Dishwasher detergent

Chemicals hide everywhere in your home; you might think that something as innocent as running your dishwasher would do not harm, but the truth is it does!

Chlorine, alkyl phenoxy ethanol’s (APEs), dichloromethane (DCM), diethanolamine (DEA), dioxane, phosphates, sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate, and synthetic fragrances are chemicals often found in dish soaps. The chemicals in dishwashing soap are poisonous and cancerous; they can contribute to genetic problems like asthma, as well as cause skin irritation.

How do I make my own?

3 cups washing soda

1 ½ cups baking soda

1 ½ cups citric acid

¾ cup salt

¾ cup white vinegar

30 drops essential oil of choice

Ice cube tray


Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Gradually add the vinegar, a small amount at a time. Mix in the essential oil and pack the mixture into an ice cube tray. Set the trays into a sunny spot and let them dry for 24 hours.


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Was born and raised in London and first came to North Cyprus as a child where he lived for two and a half years. The Island left a long lasting impression on him, for after travelling the world and experiencing many different cultures and ways of life, Cyprus was always there. Sal, as his friends call him, has always had a passion for Art & Design and studied the subject for over ten years and resulted in him specializing in the design and production of contemporary furniture. He has worked in this field for twenty years now. After not having visited the Island for fifteen years he followed his heart back to North Cyprus, where he’s lived for the last four years. Now Sal works on a creative basis for NC Magazine.