1.) All Natural
3.) Effective (as in, they work!)
Dish Soap was something I hadn't tried yet- it just seemed complicated to make anything "liquid", so up until now I have been buying Seventh Generation Dish Soap, which unfortunately comes in a plastic squeeze bottle.
I have been reading a lot of one of my new favorite websites, Trash Backwards, and found they had a list of 100 Things you Never Need to Buy (be still my beating heart). Lists like that get me excited. I love not buying! One of the things on there was dish soap, and the recipe was ridiculously easy : baking soda and essential oil ( I used a few drops of lavender). Baking soda comes in a cardboard box, and essential oil in a glass vile, so we have plastic-free dish soap!
I was skeptical, I didn't think it would work. My husband even said, "If baking soda cleans dishes, why are people spending all this money on dish soap?" to that my response was, "marketing?".
I didn't even have to nail holes into a jar lid as she recommended, because I had an old glass paremsan container just waiting to become a dish soap container.
The verdict? Holy guacamole! This stuff works! Even I was surprised, with a sprinkling of this and a scrub brush my oatmeal pot (pictured at left) was clean! An you know what it's like to scrub gummy oatmeal...
That just made my day. I love finding cheap, natural cleaning recipes that work : )
Do you make your own cleaning products? Would you try this?