DIY Soap for the Dishawasher, The Dishes, and your Hands


I participated in the Carnival for Natural Parenting – and this month the topic was family recipes.  One of the recipes was an awesome DIY 3 in 1 Hand, dish, dish soap, and dishwasher soap from Jennifer (@HybridRastaMama) of  The Natural Parenting Network .  I want to try it out.

It’s a very easy and very natural recipe.  I deviated from her recipe just a bit, cause I used what I had around the house.


Ingrediants - DIY hand soap

  1. An 8 oz bar of Kiss My Face Olive oil soap which I cut in half.
  2. 8 cups of water infused with lime (for 24 hours)
  3. Bergamot Essential Oil


1.  DIY soap - soap

I cut the soap in half and put half in the freezer

2.  frozen and shaved soap - DIY soap

I shaved the soap.  Jennifer used a cheese grater, but since I didn’t have one of those, I used a knife.  It was easy to shave since the bar was frozen.

3.  Heat up lime infused water - diy soap

I heated up the lime infused water to boiling and then turned off the heat.  I put in the soap, and maybe 10 dashes of the Bergamot Essential Oil and mixed aggressively with a wire whisk.  I allowed it to sit covered overnight.  My mixture was homogenous, so I then put the mixture in a mason jar, a washed out Palmolive bottle and a hand soap dispenser, and used.  If your mixture isn’t homogenous, then aggressively mix with a wire whisk and allow it to sit (covered) another 8-10 hours.

4. DIY 3 in 1 soap

5.  So then i tried it

Voila, they are clean

Those are not spots, they are etching in the glass (due to almost 11 years of use).  They are pristine!

Thanks so much Jennifer for the awesome – and green recipe!



This post was created for Change The World Wednesday at Reduce Footprints.  This weeks theme is eco-friendly cleaners

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  1. Great recipe! I cannot wait to try it. Thank you! 🙂
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  2. Hey Kerry,

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you like it as much as i do! Jennifer was so awesome to share!
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  3. Wow, bergamot and lime! How did it smell? Those sound great!
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  4. Wow this is awesome! I wish i could make myself take the time to do this to see how it works for me at home
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