Homemade Cleaning Products: Dish Soap

It may lack bubbles, but this homemade liquid dishwashing soap works just as well as the store-bought stuff!

Get your suds on

This formula doesn't suds up much, but it's effective and gentle on your hands.

Prep: 2 min.

Cost: $2.48

Yield: 16.5 oz.



  • Funnel
  • Measuring cup and spoon
  • 24-oz. squirt bottle (or empty dishwashing-liquid bottle)



  • 2/3 cup liquid castile soap
  • 3 tsp. vegetable glycerin
  • 5 drops tea-tree essential oil
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 1/3 cups water



Using funnel, pour soap, glycerin, tea-tree oil, lemon oil and water into bottle. Shake well to emulsify. Place soap beside sink and use on dishes and hands. This fragrant formula also will clean your kitchen countertops beautifully.