Friday, April 8, 2011

Frugal Friday: Save Money on Washing Dishes

Here are 2 tips for saving money on Washing Dishes:

Make your own Dishwasher Detergent:
  • 1 cup Borax
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2-3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Mix baking soda, borax & water until dissolved and then mix in essential oil.  Store in a glass jar or squeeze bottle.  Use 2-3 tablespoons per load.


Make Your own Foamy Dish Soap:

I make my own Homemade Foamy Hand Soap so why not do the same with dish soap! 

Here is the recipe I use:

Add 1/3 cup Liquid Dish Soap of your choice (I used the basic blue Dawn but you could use whatever you have on hand) to the foamy dish soap bottle and then fill with water. Gently shake. That's it!! This will make your bottle of dish soap last twice as long and it cleans just as well.

Watch the CVS and Walgreens ads for dish soap to go on sale. You can usually get it for FREE or really cheap with coupons and/or Extra Bucks!

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1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize there was a recipe for homemade dishwashing detergent. That can get pretty expensive. I have made the handsoap before and also I made the kids foaming bath soap.

    Thanks for linking up to Kitchen Economics. I hope to see you this Wednesday.


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