More and more people are choosing make your own dishwashing soaps from homemade ingredients with degreasing and antibacterial properties. The reasons are various: from not wanting to use chemical products to avoid damaging the hands, due to allergy problems, to using more environmentally friendly solutions or, also, to save money on the family budget.
Whatever the reason we want to try making our own dish soap, here are some ‘recipes’ to get it:
1 With aloe vera
It’s athe perfect option to clean the dishes and, at the same time, take care of our hands. We will need 3 tablespoons of grated lizard or Marseille soap; two large cups of aloe vera gel coffee (if we have the plant, we will use the gel of two small leaves or 1 medium), and three cups of water.
For the preparation, we first bring the water to a boil and when it reaches the boiling point, we lower the heat to the minimum. Next, we add the soap and mix until it is well dissolved. We turn off the heat and add the aloe vera gel and stir again so that everything is well mixed. Once cooled, we can store it in a bottle and we can use it.
2 With baking soda and lemon oil
Both ingredients are used in many cleaning solutions so they could not be missing in a homemade dish soap.
We will need only 10 drops of lemon oil and 1 cup of baking soda (100 grams). And for its preparation, we mix the two ingredients in a container (we must use gloves to do it) and we will have our soap ready.
3 With coarse salt and lavender
The texture of coarse salt allows you to remove the traces of grease that may be in kitchen utensils and, if we add the properties of lavender to eliminate unpleasant odors and bacteria, we have a perfect combination.. We will need a cup of coarse salt (100 grams) and 20 drops of lavender oil. For the preparation we simply mix the coarse salt with the drops of lavender and that’s it.
4 With vinegar and glycerin soap
This homemade soap that combines vinegar and glycerin soap recommended for cleaning pots and pans as it is a more complete formula. We will use the juice of a lemon, six tablespoons of coarse salt (60 grams), 3 glasses of water (750 ml), 1 glass of white vinegar (250 ml), 1 cup of grated glycerin soap (100 grams) and 3 tablespoons of baking soda (30 grams).
For the preparation, we put the white vinegar and the water in a pot to heat over medium heat. When it starts to boil, we reduce the heat to a minimum and add the glycerin soap. Stir with a wooden ladle and add the lemon juice, salt and bicarbonate. We stir well and we can put out the fire. We must let the mixture cool before using it.