Mix It & Nix It – Dish Detergent

dish detergent

HOMEMADE DISH DETERGENT

Recipe:
5 quarts    Water
2 bars        Octagon Soap
1 cup        Baking Soda
1/4 cup     Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1/4 cup     Lemon Juice

Directions:
Heat 5 quarts of water. While water is heating grate the 2 bars of Octagon Soap and add to the warm water.  Once the grated soap has melted you can add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Once liquid soap has cooled pour it into storage bottles.

Note: This liquid will not create lots of suds. Often manufacturers add extra chemicals to their soap products to make suds because most of us think that you need suds to get things clean…not necessarily true.  If you try out this recipe let me know how it works for you.