Wash dishes naturally and avoid dry skin! Make homemade dish soap with essential oils.
I make my own natural cleaners for everything! The tub, the shower tiles, the bathroom sink, the kitchen counters, the floors, air fresheners—and even a homemade dish soap with essential oils.
And I have to say . . . using Lavender in a homemade dish soap has changed my experience of washing dishes.
My hands are not as dried out as they might be if I used commercial dish soaps, which can contain harsh ingredients.
I created this particular homemade dish soap with essential oils especially for my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy.
Lavender’s “Squeaky Clean, Skin Friendly” Dish Soap
- 6 oz (168 g) Castile soap
- 1 oz (30 ml) Lavender hydrosol (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 12 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 8 drops Rosalina essential oil (Melaleuca ericifolia)
- 8 drops Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Make this dish soap in an 8 oz (240 ml) plastic squeeze bottle.
Pour the Castile soap and hydrosol into the bottle, and then add the essential oils.
Shake before each use, then use a generous squirt to wash your dishes.
So why is Lavender’s recipe for homemade dish soap with essential oils so effective?
Well, all three essential oils in this blend are known to send germs packing, and the Castile soap is an excellent cleaner.
The essential oils can also support immunity . . . which means that instead of exposing yourself to potentially toxic chemicals that your body isn’t sure what to do with (and which can compromise your immunity), you’re actually supporting your health.
Imagine that . . . clean your dishes and get healthier!
It might not make you more excited to wash your dishes, but it can definitely make it more pleasant to do so.
And as I mentioned above, this dish soap is super gentle on skin, not as harsh or drying as you might find in many commercial dish washing soaps. If you like, you can follow up washing your dishes with a natural hand lotion to deeply replenish any lost moisture.
I think you’ll use up your homemade dish soap quickly, but just in case, I suggest making a fresh bottle every few weeks (since there are no preservatives in it).
Want to learn more of Lavender’s essential oil recipes?
I’d be honored if you’d pick up my book,
The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils.
Lavender has a lot of different recipes in The Heart of Aromatherapy, including “Scrub-a-Dub Tub Scrub,” “Comfy and Cozy Upholstery Spray,” a pain-relieving “Band-Aid in a Bottle” gel, and so many more.
There are over 100 unique recipes in the book, and 40 essential oil profiles that treat the oils like friends—with personalities, hobbies, jobs, and favorite recipes! If you find it easier to learn through stories than through a simple reciting of information, you will LOVE The Heart of Aromatherapy!