Hello again, savvy savers! If you are anything like me, you may be finding yourself washing more and more dishes by hand this time of year. Everything from platters, heirloom dishes, vases, cloches, and the like always seem to be on my to-do list! With all this washing comes the use of a lot of dish washing soap needs, and so for this weeks Housewife Hacks, I wanted to share my recipe for Gingerbread Scented Dish Soap!
I can make this blend for under $0.50 per 1 pint jar, making this product seventy-five percent less than most commercial blends!
Here’s how to make it:
- 2 cups water
- 2 bars grated soap, grated to 1/4 flakes
- ¼ cup castile soap
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon non-GMO vegetable glycerin
- 20 drops ginger essential oil
- 10 drops clove oil
- Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan.
- Add the soap flakes and stir to dissolve, gently stir for one full minute.
- Remove the mixture from the heat.
- Add the castile soap, baking soda, glycerin, and essential oil.
- Stir well for one full additional minute, making sure everything is dissolved.
- Allow mixture to cool for twenty minutes.
- Carefully pour into a reusable bottle with a spout, a pump jar, or mason jar.
- Be sure to label your jar.
- Place your jar under the cabinet and allow to settle for twenty-four hours.