When it comes to easy cleaning hacks this easy dish soap is my favorite. Super easy to make, uses simple to find ingredients and it’s the most effective solution you’ll ever find.
When you’re a busy mom with kids, the dishes pile up quickly. Top that with school, errands, sports, holidays and other things in life that keep you busy, and you suddenly find yourself with a huge stack of dishes and very little time to get through all of them. I get you.
While you can’t wave a magic wand to make all those dirty dishes clean again (wouldn’t that be wonderful?), I do have a little hack to make it easier, more enjoyable and definitely way more gentle on your hands. My secret? This easy dish soap that’s the easiest ever to make. Yes, seriously this is really the easiest dish soap you’ll find aside from the stuff you’ll buy in stores.
It takes no time to make, and I’ve found this recipe to be particularly effective at cutting the grime on dishes. Not only it is incredibly tough on the grease thanks to the Sal Suds (which is basically a really concentrated Biodegradable cleaner that works amazingly well), but it’s also really moisturizing thanks to the coconut oil that we are adding in.
And the best part? It’s really soapy and foamy. Maybe that’s a personal preference but one of the things I miss the most when making homemade all natural cleaners is all the foam the store-bought ones create. Bu this one over here? It’s bubbly and smells amazing.
I like to make a big bowl of it and just dip the sponge in it but you can also bottle it up to have it right next to the sink at all times. It holds up great for around 1 1/2 weeks but I usually just make it weekly especially since it takes less than 5 minutes to whip up.
Ready to make some yourself? Here’s the lowdown.
Easy Dish Soap Recipe
1 Cup distilled water
1/4 Cup vinegar
1/2 Cup sal suds
1 Tbsp coconut oil
In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix until well incorporated.