How To Make Your Own Dish Soap

Knowing how to make your own dish soap is not only simple, but it will save you money and enable you to wash dishes while only having one ingredient around the house.

Dish Soap

It’s another bit of simple prepper knowledge…

…bar soap.

(Which can also be used to make your own laundry detergent)

An advantage to making your own dish soap is that you can adjust the consistency the way you want it. Many people have the opinion that most store-bought dish soap is on the strong side, requiring significant rinsing to get all the soap residue off. By tailoring your own mixture you can make it last longer and will probably use less water doing the dishes.

Another advantage is that bars of laundry soap are usually much cheaper than dish soap. I estimate that you could make your own for about 1/3 the price of store-bought “dish soap”, more or less.

 

Dish Soap Recipe

1. Take a bar of laundry soap – like Fels Naptha (or any bar soap) and shave it using a hand grater. This will give you approximately 2 cups of soap shavings.

2. Place the shavings in a pot or plastic container and cover the shavings with hot water (approximately 3-cups). Let sit overnight to soften.

3. Stir the soap/water mixture until it becomes smooth. You can add more water to reach your desired consistency (or even use less next time if you like it even stronger).

4. Optionally add 1/2 cup of white vinegar (or lemon juice) for added strength to help fight grease.

You might save some old dish soap bottles and use them for your homemade mixture.

Shake well before using.

Source:modernsurvivalblog.com

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