Homemade Mechanic's Hand Cleaner

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May 14, 2010

I'm posting a simple, economical, and very effective formula for mechanic's hand cleaner.

Mix about a tablespoon of washing up liquid, (or what Americans call "dish soap"), such as "Dawn", and a tablespoon of corn meal, or grits". Add just enough water to make it "useable". Exact proportions are not crucial.

Smashing good results. :O)

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Does anyone know how to make the GOOP mechanics use to clean their hands with?

Betty from Middletown, NY

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By Jill (Guest Post)
March 12, 20060 found this helpful
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It isn't the soft Goop; but I mix finely grated soap with powdered borax to wash my hands with after gardening; and it does a really good job. You wet your hands, add some of the powder (I keep it in an old shaker jar) and scrub your hands together.

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The borax adds grit for abrasive cleaning. I have been shocked at some of the grime this can get off! I don't know if you could add borax to liquid soap without it dissolving?

Another solution, though one less popular, is hand-washing dishes! I have yet to see dirty hands come back out of the dishwater.

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By Renee (Guest Post)
March 20, 20060 found this helpful
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I used to work on cars and I would use liquid dishsoap and powdered laundry soap mixed together. Works great.

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December 23, 2019

I am looking for a formula for making hand paste cleaner for work shops, similar to Jeb's Care Water Based Degreaser.

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December 23, 20190 found this helpful
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1T each dish soap and cornmeal or grits. Add water to make a paste.

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December 24, 20190 found this helpful
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Another good one is to fill a jar about 2/3 of the way full with white sugar. Now add dawn dish soap to fill up the rest of the jar leaving about 1/2 inch from the top.

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You can mix it together or just leave it and the sugar will mix with the dish soap. Now use this like you do any other hand soap and it works great.

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October 21, 2012

How can I make hand cleaner, the grit type for grease and grime? I want to make it for resale purposes.

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April 5, 20140 found this helpful
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Find a recipe you likr for liquid soap online, they are several, and then just add 1/4 cup powdered pumice to each gallon. To can buy the powdered pumice from many online soap making suppliers.

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June 20, 20160 found this helpful
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Use Dawn dish detergent and some sugar. Your hands will be nice and clean AND exfoliated.

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July 26, 2010

I would like to know how to make a hand cleaning cream or gel to remove oil and grease, suitable for a motor mechanics workshop. What ingredients and quantities of each?

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