Say Bye to Dirty Dishes with this Easy and Eco-Friendly Dish Soap

Recipes and DIY

When it comes to household chores, doing the dishes is probably not your idea of a good time. However, making your own eco-friendly dish soap can be.

Now, you may be thinking: “I already buy eco-friendly dish soap.” Well, even eco-friendly soap comes in plastic bottles, which turns into plastic waste. Plus, store-bought soap is usually made from fossil fuels or palm oil. So making your own is better for the environment, and it’s just way more fun!

Thanks to Wasteland Rebel for the tip.


  • Either 25-30g palm oil-free castile bar soap (e.g. olive oil soap), or 170ml palm oil-free liquid castile soap, or you can use up whatever bar soap you still have at home, but in that case please note that the dish soap might not be free from harmful substances anymore.
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 600ml water
  • 3 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
  • 1 soap dispenser and maybe a jar for the surplus


  1. Grate the soap. If you have a food processor, you can just chop the bar into chunks and let your food processor do the shredding.
  2. Bring water to a boil. Turn off the stove, add the soap flakes. Stir with a spoon until the soap has dissolved. Let cool. Add baking soda when the mixture is still warm, but not so hot that you can not touch it.
  3. Shake before you transfer it into a soap dispenser. Also shake from time to time.

And just like that, you’ve got your eco-friendly dish soap that’s sure to make your dishes shine every time! Maybe next time we’ll find a way to make taking out the trash fun.