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Old 03/30/13, 12:11 AM
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homemade dish soap

Hi All,

I have a question about homemade dish soap. Most of the recipes on You Tube call for the addition of castile soap. I find it makes my hands, the sink, and the dishes greasy. I honestly don't get what castile soap is all about. Can anyone enlighten me? Also, are there any recipes for homemade dish soap that actually work?

Thanks, Sheryl
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Old 03/30/13, 11:44 AM
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Castile soap is made with 100% olive oil. (Unless it is Kirk's Castile, then that is 100% coconut oil)

Personally, for dishes and clothes, I prefer using detergent over soap.
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Old 03/31/13, 02:15 AM
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Commercial dish soap is cheap. Nothing homemade that I've tried works as well. I save money on other products. Not worth my time messing with IMO.
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Old 04/01/13, 10:19 PM
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I make my own laundry detergent (works great), dishwasher detergent (works so-so) and decided not to make my own liquid dish soap. Every "natural" brand I ever tried was horrible, greasy and didn't clean. And Dawn is so cheap, seems my time is better spent elsewhere.

But maybe someone has an answer! I'd like to know.
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