Make cheap dish soap

Some time ago I made some dish washing tabs, but everyone except me refused to use them. I am trying again with a liquid version. After watching a video that featured this recipe, I decided to make a liquid using most of the ingredients, but slightly different proportions. My recipe is below;

Dish soap

Dissolve 1 cake of soap in 1 litre of hot water.

Store this liquid in a sealed bottle for future batches. Now mix;

2/3 cup soap liquid

1/3 cup vinegar

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 tblspn bicarbonate of soda

1 tblspn washing soda

All my ingredients gathered on my messy bench (I spilled water on it while making my coffee)

The mixture will froth, but subsides quickly. When it has finished frothing, store it in a sealable bottle. This mixture is used at a rate of 1/4 cup per sink full of water.

This is the mixture frothing up. I make it straight into the bottle. It is best to sit your container in the sink for this bit. Please excuse the coffee grounds in the sink.
The final product. This lasts us for about a week, but it is so simple to make, it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t last that long.

So far everyone is using the liquid. I am getting grumbles about the low froth, but it works to clean the dishes, except that it doesn’t remove the oil on baking trays very well. Using an extra splash of the soap on the trays solves that problem though.

2 thoughts on “Make cheap dish soap

  1. Well done you! Impressed that you’ve persevered to make it work for you. I’ve never tried making my own dishwashing or laundry liquids. I should

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