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DIY Antibacterial Lemongrass Dishwashing Liquid

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I love the smell of lemongrass, it smells fresh, citrusy and is reminiscent of the high-end candles I like to smell at various pottery barn type stores. It is actually one of the more affordable essential oils, at less than $5 for a small container. This dishwashing liquid works really well, smells great and costs almost nothing. The washing powder cuts through grease, the liquid castile soap makes a slight lather, the bar soap thickens, and the glycerine makes it a little thicker and softens your hands in the process Lastly, I add a little tea tree oil for its natural anti-bacterial properties.

Note: Do not add vinegar to your dishsoap, as it cancels out the cleaning properties of the castile soap and the soap breaks down.

Gather
1 1/2 c boiling water
1 rounded tbsp washing powder
3 tbsp castile bar soap, grated on smallest setting (I used a microplane)
1/4 c liquid castile soap
10-15 drops lemongrass essential oil
5-10 drops tea tree oil

Make
Boil water and add washing powder, stir until all dissolves. Add bar soap shavings and stir to dissolve.
Add essential oils then pour all ingredients into a re-used plastic dishsoap bottle or a glass olive oil bottle (even better!)

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