DIY Dish soap that works and bubbles

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.


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