Why make your own dish soap at home when you can buy it at the store you ask? Well, many store bought dish soaps contain toxic, synthetic ingredients and dyes that are harmful to us as well as the environment. This DIY Dish soap homemade recipe is quick and easy to make, uses all-natural ingredients and is more cost-effective. This recipe creates a dish soap that rivals store bought brands in thickness and effectiveness, but it’s healthy for you and the environment!
About the supplies/ingredients
Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
- Highly concentrated (so one bottle lasts for a good while)
- Biodegradable formula is good for the environment
White distilled vinegar
- Inexpensive, yet effective
- Non-toxic and good for the environment
- Extremely versatile
Distilled (or filtered) water
- Doesn’t contain any of the yuckies that tap water has
- NOTE: Soap won’t thicken when tap water is used
- Distilled water is preferred, but can be substituted with filtered water
Himalayan pink salt
- Is alkaline and contains over 80 essential minerals
- Has antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
- The secret ingredient that thickens the dish soap, so don’t omit this!
I like using a foaming soap dispenser which doubles as hand soap at the kitchen sink, and allows the recipe to last longer since foaming dispensers require a fraction of the amount of soap at a time. A win-win!
How to make
- Add 1/2 cup of distilled (or filtered water) to the soap dispenser
- Next, add 1/2 cup of white distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup of Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
- Add 2 tsp of Himalayan pink salt
- Close the soap dispenser and shake to combine