Whipped Dish Soap Recipe

Making a batch of inexpensive and chemical-free dish soap at home is a breeze.

| May/June 2019


When you whip these ingredients together in a blender, you’ll get an even, soapy consistency, plus plenty of extra suds.

Note: Washing soda may cause aluminum to pit and change color, so don’t use this soap on aluminum pots and pans.


  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup grated castile bar soap
  • 1 tablespoon washing soda
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
  • Vinegar, for rinsing


  1. In a saucepan, mix water and grated soap over medium heat until the soap is fully dissolved. Add washing soda. Mix well.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in vegetable glycerin. Let sit overnight.
  3. In the morning, the mixture should be very thick. Pour into a blender, and mix on a low speed until frothy, about 15 seconds. Store your soap in a covered bowl or another container with a wide mouth. Use a spoon to add a scoop to your dishwater.
  4. To ensure the castile soap and washing soda don’t leave residue on your dishes, use a couple tablespoons of vinegar in your rinse water.

Recipe excerpted from 52 Homestead Skills by Kimberlee Bastien, published by Ogden Publications, 2018.

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