Dish soap. Just another household item that is SO easy and inexpensive to make. I've tried a few recipes and they were either too watery, or left residue, or just didn't get the harder jobs done. So I finally came up on this one, which has a really good sudsy, slightly thicker viscosity. It has worked the best, in my opinion.
2 C water
1/4 C grated castile soap flakes (I used Kirk's)
1/2 C liquid castile soap (I used Dr. Bronner's)
2 Tsp washing soda
1 Tsp vegetable glycerine
Essential Oils (I used 5 drops of Lemon and 3 drops of Joy)
Liquid soap dispenser
Bring water to a boil and add your soap flakes. Stir until they've dissolved. Add the rest of your ingredients and stir for a minute until everything has dissolved. Carefully funnel soap into your dispenser and you're done! It takes about 24 hours for the soap to settle, but I used it right away and it worked fine.
The mixture of lemon and joy is one of my favorite essential oil combinations! It's so uplifting and smells delicious. A really great scent for summertime, or any time for that matter, and makes me actually look forward to scrubbing some dishes just to catch the aroma. Lemon does a great job of cutting grease too! Both oils come in the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. Even more proof to me that this investment of my kit purchase is paying for itself a thousand times over. I really do love this stuff.