Tips&TricksReimagine dish-cleaning: make your flaxseed soap for grease-free, healthy hands

Reimagine dish-cleaning: make your flaxseed soap for grease-free, healthy hands

Flaxseed is a real game changer in your home.
Flaxseed is a real game changer in your home.
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3:25 PM EST, January 10, 2024

It is expected to rinse dishes hastily, leaving residues of the liquid on plates or cutlery. To prevent this, consider making your homemade detergent. An excellent candidate for this purpose is flaxseed. But how do you go about preparing this homemade delight?

Making an effective homemade soap from flaxseed

Flaxseed is a natural ingredient that can effectively produce homemade dish soap. When shopping for this detergent, our choices are usually influenced by price or advertising. Few of us pause to consider what exactly enters into such a product and whether it's entirely safe for us.

Detergents operate by producing foam, which is tasked with removing grease and other dirt from dishes. They are composed of various chemical substances that shouldn't only be kept out of our bodies but should also avoid contact with our skin. For this reason, it's recommended to wash dishes with rubber gloves.

The same holds for dishwasher tablets. To comprehend the potency of these chemicals, it's worth noting that one tablet if used for handwashing, could severely burn our skin. Why? Because it comprises ingredients that, upon interacting with water, form a highly corrosive solution. Dishwashers rinse these substances from dishes with a robust stream of water.

Dish soap from flaxseed? An innovative thought!

DIY recipes for natural cleaning agents are gaining popularity. One of the latest fads among eco-conscious homemakers is flaxseed-based dish soap. How to make it? Start by gathering 3 tablespoons of flaxseed, 1 tablespoon of cloves, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, and 3 tablespoons of sugar in your kitchen.

Next, pour roughly half a quart of water into a saucepan, add the flaxseed and cloves, and bring it all to a boil. Allow it to simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool. Once the mixture thickens, strain the fluid through a sieve to discard the seeds.

In a few tablespoons of warm water, dissolve the starch and add it to the flaxseed concoction. Blend in approximately 0.5 pints of dish soap and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Stir everything thoroughly and transfer it to a previously used dish soap bottle.

Such used flaxseed will bring many benefits at home.
Such used flaxseed will bring many benefits at home.© Pixabay | Pezibear

What are the perks of this method?

This homemade dish soap proves highly efficient at removing grease and leaves no streaks on dishes. Most importantly, your hands' skin will be grateful. Flaxseed is reputed for its moisturizing and soothing properties, which help alleviate skin irritations.

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