|Floral Bouquet Goat Milk Soap with purple mica pencil line|
|A Bouquet of Roses Goat Milk Soap with 24 K Gold mica pencil line|
|A Mother's Love Goat Milk Soap with a green mica pencil line|
We are trying very hard to eliminate household products that aren't green. The next project of the day was mixing up dishwasher detergent. I will let you know how that works for me in a follow up post. While I was on a roll, I made some liquid dish soap with the addition of some Orange Essential Oil, and could barely wait for some dirty dishes to hit the sink to test it out.
I have to admit, I am pretty much married to Dawn dishwashing liquid due to its grease cutting abilities, but I also know that the MSDS ratings aren't the greatest, either. My hubby absolutely hates dish liquids because not all of the soap rinses off the dishes. He is extremely sensitive to the taste of dish soap, so I am anxious to see how the homemade version compares. What I can tell you is that I found a really greasy dish and headed to the sink with the newly made dish soap to test it out. My first observation is that it doesn't bubble up like Dawn, but I wasn't expecting it to. Instead, the water turned cloudy and I was cautiously optimistic because I didn't see ANY bubbles whatsoever, but I was not going to be detered. I know bubbles don't clean, but we have been so conditioned to believe that unless it bubbles up, it isn't cleaning. I was astounded to see that the grease was gone, the dish clean, no soapy film left behind. I will keep using the new soap and plan to do a follow up post in the near future. Oh, and I am about ready to test out the orange cleaner I started making a few weeks ago so I can write a follow up post about that, as well.
I have one more day of Winter Vacation left, and have MANY soapy creations dancing in my head. The time has gone by quickly, but I have accomplished much. When I look around the soap room I am extremely pleased with all of the soapy creations, and my house smells absolutely AMAZING. :)