Homemade Hand Dish Detergent

After looking on many sites to find homemade hand dish detergent, I finally decided to make my own.

  • 2 bars of shredded Octagon soap
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup washing soda
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Put shredded soap in 4 1/2 - 5 quarts of water and stir and melt. After melted turn stove off and add the other ingredients. Stir and wait till it cools before pouring into containers with lids.

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Use as you would use other dish detergents. This doesn't suds very well, but it sure does clean. I also keep a scrap piece of Octagon by the sink for really tough jobs.

Another tip I use is 1/8 cup of vinegar in the rinse water.

I hope others will enjoy this recipe and also save money!

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April 15, 20080 found this helpful

What is octagon soap? I would like to make this detergent someday.

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April 15, 20081 found this helpful

OR...go to the dollar store a& buy a whole big bottle for a buck.or if you want want buy a large bottle of bubble bath at the dollar store. It cleans just as well, lots of bubbles, a

little goes a long way & you can pick any scent you wish.

:-)

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April 15, 20080 found this helpful

I was wondering what octagon soap is as well. Maybe any type of laundry soap will be ok?

Heather

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April 16, 20080 found this helpful

Search thriftyfun.com for Octagon soap. Apparently it's sold more in southern U.S. at Piggly-Wiggly, Winn-Dixie, etc. and online.

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