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.
Ingredients:
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.)

Directions:
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

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2 comments:

Vikki Hooks said...

ok..for me..I only run my dishwasher 2-3 times a week..so 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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