DIY Natural Dish Soap

One of the biggest changes in my life is greenifying my home. I’ve done a great job at cleaning up my beauty products but I’ll admit that a lot of my household products are still of the more chemical-variety. It’s purely out of convenience – or what I thought was convenience- that I’ve yet to make this change but the #mypositivechange campaign is the motivation that I need to clean up my home!

As it turns out, making your own DIY Natural Dish Soap is way easier than we thought. My fear was that it wouldn’t work as effectively as conventional dish soap but I could not have been more wrong. Not only does it soap up like the usual stuff, but it also smells amazing. When you think about it, all of the food we eat is off of our dishes so if we’re cleaning them with conventional dish soap all of the residue from those weird ingredients you can’t pronounce can easily get mixed in with your foods. No bueno.

Made with castile soap, baking soda, vegetable glycerin, and essential oils, you can have peace of mind knowing you’re cleaning your dishes with real, plant-based products. That’s a positive change we can get behind!


  • 11/4 cups filtered water
  • 3/4 cup liquid castile soap (we used lavender)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vegetable glycerin
  • 1 tsp sweet almond oil
  • 6 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops of lemon essential oil
  • supplies: 1 pint mason jar and pump top*


  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass or mason jar.
  2. Screw on your pump lid and shake.
  3. Add 1-2 pumps to a cloth or sponge before washing dishes.
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DIY Natural Dish Soap

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