Natural Dish Liquid & Hand Wash recipe

Natural Dish Liquid & Hand Wash recipe

Discover a natural and cost-effective alternative that not only cleans dishes but also serves as a versatile hand wash, shampoo, and pet cleanser. 

Learn how to create this multipurpose liquid using simple ingredients and enjoy the benefits of a more sustainable cleaning routine.

What you'll need


- 25- 50ml Liquid Castile Soap

- 450 - 475ml Distilled water or boiled tap water

- 1/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum

- 1 tablespoon Vegetable Glycerine

- 5-10 drops Essential oils of your choice (optional)


- Mixing jug

- Spoon

- Measuring Spoon

- Pump bottle to store and use


Approx. 500ml


The method 

Making your liquid soap wash is as easy as making a cuppa!

1. First create the thickening mixture by adding the Glycerine and Xanthan Gum into the bowl. Mix them thoroughly until the mixture is smooth and forms a paste.

2. Add the liquid Castile Soap then slowly add the water to the gel mixture while whisking gently. Be careful not to create too many bubbles and keep whisking until you have reached your desired consistency.

3. Transfer the mixture to a pump bottle, and it's ready to use. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Enhance your hand wash

Transform your hand wash into a nourishing treat by adding jojoba oil for moisture, Vitamin E for skin protection or aloe oil for soothing comfort. For an aromatic touch, swap out water for rose water to calm and tone the skin with every wash. These simple additions can make your hand washing routine a luxurious and eco-friendly experience.

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