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.