A natural, completely chemical free dish wash powder- Made with Reetha ( Soapnuts), Shikakai (Acacia Concinna) , Wood Ash and Himalayan Rock Salt. .
Albiza Amara (herb) and Citrus Powder can also be added to the mixture but I didn’t want to purchase anything online, but wanted to use ingredients which were available to me locally and I didn’t have to spend much. .
This dish powder will be put to test now and here is the method- .
Method- Mix all ingredients in equal quantities in one or any combination. Store in dry and airtight container. Use the paste for washing vessels. .
There are so many ways to wash dishes with natural, chemical free alternatives and still have them come out clean, shiny and smelling fresh. .
Here are some options- .
Method 2- Bioenzyme or the bottom pulp- For more effectiveness, add soaked and squashed soapnuts peels as well ( you may blend them together).Another method is take about 1 cup of Soapnuts (with or without seeds), soak it in 2 cups of water + 2 cups of Bio Enzyme. Ensure the entire Soapnut batch is completely covered by the liquids. Le tsit for 5 – 7 days. .
On 7th day, squash all the Soapnuts well such that the seeds almost come out. If possible, you may remove the seeds. Let sit overnight. Next day, filter out the liquid. You will get three layers. Layer 2 – Thick Soapnut liquid meant for vessel, chimney and toilet cleaning. .
Method 3- Another method that can be tried is by using used coffee grounds (50%) , sun-dried and powdered lemon peels (25%), shikakai (12.5%) and soapnuts (12.5%). Mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container. You can experiment by adding other locally available materials like wood ash, dried tamarind powder, need powder, coir pith etc. .
Method 4- Deseed the soapnuts. For 1 cup of soapnuts, use about 2-3 glasses of water. Cook them for about 20-30 minutes. Alternatively, pressure cook for 2 whistles. Let it cool. Grind it into a mixer and filter the fibers out. Use the paste for washing vessels.