Yes, it’s D-Day in the Blogging from A to Z challenge! There are many Delightful Words that begin with D, but DIY/Do-it-Yourself is one of my favorites!
This weekend, I ran out of dish soap. I considered just not doing the dishes, but that never works for very long. The weather was crazy here in Chicago this weekend or I would have just walked to the store and bought some.
And I do love making my own. I looked around on-line. There are lots of recipes for DIY dish soap, but I chose this one, DIY Dish Soap from Livesimply.me because I had all the ingredients on hand (from my DIY laundry soap kit, although I’m now using soap nuts (which I got from Amazon.com for my laundry). I’ve been using it for a couple of days now and I really like it!
I added peppermint oil to it plus a little coconut oil (oil is one of the optional ingredients. I put it in my empty 7th generation dish soap bottle and voila! It smells great!
I’m not sure how much essential oil I put in. The recipe says 20 drops, but they sometimes come out so fast that I lose count–but it’s somewhere in the general vicinity. Although sometimes they don’t come out at all and then I get frustrated.