It’s no secret I’m more than a little obsessed with essential oils! I signed up with my essential oil company a couple years ago, primarily so I could order at wholesale prices. I had used EOs for years before a friend introduced me to dōTERRA, but I had never felt comfortable taking them internally before I found these. Now I ingest EOs nearly daily. But more about that later.
I created this recipe based on others I’d seen online. I was too lazy to get to a computer when I wanted to make this, so I winged it a bit. I am really happy with how well it works, particularly on burned-on grease!
I used 1/4 cup liquid castile (I have citrus and almond so I went with the citrus), 20 crops of a citrus blend and a tablespoon of orange blossom water I happened to have on hand from making bar soap. It smells great and works so well. I washed a whole sink of dishes, including a cookie sheet that had burned on bacon grease, and everything came clean so much more easily than when I use commercial dish soaps!
I also did an experiment where I took three pumps of this and added it to 6oz of water with 2oz of alcohol and it made a wonderful glass cleaner!
We are washing our hands with it too. Another option for the dispensers is to use your favorite commercial soap as a base (like Method or Seventh Generation) and dilute it 50/50 and add EOs. It might be an easier transition for doubting spouses, partners and teens! (My 15yo son complains just to complain sometimes.)