How to Make Your Own Liquid Dish Soap?


Constantly running out of expensive dish wash liquids? Do you think that you tend to use up too much of it and they get over too soon? Many of us find that a fresh bottle gets used up in no time and we are constantly refilling it much before the end of the month. The solution to avoiding the whole expense cycle on liquid dish soap is to make your own at home. Natural homemade dish soap is so easy to make, smells wonderful, saves you money and is environmentally friendly. Do it yourself.

Once you buy the raw materials needed to make the soap, your recurring costs will be much lesser than what you spend on the purchase of refills month after month. You can make the soap to suit your own needs- thick, gel like or thin and watery. You can even add your own favorite fragrance to it without having to resort to the standard citrus flavors that most liquid dish soaps come in. All this, at a fraction of your monthly expense on the store bought dish soap! What are we waiting for, let’s get started with the recipe.


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup all natural soap flakes or grated soap
  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 2 teaspoons super washing soda
  • 1 teaspoon non-GMO vegetable glycerin
  • 30-40 drops of your favorite essential oil

How to make?

1.Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.

2.Add the soap flakes and stir to dissolve.

3.Add the castile soap, washing soda, glycerin and essential oil.

4.Stir well, making sure everything is dissolved.

5.Carefully pour into a bottle with a spout or pump.

6.Allow to set for about 24 hours.

Note: If it’s too thick, add a little more water. Different factors affect the thickness of the soap-the water you use (is it filter water or tap water), the brand of soap flakes or grated soap, etc. If you want a thicker soap, pour the soap back into the pan and warm it back up. Add a little more washing soda.


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