DIY: Homemade Dishwasher Soap

This is a SUPER EASY recipe for a natural homemade dishwasher soap.

Ingredients:

1 cup washing soda

1 cup borax

2 packs of lemonade FlavorAid ((no sugar)

Directions:

Use 1 tbs per load and white vinegar as a rinse aid. (The vinegar, also helps with the gross mildew smell that washing units develop over time.)

 

This was the fastest mix I’ve ever made, seriously 2 minuets- max! This works so much better than the leading store bought soaps and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper! I was really skeptical at first but it smells great and most of all it works FANTASTIC too. If you wanted you could even add in a few drops of essential oil for a touch more of fragrance.

Overall I would say this cost about 7 dollars for the supplies and made roughly 35 loads (about 2qts).
If you do that math (I’m awful at math) this batch costs around .05 cents per load. Talk about savings! I  even had PLENTY of supplies left over.

 

DIY Sugar Scrub (tutorial)

I recently gathered a recipe for a homemade brown sugar scrub, with products you already have in your pantry!

Here is what you’ll need:

Supplies

Olive Oil/Vegetable Oil

Vanilla Extract (optional – but it smells yummy!)

Brown Sugar

White Sugar

Sifter (optional – Makes the chucks of brown sugar easier to manage)

Whisk/Spoon

Jar – I used an 8 oz canning jar I had left over from Jelly Bellies – jams n jellies (will be available on Etsy soon).

Bowl (I used a large measuring cup, which made it A LOT easier to get the perfect amounts.)

Step 1

Add the sugars to the bowl at about a 1:1 ratio. I sifted the sugars into the bowl to help with the larger clumps in the brown sugar.

Inside the sifter

Step 2

After you’ve put your sugars into your jar, add your oil. It will saturate the mixture.

Oil soaking it’s way through the sugars

Step 3

Stir it until its at the constancy you like. ( Now is a good time to add the vanilla extract or essential oil for that extra KICK of fragrance.)

Mixed up and ready to go!

 

Step 4

Clean up the jar and add your lid.

Step 5

Decorate and enjoy!