Sunday, January 29, 2012

Homemade Dish Detergent

I cannot believe I made my own dish detergent.  Just call me Pioneer Woman.

I came in with a bag of the needed supplies to make the detergent and showed them to Bradley. 
I said, "Do you have any idea what I am going to use this stuff for?"


I told Bradley that I was going to make my own detergent.  His a very sarcastic tone.....was...

"Why would you do that?"

This is my logic....

With 3 boys, we dirty a LOT of dishes.  We eat pretty much every meal at home, which requires lots of pots and pans, plates and cups.  We run the dishwasher at least once a day, and sometimes twice.

Dish detergent is expensive!  I always seem to be using up my last dish tablet and then I need to run by the store and get more.  And then, I fork over way too much money to get them quickly.

For a while, I was trying to use coupons for dish detergent and laundry detergent, but even with a still costs a fortune.  Plus, clipping coupons is very time consuming.  I am still using coupons for food, I'm just gonna pass now on the detergents, because I can make it cheaper than I can buy it.  And it only took about 3 minutes to make, so that is much quicker than clipping coupons.
Why would I not make my own?

When Bradley heard my genius explaination, he said....

"Well, alrighty then.  Go for it!"

I have already used it on two loads of dishes and it worked great!  So... here is how I made it, just in case you are dying to make some too.

Step 1. Buy a box of Borax, A box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda,  3 cups of salt, and 20 lemonade packets. Total cost was about $8.50.  Since you only use one tablespoon at a time, it will last for well over 100 loads of dishes.

Step 2. Pour all of the ingredients into the container.
 of your choice.

(Notice the dishes in the sink and on the counter.  Thus the urgency to go ahead and make the dish detergent.)

Step 3. Shake it like a maniac.

Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Soon to come....

Homemade Laundry Detergent!

(I know you are sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation.)


Crystal Taylor said...

Hehe. Too cute Jennifer!! Love it!! And yes!! Gotta try it :)

WhisperingWriter said...

Very cool. I heard it wasn't hard to make your own. I'm just too lazy and keep buying Dawn.