It’s been so long since I shared a recipe here hasn’t it? We still make all of your own everything and I am constantly improving and tweaking them but dish soap (I’m talking the kind you use to hand wash, we don’t do the dishwasher thing) alluded me for years. I created dozens of concoctions, tried whatever recipe I found on the internet if it looked promising, oh I am such a sucker for a pretty picture, but they all ended up being not as good as organic store bought dish soap. Then last spring I spent a day just mixing in the kitchen and I read an article about Sal Suds, a product made by Dr Bronners which is a detergent not a soap and people were using it to make laundry detergent. A few hours down a rabbit hole to research why it has SLS in it, what kind and why this one would be safer than the SLS I have stayed away from for years and in the end, I felt safe putting it in my dish soap and I trust Dr Bronners. You may go down your own rabbit holes to see for yourself. And now onto my dish soap recipe!
We have used this spring now and I love it. It works and makes so many bubbles which make me happy (I know bubbles don’t mean clean but when I am washing dishes I will pay big money for organic soap that makes bubbles) and it smells so amazing!! I switch up the oils I add depending on the season. Right now I am doing lemon and basil and oh mylanta it smells wonderful. During the holidays I added Thieves and pine to it and I’m telling you, dishes are a breeze.
Farmish Momma’s Dishsoap
1 c Sals Suds
1 c water
1 tbsp Thieves cleaner
1 tbsp baking soda
10 drops lemon essential oil
Mix the Sals Suds and water in a bowl, add the Thieves cleaner and baking soda and stir it up (I use a whisk). Finally add your essential oils. If it gets too thick, add more water. I love how thick this turns out. It sticks to the dishcloth and stays put instead of running down the drain.
So there you have it. Enjoy it and I would love to hear how you like it.