DIY Liquid Dish Detergent

I love a great find and this one is right on the money !! Its easy and it has antibacterial properties. You can make as little or as much as you want !! Because of the castile soap in the recipe you will not want to use lemon juice or vinegar because it will  cancel out the soap and make it bad. Adding the glycerin will make your hands soft and it cleans dishes really well. Give it a try and let me know what you think !!!


Homemade Liquid Dish Soap


  • 1/2 cup grated soap (I used Dr. Bronners Citrus Castile soap)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 Tbs vegetable glycerin
  • 10-20 drops of tea tree oil (anti-bacterial) if you like the smell you can add more if not add the lesser.


Directions: Grate bar of soap. In a saucepan add water and 1/2 cup grated soap. Over low/medium heat gently heat without bringing to a boil until all the soap has dissolved. Add in vegetable glycerin and stir well. Place in a jar. After cooling for a short time (30 minutes to an hour) add in tea tree oil and allow to set up for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.


#Note: Castile soap does not hsoapave a lot of bubbles because its pure soap without any harmful additives, so don’t be alarmed !! Go to for more info on their soaps.


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