I am not saying that this is cheaper or any better than any dish soap, and yes there are plenty of cheap brands out there. This is as close to chemical free as I can make at home.
1/2 C Castile Soap (I use the Tee Tree and Orange Version, but any you choose will work)*
4-6 Drops Essential Oil (I love to use Sweet Orange, but any you wish should work)
1/8 C Water
1 tsp. Natural Cleaning Oil (I use Thieves Cleaning Oil, but any homemade will work)**
-Mix all ingredients together, pour into old dish soap bottle. Use as you would any other dish soap.
-I generally double this recipe to make a larger batch.
*Castile Soap can be found at some grocery stores, Bed Bath and Beyond, and most health food markets. You can also look online.
**If you do not have any of these cleaning oils, you can omit this, it isn’t necessary.