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    Default Homemade dish soap

    I haven't try this one yet, but I want too.
    Dishwashing Liquid Recipe

    **Not for use in dishwashers. Does not suds up much, but works well.

    1/4 cup soap flakes
    2 cups hot water
    1/4 cup glycerin
    1/2 teaspoon lemon essential oil

    Combine soap flakes and water in a bowl and stir until the soap is dissolved. Cool to lukewarm. Stir in glycerin and essential oil, let cool. Stir with a fork and break up the gel and then pour into a narrow-necked bottle. An old shampoo bottle makes an excellent container.

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    Default homemade dish 'soap'....

    ok...who's got it ??? not the dishwasher det....i want dish soap for the sink....anyone got a homemade recipe ????

    or is this one of the things they we are forever destined to have to 'buy' at the store....?

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    I'm interested in finding one too! Hope someone has a recipe!!!
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    I was only able to find one on the web..

    2 bars grated octagon soap..(never heard of it)
    1 cup baking soda
    1/4 cup washing soda..(never heard of it)
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    4.5 to 5 quarts water.

    Melt grated soap in hot water.. then turn off heat, and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Store in sealed containers.

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    I found one:

    2 cups castile soap
    essisental oil
    1/2 cup water

    Combine the 2 cups castile soap with a 1/2 cup warm water
    Add oil to your liking (makes it smell nice)
    Shake

    They said on the site if you can't find Castile Soap at your grocery store you should be able to find it at a health food store.

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    http://www.easy-homemade-recipes.com/dish-soap.html has a few recipes on it.

    Several are castille soap based and others are soap flakes and glycerin.
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    i hate to admit it...but it sounds easier (and cheaper) to keep getting it at the dollar store....

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    I hear you on the dollar store but I figured why not try it!! The Castile Soap is suppose to be easy bc its basically the base and you just add the oil and water.

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    where do i get that?

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    The article I read said if you can't find it at your local grocery store to try a health food market.

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    from a chemist point of view, the quarter cup of gycerin in the first recipe would cost about 2.00, more than a bottle of dish liquid.

    in the next recipe what happens when you mix acid (lemon juice) and base (baking soda).

    i would just use the bar of soap ground up and dissolved in water.

    there would be no monetary savings doing this.
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