Make your own dish soap, of course.
We gave up a long time ago on buying cleaning products that ironically pollute the very space they're allegedly trying to tidy up; making the switch to biodegradable, gentle products containing as few ingredients as possible.
Unfortunately, the gallon-sized jugs of Bio-Pac dish soap that we love retail at the local health store for around $18 (yikes). So when the idea arose to upcycle old bars of soap to create lots and lots of dish soap, we jumped right on the proverbial bandwagon.
Here's how simple this recipe is:
- Old bars (or nubs of bars) of soap
- Cheese grater for grating the soap with
- Hot water
- Lemon juice or white vinegar
Ta-da. This saved us just under $40, took almost no time at all, and works just as well as any dish soap you can buy in a store. Not too shabby.
Thanks to interns Soon Kai Poh, Elizabeth Musoke, and Natasha Pietila.