Dish Soap(Soapmaking) : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

This has probably been answered more than once, do you use bar soap for dish soap or do you make liquid soap, if so how? Thanks

-- Cindy (, January 05, 2001


I save little slivers of soap in an old crock and then melt them down over a double boiler, and then pour into a used liquid dishwashing bottle. Because soap can be so expensive, I plan on making my own bars this Fall (also sounds like alot of fun)...God bless.

-- Lesley (, January 05, 2001.

I have a friend that uses her homemade soap to do dishes. She just keeps a bar of soap at the sink and soaps up her rag from time to time as she washes. Seems to work pretty good.

-- Amanda in Mo (, January 05, 2001.

My mother (77 years old) told me that before dish detergents, people did just use soap. I would guess that Castille soap (solid or liquid) would be better than, say, Irish Spring (eek!). Anyway, she said that the problem with soap was that it was harder to rinse off the dishes, and sometimes there would be a soapy taste in the food or drink. So, if you're going to use soap, RINSE WELL.

-- Joy Froelich (, January 11, 2001.

My Granny, long gone now, heated her dish wash water in a kettle on the coal range. She had a little sieve with a few scraps of laundry soap and poured the boiling water from the kettle over this and into the sink. Mind you I was pretty short at the time and did not get a really good view!

-- john hill (, January 12, 2001.

I use white (not apple cider) vinegar mixed with water to rinse off the dishes after washing them to take the soap off and leave them squeeky clean. This also takes the soap residue off of my hands at the same time.

-- shannon ellenburg (, May 10, 2001.

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