How to make eco-friendly dishwasher soap - the best recipes

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Do you want to learn how to make homemade and ecological soap to wash dishes? More and more people are opting for this homemade product because the commercial dishwashers that we normally use, whether they are machine or hand washing, carry a lot of chemicals. These can damage our skin and health, as well as damage the environment, something that also hurts us in the end.

Learn how to make homemade dishwasher soapTo help improve the environment, your health and your pocketbook, since it is cheaper, do not hesitate to continue reading this article by Green Ecologist. In the following recipes, we will use ingredients such as lemon, used oil and aloe vera. Take note!

How to make a homemade and ecological dishwasher

If you wonder how to make homemade dish soap You have come to the right place. In Ecologist Verde, to start, we recommend that you try the following 3 recipes which include lemon, used oil and aloe vera or aloe vera, choose the one you like best.

To be organic soaps, neither glycerin nor caustic soda will be used in any of the recipes, since both products are not actually organic. The reason is that the first is made up of vegetable and animal fats and the second is very harmful during soap making. Instead, we will always use the saponaria, or the soap plant, or bar soap remnants of other times that we have made our homemade soap, either for dishes, clothes or for the body.

Homemade dishwasher soap with lemon

In this first recipe we will mainly use lemon, white vinegar, salt and bicarbonate, ingredients with powerful antiseptic, cleaning and degreasing properties, perfect for washing dishes. How do you make lemon dish soap? Simply put these ingredients together and follow these steps:


  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of saponaria powder
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda


  1. In a saucepan or pot pour the water and vinegar, put it on the fire and leave it over medium heat. When it reaches the boiling point, lower it and let it simmer for a couple of minutes while you stir.
  2. Raise over medium heat and, while stirring, add the coarse salt, the saponaria powder, the lemon juice and the baking soda. To add them correctly remember not to stop mixing and wait for each ingredient to be well integrated into the mixture before adding the next one.
  3. Keep mixing until the last ingredient has dissolved well and when you have a homogeneous mixture, you can turn off the heat and remove the saucepan to let it cool.
  4. When it has cooled completely and is at room temperature you can store it in the bottle you have chosen for it.
  5. We recommend that you label the bottle so that you always know what type of soap it is or what it contains.
  6. If there is ever something thick left in the bottle as it gets colder, you just need to shake it a little to get the soap out.

Although this recipe is ideal as homemade soap to wash dishes by hand, also serves as homemade and ecological machine dishwasher. However, we recommend that you always consult the manual before using it or discuss with the manufacturer of the dishwasher whether the use of this soap may be detrimental to its proper functioning or not.

How to make dishwasher soap from used oil

Another thing that many people wonder is how to do homemade liquid dishwasher, since they prefer to use it in this format rather than in pills. The previous recipe works in this case, but another way to make a homemade and ecological dishwasher is to follow the following homemade dish soap recipe which includes used oil. Reusing oil at home is somewhat easier than it may sound, and one of the most useful ways is to make your own homemade soap.

Next, we explain how to make liquid soap with used dishwasher oil. Take note!


  • 6 and 1/2 tablespoons (100 g) of used oil. It can be any used in the kitchen.
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of mineral water.
  • 1 cup of saponaria powder or dried flowers and leaves.
  • 20 or 25 drops of essential oil of lavender, lemon or another aroma that we like.

You will also need molds to make soap bars, which we will continue to work on so that they become liquid dishwasher soap.


  1. Filter the oil that you have used to cook with a pot and a filter for coffee, you can also use a funnel if you need it. In this way, you will remove all possible food residues.
  2. Bring water to boil in a pot and when it is at the boiling point and leave the heat low, add the saponaria or soap plant and stir.
  3. Stir until the saponaria is dissolved or as integrated as possible.
  4. Add the oil while you continue mixing.
  5. Also add the essential oil and continue mixing until you get a homogeneous mixture.
  6. Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the stove to cool.
  7. When it starts to get warm, pour the mixture into the molds and let it cool. You can put it in the fridge to make it cool faster, as it can take several days outside to harden well.
  8. Once the tablets are hard, unmold them and allow them to finish air drying for a few hours or even a day. You must store them in a dry and ventilated area.

How To Make Liquid Dishwasher Soap From Used Oil

  1. To make liquid dish soap, now grate or cut the bars into small pieces in a large bowl or container.
  2. Boil water separately and when it starts to boil, pour it over the grated grates of the tablets until they are well covered. Stir well until the ingredients are well integrated.
  3. Add alcohol, specifically 0.5% of the amount you used oil, depending on the final amount of soap you make.
  4. Mix well again until you see that it is homogeneous and pour the mixture into the bottle of your choice to store your liquid dishwasher.

We will tell you more in this other article on How to make homemade soap with used oil.

How to make a homemade dishwasher with aloe vera

Lastly, a great option for washing dishes by hand is to make your own homemade dishwasher with aloe vera, which will serve both to clean the dishes and to take care of your skin, so it will be ideal for washing dishes by hand. To make this other recipe from ecological dishwasher follow these directions:


  • 1 cup of saponaria powder
  • Gel of 2 aloe vera leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of white vinegar


  1. Extract the gel from the aloe vera or aloe vera leaves and set it aside in a bowl.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and when it reaches the boiling point, with the simmer, add the saponaria and stir well until it dissolves well.
  3. While stirring, add the baking soda and vinegar and continue mixing.
  4. When all the ingredients are well integrated, turn off the heat and remove the pot.
  5. Add the aloe vera gel and stir again, until everything is well integrated.
  6. Pour the mixture, once it has cooled completely, into the bottle of your choice.

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