Friday, May 11, 2012

Dishwasher Powder and Liquid Hand Soap

I made the Dishwasher Powder today.
recipe from onegoodthingbyjillee
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup citric acid
Mix it all together in an air tight container.
Cost = $3.87 for 625g
Not too bad I dont think.
I have'nt used it yet, but will be putting a load on tonight to test it out.
Hope the DW does'nt spontaneously combust!!

I also made some liquid hand soap.
recipe from homesteadrevival
225g soap
3.8L water
2tbs glycerine

Cost $4.50 for 3.8L
Now that is 0.30c for 250ml
Total winner.
Its good, but it doesnt lather up as much as the store bought variety, but I think that may have something to do with the soap I used.
For the price Im really happy.
Grate the soap.
Mix it into your water, add the glycerine and mix over medium heat to melt.
It thickens up over a few hours as it cools.
My kids loved stirring it and watching it.
When cool, fill up all your soap dispensers and store the rest.

1 comment:

  1. Think I need to do this liquid hand soap! Keen to hear the dishwasher results, too. Hoping we actually get a dishwasher back soon, since Charlie fell on the door and broke the hinges!