Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Works-For-Me Wednesday: S-t-r-e-t-c-h the Dish Soap
First, get your favorite dish soap - I prefer a non-toxic type like Method brand. This cucumber flavor smells so yummy and cleans well.
To make this last longer while washing your dishes, get a spray bottle and fill it with a combination of dish soap and water. I used 1/3 soap and 2/3 water, but you can use what seems best to you. Use the spray on your dishes and then scrub rather than putting soap directly on your sponge or wash rag and wasting most of it! (I can't take credit for the idea - a friend's husband came up with this.)
I found another great use for dish soap that I think is so exciting! You can use it to make foaming hand soap! I saved a couple of foaming hand soap dispensers to use for this. Simply fill the container with warm water, leaving about an inch at the top. Fill the rest with dish soap (another reason to get a non-toxic brand that smells good and is good for the hands - Method has vitamin E and aloe added to it), put the lid on and shake.
It works great and cost me less than 25 cents for a full container of foaming hand soap! It feels soapy, smells great, and gets the hand clean. (Another idea that was not mine - saw a comment somewhere about it when I was searching for something else.)
I'm so excited about both of these ideas! (And no, Method did not sponsor this post - LOL!) I love ideas that not only work great, but save money too! Have you tried either of these tips before?
You can get more WFMW tips over at We Are THAT Family! Have a wonderful day friends!