We ran out of automatic dishwashing soap today. I knew we were low and was planning to run to the dollar store. However the torrential rain sent me looking for an alternative. A quick Internet search yielded a bunch of recipes. So after reviewing a few I decided to try this one out.
This was quick and easy and all of the ingredients are items I always have on hand.
1/2 cup liquid castile soap - I use Dr. Bronners
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 drops tea tree oil - known for its antibacterial properties
1/4 cup white vinegar
Combine the castile soap and water. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until blended evenly. Store in a squeeze bottle. When I first mixed the ingredients they were still liquid and easy to pour. By the time I used the soap it had become a gel similar in consistency to store bought dishweasher soap.
The original recipe said to use 2 Tablespoons per wash in a standard-size dishwasher. I used a little less and was very pleased with the results.