Fragrance for Dish Detergent?

Soapmaking Forum - Soap & Candle Forums

Help Support Soapmaking Forum - Soap & Candle Forums:

Anstarx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2019
Messages
367
Reaction score
911
Location
Cloud Nine
I've been using my own liquid soap paste as dish detergent for a while now and liking it. I use it unscented, but now I want to add scent to it.

I have FOs that are safe for soap and stay-on products. I also have a lot of essential oil samples that I would like to use up (lavender, lemon, tea tree, benzoin, etc). However, since they will be used in dish washing which will then be in contact with food, I'm wondering if they are safe to use? Sure they will be in very small amount but I want to be sure.
Another option is to use fragrance oil for food which I know where to get, but I'd like to use what I have first and avoid buying new stuff as much as I can.
 

AliOop

Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Nov 15, 2018
Messages
5,596
Reaction score
9,979
Location
US
I use orange and lemon EO in my solid dish paste, and they both work well. I have some d-limonene coming and will be using that going forward so I can save the EOs for soap and body care products.

I haven't tried lavender or tea tree in my dish paste, mostly because those scents would really bother me if I smelled them when drinking water or putting utensils in my mouth. Not that I can smell the orange or lemon now, but if I could, at least they would not bother me or interfere with the food tastes the way I would think that the others would do.
 

Zany_in_CO

Saponifier
Joined
Mar 9, 2017
Messages
6,733
Reaction score
7,031
Location
SE Denver CO
I use a sponge and a foamer for dish washing. My favorite blend that seems to do the best job and rinse squeaky clean is

ZANY’S BLIMEY! BLEND
1 Part Lemon EO
1 Part Litsea Cubeba EO
2 Parts Lime EO
 

lsg

Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
Messages
15,110
Reaction score
6,477
I use lemon, orange or grapefruit EO.
 

Anstarx

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2019
Messages
367
Reaction score
911
Location
Cloud Nine
Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like it's time to use up all the citrus EO that I can't use in soap.
 

Latest posts

Top