This looks like a really cool recipe. I just wanted to advise to let you know, though: if you include the vinegar, it will neutralize the cleaning power of both the castile soap and the washing soda. Soap (not detergent, just soaps), washing soda, and baking soda too, are all bases. Vinegar, lemon juice, etc. are acids. Put together, both are neutralized (you may see some curdling of the soap after a little bit) and the cleaning power of the solution is gone.
I am definitely going to try this without the vinegar, though! When I lived overseas where all the dish detergents were incapable of getting grease off anything (they had Dawn, which worked, but it was $6/small bottle), I used to add baking soda to give it a boost. It worked great! So, I’m super excited to try this out, too!
Have you ever noticed there isn’t an actual list of ingredients on your dish soap? Instead of tossing down the cash to pick up the top grease-fighting brand, try your hand at making your own eco-friendly liquid soap for just pennies per bottle. And you can personalize this dish soap with your favorite scent, turning washing dishes into a new favorite activity. Repurpose an old container for a fun and cute sink-side cleaning companion.
Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups boiling water, 1 tablespoon Borax, 1 tablespoon washing soda, 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar, 1/2 cup liquid castile soap, 10 drops essential oil (optional), mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons, whisk, plastic or glass container.
Mix well all ingredients and pour the liquid in a plastic or glass container. Your homemade eco-friendly liquid dish soap is now ready for action.