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    Default Not a true make it yourself but....a stretcher

    Everything today is 'concentrated'. But I noticed that my kids over use the dish detergent. When they do dishes we can go through a bottle in a week. When it's me doing it, that bottle lasts for a couple months.

    I learned a trick I save an empty bottle. I fill it 1/4 with the detergent then top with water. Ah, but it's watery, no one likes watery soap. SOOOO, add 1/2-1 tsp salt to it shake it up. It will gel again. I use dish deternegt for hand soap and do the same thing. Dh HAS to use 2 pumps, what a WASTE, but once reduced like this, he's using really a 1/2 squirt if that. One bottle now lasts 2 to 3 months.

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    Awesome tip, thanks for sharing, I will surely remember this one!

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    Does the salt dry out your hands at all?

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    Mommy4 I have a tip for you that you might like. I do the same with the 1/4 soap.... only I put it into a squirt bottle.

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    thanks for sharing I have had the same problems when the houseapes do the dishes...the soap is used up too quickly.

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    Thanks for the Tip I like it

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    Thanks for sharing your tip with us.

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    Thanks for the tip. I add water to our dish detergent and hand soap, but I never thought to do that with the dish washer detergent. I just use less detergent in the dishwasher.

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    Good tip. Thanks for posting.

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    Do you have to wait for the salt to disolve? Mine still seams very watery. Its a large bottle of ajax dish soap that was 1/4 full so I topped it with water and put in 1 tsp table salt.

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    Yeah, I tried this too and mine was watery.

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    I shake it up really good so it bubbles and then it sets in a day or two.

    frugalmomof3 I don't find it drying to my hands, but I use lotion non stop as my climate is harsh on skin.

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    Its been sitting for a bit and it does look like its getting thicker. Thanks for the tip.

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    Here;s my tip---don't buy the bottle of unsalted ketchup that the label fell off of so it's been reduced to 50 cents, EVEN IF YOU HAVE A DOLLAR OFF COUPON SO THEY PAY YOU TO TAKE IT OUT OF THE STORE. Even if you try and salt it yourself....it's just bad.,

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    omg Mrs McDowell........I laughed so hard. I am a ketchupaholic. Nothing worse than bad ketchup.

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