Home Made Dish Soap

This week I continued on the list of home made cleaners and ventured into the line of Dish Soaps.  For this one – at first set up – I would not be able to say it was Inexpensive.  The liquid Castile Soap is $11.00 and the Glycerin is $7.00 here in the northwest.  However, the Name Brand Dish Soap that I was going to purchase was $3.00, and I have already re-filled the bottle two times. ( I have quite a few Essential Oils, I have no idea how much it would cost to replace them)


However, the ingredients make my fingers happy!

Certified Fair Trade Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, 18-in-1 Hemp Citrus Orange Pure castile Soap made with organic oils – Coconut, Potassium, Olive, Orange, Hemp Jojoba, Lemon, and Lime Oils. This castile soap (in any “flavor”) is an ingredient in many of the recipes on the list.

Glycerin Skin Protectant, Pure Natural Skin Softener is used to prevent and temporarily protect chafed chapped cracked or wind burned skin and lips.

1 Ounce of Liquid Castile Soap (any brand), 2 cups water, 1 tsp Glycerin, and 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil.


I use the lid to a Dutch Love Cocoa Steamer to pour the ingredients directly into a used soap container. As you can see – after the initial $20.00 ish investment, I will be able to make many batches of Organic Home Made Dish Soap.

Breakdown by Covenant Creek –
Dawn Dish Soap – Cost $3.59  – 22 oz,  Price Per Ounce .16
Home Made Soap  –  Cost Per Batch – 88 Cents – 17.2 Oz, Price per Ounce .05


This article was submitted for publication The Christian Home Issue 6.  I encourage you to pour your favorite sipping beverage and take the time to allow yourself to be encouraged, inspired, and uplifted. The Christian Home is an online magazine – at this time – it is open to new writers. Is there something that you know or practice today, that you didn’t last month or early in the early days of keeping your home?  I exhort you to take the time to share, write it down, and encourage others. I have learned so much through these articles. – And, from the numbers on my stat counter, the reach is great, and there are many looking for your kind words!

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8 Responses to Home Made Dish Soap

  1. Lorus says:

    This is a wonderful idea! I use liquid castile soap (from my health food store) to make my own foaming hand soap, but I never thought of using it for dish soap! It is so much easier on my hands than any other soap and I have been told that it is safe for washing fruits and veggies too!

  2. Christine says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I’m starting to use vinegar for a lot of things and want to try to eliminate most cleaning products. Still working on making the transition too.

  3. Briana says:

    Wow! I need to try this. I don’t like all of the artificial scents in everything we buy and this would get rid of one of them.

  4. That is the one cleaners recipe I did not have. Thank you.

  5. corine says:

    Hi. 🙂 I just want to thank you for sharing your recipes. This is something I have really been wanting to do. Thanks a million! 😀

  6. Karen says:

    Very cool Angie!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Blossom says:

    Awesome, thanks for sharing! I don’t know where to get castile soap locally though and it seems to cost me too much online. Although…if I make it according to your recipe it’ll last a really long time. I have a lot of essential oils (lavender) and some glycerin already. Hmmm now you got me thinking.

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