6 environmentally friendly products for washing dishes are named

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Caring for dishes in the country does not have to be difficult. Source: Freepik

You may have a beautiful garden in the country, but often there is no sewage or a septic tank. Therefore, we often have to come up with various household life hacks for different situations, for example, looking for eco-friendly ways to wash dishes.

In fact, experienced summer house residents have come up with many tools that will help keep plates and cups clean. OBOZ.UA has collected the main recipes that will be useful to you and will not harm the environment.

Baking soda

Its light abrasiveness and ability to dissolve grease make baking soda an ideal dishwashing detergent. You can pour it directly onto a sponge, or you can dissolve it in water and soak plates or even pots and pans. However, if you are using non-stick cookware, it is better to choose some other product that will not scratch the protective layer.

Baking soda and mustard powder

Mustard powder is even better at removing grease and protein deposits than baking soda, so it will perfectly enhance its cleaning effect. Mix both substances in equal proportions and use them to wash dishes by applying the mixture to a sponge. However, keep in mind that it is better to wear gloves when washing dishes with this mixture as it will dry your skin very much.


White vinegar is a good solution for moderately dirty dishes. Dissolve a tablespoon to 200 ml of vinegar in a liter of water, depending on what you are washing. For cups and glasses, you will need less, for plates and utensils, more. You can soak all the items to be cleaned in this solution, then rub them with a sponge and rinse well to remove the odor.

Laundry soap

This product consists mostly of natural ingredients, so it is quite environmentally friendly. Rub a portion of the bar and dilute it with water to a gel-like consistency to make a handy cleaning product. But don't make too much at once as the mixture may spoil. You can also buy ready-made liquid laundry soap.

Homemade dishwashing liquid

To make an easy-to-use dishwashing gel, you will need the following ingredients:

  • water - 0.5 liters
  • laundry soap - 1/8 bar or 4 tablespoons;
  • liquid glycerin - 5 teaspoons;
  • medical alcohol - 4 tablespoons.

If you used dry soap to prepare the product, grind it and dilute it in a water bath to a gel consistency. Use the liquid product in its finished form. Next, mix all the ingredients thoroughly and pour into a bottle with a dispenser. The product is ready. If you want to flavor the liquid, add a tablespoon of calendula alcohol tincture to it. Do not add essential oils to this mixture.

Dishwashing paste

If it is more convenient for you to use paste-like substances for dishes in the country, you can make a product that is almost similar in composition. It will require:

  • hot water - 0.5 cups;
  • laundry soap - half a bar;
  • baking soda - 6 tablespoons.

Grind the laundry soap and dissolve it in a water bath, gradually adding water. Or simply pour hot water (not boiling water) over and leave to infuse, stirring from time to time. When the soap is completely dissolved, add the baking soda and beat everything properly with a whisk or mixer. A thick paste should form, which can be conveniently stored in a container with a lid and used when needed.

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