1 cup of borax
• 1 cup of baking soda
• ¼ cup of table salt
• 2 packets (half an ounce) of unsweetened lemon drink mix (i.e. Kool-Aid)
Apparently, at the bare minimum, you only need the borax and baking soda.You can also use lemon juice or lemon essential oil, instead of the dry drink mix. However, we like the idea of keeping everything dry for storage. You can mix it in your dishwater to get it wet when you use it.
~~~~~~~Another recipe for dish soap~~~~~~
1 cup liquid Castile soap
3 tablespoons water
a few drops essential oil (if using unscented Castile soap)
Combine in a vessel of your choice (I use an old vinegar bottle with a metal spout), mix well, and use.