Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Homemade Liquid Dishwasher Soap

Can you believe it two post in one week!
I just had to tell somebody, I finally found a recipe for a Homemade Liquid Dishwasher Soap that works for me. I've tried a couple of different recipes for liquid (I don’t like the powder type) dishwasher detergents, some just didn’t work as well as this one I found at Choosing Simplicity's Blog (thanks to Pinterest). The others left my glasses with a white film, even though I used a liquid rinse agent. This one hasn’t and I’ve used it once a day for about two weeks now.

I cut her recipe in half, because you only use 1 TBL (give or take) for each load and it fills my old dishwashing detergent bottle perfectly.
8 cups of water, divided
3/4 cups WASHING soda (this is NOT baking soda)- found this in the laundry detergent isle at County Market
1/2 cup borax -found this in the laundry detergent isle at County Market
1/4 cup Dr. Brenner's Pure Liquid Castile Soap - The only place I could find this was Schnuck’s, with the special bath soaps. They had 3 fragrances Peppermint, Lavender and one other cutesy smell. I used the peppermint fragrance but you can use which ever one you like best. (I will tell you the peppermint smells good.)

1) Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in washing soda, borax and liquid castile soap until dissolved.
2) Stir in remaining 4 cups water and allow to cool.
3) Pour cooled dishwasher soap into your container.

That's all there is to it, pretty simple if you ask me.

Note: It will get thick and gel up in 24 hours. - Remember to shake it real good before each use just to make sure everything is mixed well.

Until next time...Keep Calm and Craft On



Vikki Hooks said...

ok..for me..I only run my dishwasher 2-3 times a to buy all this stuff would be crazy for me..I go to sams and buy their big container and it lasts me a long time. I haven't bought any for almost a year now and probably have enough for a few more months..good idea for those that use their dishwasher everyday..

Anonymous said...

Thank I have been looking for a liquid dishwashing detergent for a while with no harsh chemicals. I was using a powder but hate the fact I had to knife it to poor out.


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