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Green Tip Tuesday – Dishwasher soap

This is going to be a quick and simple Green Tip Tuesday! When I posted Green Tips a few weeks ago about cleaning products I had a comment from someone asking for a dishwasher soap. I didn’t have one, but I found one online that I wanted to share!

Mix together ½ cup Dr. Bronner’s Castile liquid soap, ½ cup water, 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice and ½ cup white vinegar. Blend well and store in a plastic bottle. Two tablespoons will do for one load of dishes.

Castille soap is actually something I’ve not heard of until I researched this. It is made from vegetable and hemp oils, it has no animal fats, it is organic and all natural! Because of its super concentrated properties, one bottle of soap goes a long way, which in turn cuts down on the use of plastic bottles! YAY! Castile soap is a type of soap made exclusively from vegetable oil rather than animal fats or synthetics. Here is the site where you can order some of this soap – http://www.drbronner.com/ I haven’t personally tried this but from what I read it sounds pretty great! If any of you try this before I do please let me know how it is! 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Hmm…I wonder how foamy it’ll be. I once (ok, twice) used regular dish soap in my DW, we had suds galore! Looked like a bubble party in the kitchen.

    I’ll be trying this as I have Dr. Bronner’s on hand. It’s a very useful product. A bit drying on my skin, but The Texan uses it.

    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

  2. I tried this recipe a couple weeks ago and unfortunately it was a disaster! (I had such high hopes.) It left a horrid white film on all my dishes, and as much as I’ve tried to scrub it off, it’s still on a lot of what I washed. I hope you’ll have better luck than I had!

  3. Melissa and Rob says:

    Method Pink Grapefruit Dishwasher tablets are awesome!

  4. Mama on a Green Mission says:

    Oh no, Hilary! I’m so bummed to hear it did that! I had high hopes for this and really wanted to try it…now I feel bad for posting this! You probably tried this already, but just curious, did you run anohter dishwasher cycle without any soap to try and remove the film? Awww….so sorry everyone! I’ll look for more and maybe post another recipe if I can find one. Thanks for letting us know, Hilary!

  5. I did run another dishwasher cycle without any soap … and the film was still there. Then I tried to run the dishes with regular dishwasher detergent … the film was still there. Since I was wasting so much water at that point, I tried to rinse and scrub them all by hand. That got a lot of it off, but like I mentioned before, some things still have the film. So frustrating, because it sounded like it would be a fantastic recipe!

  6. castille soap is great but i haven’t tried it on dishes 🙂 thanks for the add and for hosting the hop- what a great group!

  7. SAPsMaMa says:

    We use castile soap for everything, for our hair, our dishsoap, and for making our wipes solution for cloth baby wipes!

    Share the comment love! Stop on over to SAPsMaMa Natural Parenting and Green Living blog at http://sapsmama.com!

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