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    Default Hand washing dishes

    I wash my dishes by hand and would love make a soap for it. I have looked all over the web and can only find laundry soap and dishwasher soap mixes. Do you think that the dishwashing soap mixes would work or is there some way to make a 'Dawn' type of soap?

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    Old fashion Soap Jelly

    Cut 1 pound hard soap into very fine shavings and add 1 gallon water. Boil about 10 minutes, then cool. Keep covered to prevent drying out.

    This can be used in washing machines and for washing dishes because it melts in hot water and makes thick suds.

    This is a recipe that my grandmother gave me from back when they made their own soap and washed laundry in a boiling tub in the back yard! I wouldn't recommend using it in today's washing machines! But I have used it to hand wash clothes and to wash dishes and it works well.

    Hope this helps! Would love to hear other recipes!
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    Cherlynn,
    I was wondering what hard soap is and where to purchase.. Refresh my memory, once I hear the description of this product I might recall what it is..
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    Just a plain bar of soap. I know there are several out there but names just aren't coming to mind right now. the Nels Fel soap would work as would any plain hard bar soaps. grandma would of used her homemade lye soap.

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    Default Re: Hand washing dishes

    Thanks so much I will be trying this soon as I am almost out of dawn. Again thanks.

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    Default Re: Hand washing dishes

    Thanks so much for passing on this recipe, I too have looked all over for a recipe for dishwashing detergents.

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    Default Re: Hand washing dishes

    I buy a large dawn and seperate it into a milk jug fill with water -this is a little runny ,but works just as well. Bobbi-ne

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    Default Re: Hand washing dishes

    Thanks for sharing everyone... I was wondering the same thing! Thanks for the post P

 

 
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