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Make Your Own Non-Toxic Dish Soap

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Why Do This?
Store-bought dish soaps are expensive and many of them contain toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and ammonia. In fact, the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of six is liquid dish soap. Protect your family and your wallet and homebrew your suds!
 
View the slideshow above to learn how to make your own dish soaps!
 
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15 mins
 
What you'll need

  • 2 cups pure liquid castile soap
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • essential oils (optional)
  • funnel
  • empty bottle
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk (or other stirring tool)

 
For more green friendly solutions, check out Treasures From Trash: Using Citrus Peels, and Make Your Own Green Laundry Solutions.
 
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Tags: Green Friendly

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