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  • MIY: Dishwashing liquid soap

    I’ve been wanting to make this for weeks.  And the only thing that’s been holding me back from making it is the 40 minute drive to Target to pick up an ingredient.  *blurb*

    For me, the star of this show is the Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap.  It’s a blank canvas and can be used for making your own: shampoo, toothpaste, aftershave, body soap, laundry soap, fruit rinse…seriously.  It was worth the $16.99.

    heat up 1.5 cups water

    My store closet of supplies is growing.  I use so many of the same ingredients it’s worth the $9 I paid for an essential oil, or the $3 I paid for super washing soap and to have them sitting, waiting around until I find another handy recipe to use them in.

    mix the TB washing soap, half cup Castile, TB vinegar and 1/8 tsp of tea tree together

    And the wonderful thing about all these recipes is it doesn’t take but 3-5 minutes to make most of these home supplies.  I don’t mind taking 10 minutes out of my day to whip up air freshener, dishwasher detergent, or even some homemade bleach.  This particular recipe only took me 3 minutes…worth it!

    Pour the hot water in with the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Let set until cooled and use with a soap dispenser.

    This is such a wonderful little frugal adventure!

    Original recipe found HERE:

    Homemade Liquid Dish Washing Soap

    -1 ½ cup of hot water
    -½ cup castile soap
    -1 tablespoon of white vinegar
    -1 tablespoon of Arm&Hammer’s Super Washing Soda (used to thicken the soap)
    -1/8 teaspoon of tea tree oil (optional)

    1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and then pour in 1 1/2 cup of very hot water. Be sure to whisk/stir this mixture until all ingredients are thoroughly blended (and the bar soap is melted).
    2. Allow mixture to cool completely on the counter. Stirring occasionally.
    3. Store in any dish soap dispensing bottle.

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    Okay, we definitely need to be neighbors. ;) I am amazed by all of the things you are able to make yourself. The only thing I have done so far is laundry powder, but one day I plan on making them all!

    19 Oct 2012, 11:31am
    by Mommy Hobbies


    I would love to have neighbors like you who are interested in this type of stuff! It’s really a lot of fun. Enjoying making everything.

    So where do I get tea tree oil and castile soap?8

    18 Feb 2013, 10:27am
    by Mommy Hobbies


    I bought the Castile soap at Target, and the tea tree oil at the natural food store.

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