How to Make Your Own Dish Soap
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How to Make Your Own Dish Soap

Posted on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 7:00 am
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One way to save money on dish soap is to make your own.  Here is some advice about how to do it.How often do you purchase dish soap? You can cut down on the cost if you use a coupon or wait for a sale. Those types of discounts may or may not match up to when you need more dish soap. Another way to cut down on the cost of dish soap is to make your very own at home. There are several recipes to choose from.

DIY Dish Soap

Did you know that the bubbles in the dish soap are there for aesthetic purposes? People tend to think that the more bubbles you see – the cleaner your dishes will be. Instead, the cleaning is done when a person scrubs the soap on the dishes.

The homemade dish soap recipes mentioned here are intended for use by people who are doing dishes by hand in their kitchen sinks. These homemade dish soaps are not designed for use in a dishwasher. There are different recipes for people who want to make their own laundry detergent. This isn’t a “one soap fits all” kind of situation.

The DIY Natural blog has a recipe for homemade dish soap that contains the following ingredients: boiling water, borax, grated bar soap, and essential oils. The interesting thing about this recipe is that it could be a good way to use up the little bits of soap that are too small to be useful. You will need to use a grater to reduce the bar soap to small flakes.

Some people are hesitant to use borax to make homemade dish soap. It is possible that their concern is due to confusing borax with boric acid. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral powder that is made of soft, colorless, crystals. It is a compound of the element boron and may be called sodium borate or disodium tetraborate.

Borax is different from boric acid. (which is also called boracic acid or orthoboric acid). Boric acid is made of the elements boron, oxygen, and hydrogen. It does not exist in nature by itself.

PopSugar has a recipe for homemade dish soap that includes: boiling water, borax, washing soda, white distilled vinegar, castile soap, and essential oil.

Castile soap is a popular ingredient in homemade dish soap recipes. Some recipes call for liquid castile soap, while others ask you to use a grater to make flakes of it. It is important to note that washing soda and baking soda are not the same thing.

No matter which recipe you choose, you are going to need a bottle to put your homemade dish soap into. Remember to set aside an empty bottle of the store bought dish soap you are currently using.

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