Dishwashing Liquid

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dishwashing-liquid
Making your own Dishwashing liquid is surprisingly easy and uses few ingredients. None of the ingredients should be omitted as they each serve a particular purpose. . .

Do not use it in automatic dishwashers.

You’ll Need:
1/4 cup soap flakes/ powdered soap
2 cups hot water
1/4 cup glycerin
1/2 teaspoon lemon essential oil

Combine the powdered soap and hot water in a bowl, and stir until the soap is fully dissolved. Cool to luke warm.

Gently Stir in the glycerin and the essential oil until completely mixed and then leave it to cool.

You’ll notice as it cools it will form a loose gel-like consistency. Stir with a fork or whisk to break up the gel and then pour
into a storage bottle of your choice.

To use, squirt about a tablespoonful under hot running water.

Glycerin is the “glue” that holds all the ingredients together, gives them body and prevents separation. It can frequently be found in the Pharmacy section of most grocery stores, often near the bandaids.

If you’re seeking a Homemade Automatic Dishwasher Detergent try these:


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25 Comments

    • I need a recipe to make for a natural dish soap that can be used in the dishwaher,
      sincerely
      c rogers

      there is an awesome, easy, cheap, and quick to make recipe on here under the ‘do it yourself’ tab. its called ‘moms super dishwasher sauce’. all the ingredients are at the regular grocery store, except one (dr bronners liquid castile soap), which i found at the co-op.

      it can also be located on the dr bronners website using the ‘find a retailer’ link provided on their page. since it only requires 2 tablespoons, the cost is very reasonable. I got 8 ounces for $2.50 that will make several batches.

      It works great and isn’t harsh. Good Luck!

  1. i found a recipe on this site last week for a washing soap that called for zote and i thought it was for an automatic dishwasher, but i can’t find it tonight. this site is in need of a search option for just the site..

    • I found a recipe on this site last week for a washing soap that called for ZOTE and I thought it was for an automatic dishwasher, but I can’t find it tonight. This site is in need of a search option for just the site..

      The site already has a search option Just for the site, it’s located in the top right hand side of every single page of all 400,000+ pages of the site. We don’t have a liquid Dishwashing soap recipe here that uses ZOTE- nor would we recommend one. Zote is a laundry detergent bar and in our experience it performs rather badly.

      I think the recipe you are referring to is our Supreme Dishwasher Sauce, which can be used in automatic washers or by hand.

      Budget101.com – – Mom’s Super Dishwasher Sauce | Homemade Super Concentrated Dishwasher Detergent | MYO Liquid Dishwasher Soap

  2. note: one of the pillsbury add is covering words up. =/ are soap flakes just any grated soap? or is a special grated soap, or do you buy the soap flakes already in this form?

    thanks. (also, it would not let me post as an unregistered guest by using the random question. it kept telling me the answer to the random question of 1 + 1 was wrong =/

  3. i am going to be making a lot of the recipes i have found on this site. this is great for those on a budget, and those who want to be self sufficient. thanks

    • what are “soap flakes”? and where do i get them? Also where do I get Glycerin???

      Not sure about the “soap flakes”, but I found “Glycerin” in the bandages and antiseptics (i.e., peroxide, rubbing alcohol, etc.) aisle at my local Walmart.

      Hope this helps.

      • Not sure about the “soap flakes”, but I found “Glycerin” in the bandages and antiseptics (i.e., peroxide, rubbing alcohol, etc.) aisle at my local Walmart. Hope this helps.

        What kind of glycerin? Looked at my local Wal-Mart in the antiseptic isle and didn’t have it. There are numerous kinds.

        Can you post a pic or something? I would greatly appreciate it.

    • what are “soap flakes”? and where do i get them? Also where do I get Glycerin???

      If you click on soap flakes it will tell you how to make them.

  4. i looked on amazon for glycerin and was overwhelmed by the number of kinds. are they all the same? or am i looking for something specific?

  5. click on the words soap flakes/powdered soap in the recipe ^. it takes you to another page that tells you how to make it. you use ivory bar soap and a blender.

  6. click on the high lighted words soap flakes/powdered soap in the recipe ^. it takes you to another page that tells you how to make it. you use ivory bar soap and a blender.

  7. i made this soap today using fels napha. it is quite thick and does not foam at all. i realize that foaming is not necessary but it is a mental thing for the rest of my family.

    is it supposed to foam?

  8. i have made my own laundry soap using arm and hammer super washing soda and fels napha? is this the same kinda of recipe?

    • I have made my own laundry soap using Arm and Hammer Super Washing soda and fels napha? Is this the same kinda of recipe?

      not sure what you mean by that… if you mean, is this a homemade cleaner recipe that you can make yourself to replace another store bought product then yes.

      There are over 3,000 homemade cleaner recipes on this site to replace many of the products that you would normally buy at the store.

  9. plan to get stuff to make tomorrow. on a tight, tight, budget i make my own laundry and fabric softened already. love them 🙂

  10. Awesome, I will try this as I have all the ingredients already. So excited, love making homemade cleaners that are better for you and save money!

  11. What kind of glycerin? Looked at my local Wal-Mart in the antiseptic isle and didn’t have it. There are numerous kinds. Can you post a pic or something? I would greatly appreciate it.

    Just Click the word Glycerin (Bold Green Link), it shows you exactly what kind.

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