Home Care

DIY: Key Lime Dish Detergent

This three-step concoction will last you for six months or more!

Photography: (Main Photo)

Whether it's a non-toxic bleach replacement or an all-purpose cleaner, you can't lose when you decide to switch to organic alternatives—and given the sheer volume of dirty dishes generated by a household on the daily, the dishwashing solution should be on top of your replacement list. 

Opting for a powdered dish detergent eliminates the need to buy liquid soap in plastic bottles that you also need to properly discard afterwards. It cuts down your shopping list and it doesn't pose health problems—helping you save a few bucks in the process. If you're looking for a powerful homemade solution that can get rid of grime, here's one you can try:

What you need: 


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the clay powder and essential oil. Stir until the oil disappears into the powder. 
  • Add the baking soda. Fold until well-blended. 
  • To use, add about a tablespoon of powder when washing the dishes. For stains or grease build-up, sprinkle the powder directly onto the spot before scrubbing it clean. 

RL Tip: If you prefer to use liquid soap, you can transform this detergent by adding 18 cups of boiling water to the formula and stir until the powder is dissolved. Transfer into a bottle with a squirt dispenser. 

PHOTOS and SOURCES: (Main) | | Mother Earth Living

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