Wash dishes naturally and avoid dry skin! Make homemade dish soap with essential oils.
My friend lavender essential oil likes to keep his house clean.
He makes his own natural cleansers for everything! The bathtub, shower tiles, bathroom sink, kitchen counters, floors, air fresheners and even your own homemade dish soap with essential oils.
And I have to say. . . Using Lavender’s homemade dish soap has changed my experience with dishes.
My hands aren’t as dry as they could be if I used commercial dish soap, which may contain harsh ingredients.
Lavender created this homemade dish soap with essential oils specially for my book, The heart of aromatherapy. (I feel so special, haha!)
Lavender Squeaky Clean, Skin Friendly Dish Soap
- 6 oz (168 g) Castile soap
- 1 oz (30 ml) lavender hydrosol (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 12 drops of lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 8 drops of Rosalina essential oil (Melaleuca ericifolia)
- 8 drops of tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Prepare this dish soap in a flexible 8 oz (240 ml) plastic bottle.
Pour the Castile soap and the hydrosol in the bottle, then add the essential oils.
Shake before each use, then use a generous spray to wash your dishes.
So why is Lavender’s recipe for homemade dish soap with essential oils so effective?
Well, the three essential oils in this blend are known to send germs, and Castile soap is a great cleanser.
Essential oils can also support immunity. . . which means that instead of exposing yourself to potentially toxic chemicals that your body doesn’t know what to do (and that can compromise your immunity), you are actually supporting your health.
Imagine that. . . clean your dishes and get healthier!
It may not make you more eager to wash your dishes, but it can certainly make it more enjoyable to do.
And as I mentioned above, this dish soap is super gentle on the skin, not as harsh or drying out as you might find in many commercial dish soaps. If you wish, you can continue washing your dishes with a natural hand lotion to thoroughly replenish any lost moisture.
I think you will quickly use your homemade dish soap, but just in case, I suggest making a fresh bottle every few weeks (since there are no preservatives).
Do you want to know more about lavender essential oil recipes?
I would be honored if you took my book,
The heart of aromatherapy: an easy-to-use guide to essential oils.
Lavender has many different recipes The heart of aromatherapy, including “Scrub-a-Dub Tub Scrub”, “Comfy and Cozy Upholstery Spray”, an analgesic gel “Band-Aid in a Bottle”, and many others.
There are over 100 unique recipes in the book and 40 essential oil profiles that treat oils like friends, with personalities, hobbies, jobs and favorite recipes! If you find it easier to learn through stories than by simply reciting information, you WILL LIKE The heart of aromatherapy!