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Do you need a grease-cutting dish liquid that doesn’t hurt your hands? Are you tired of using detergents that contain so many chemicals? For several weeks, I have been on a mission to find a dish liquid that actually cuts grease. I’ve been mixing and tweaking and finally this one works – and it won’t break your budget.
Our middle child, Sarah, has been testing it for me since she is our official dishwasher. She does an amazing job cleaning the dishes seeing how picky I am about any form of microbial residue. Anyway, she kept telling me – after each batch I made- that she could still feel a slight film of greasy-type stuff on the dishes especially any plastic ones.
For the first week of testing, I used liquid Castile Soap since I was inspired by this recipe but we used so much that half the bottle was gone in a week – so I knew that wouldn’t work on our tight budget. We usually wash about 3 loads of dishes a day.
The second week, I knew I had to do something that was less expensive. So this is what I put together and it actually works. We’ve been using it for about a month and washing a ton of dishes.
Grease-Cutting Dish Soap
3 cups hot water
3/4 c. shaved Castile bar soap
3/4 c. Seventh Generation dish soap
6 drops Tea Tree Oil
6 – 7 drops Orange Essential Oil
It’s that simple.
I shave about 2/3 of a bar of Castile soap and then dump the shavings into a bowl of hot water. Stir it and let it sit for probably 5 minutes. And then stir it again. Let it sit another couple of minutes until most of the shavings are dissolved.
Then pour in your Seventh Generation Dish Soap and stir it around.
After that, grab your Tea Tree Oil and Orange Essential Oil and add a few drops of each into your mixture.
Pour this soap solution into a glass jar. I prefer a wide-mouth canning jar but it’s totally up to you. It will thicken when it cools off but we usually use it immediately instead of waiting.
Now, you’re ready to go!! Happy Washing!!
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Rebekah Baker is a paleo/homeschool mom by day and a blogger/writer by night. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three amazing children. Her passion for natural living has been the catalyst for becoming a homesteader – producing as many things as possible “from scratch.” This crazy journey into discovering a more Biblical lifestyle only confirmed itself about a year ago when their oldest daughter was diagnosed with IBS, Leaky Gut, a Candida overgrowth, and multiple food allergies including a severe gluten intolerance. Check out her strange, shocking discoveries as well as cool, crazy experiments over at Naturally Blessed Mama.
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