Many conventional dish washing detergents contain phosphate, which causes blue-green algae blooms in waterways.
Here’s a simple recipe to make your own dish washing detergent:
1/4 cup petroleum-free soap flakes
1/4 cup glycerin
1/2 teaspoon of eucalyptus oil
11/2 cups of hot water
Instead of the eucalyptus oil, you may like to add a few drops of lemon or grapefruit essential oil.
Other green dish washing detergent products to try are:
We also like to look for one which did not contain sodium laurel sulphate, as it kills the good bugs in your tummy!
Handy hint – Place a leftover lemon half in your dishwasher to keep your dishes smelling fresh and clean.
Note: If you are on the GAPS or SCD diet – it’s best not to use a dishwasher.