Monday, April 8, 2013

Bubbling Dish Soap

WARNING: This is not totally homemade .

I found a homemade dish soap that worked great, only problem was no bubbles. I am a big bubbles girl. I know they don't do anything to help  clean the dishes.  But on those cold days,there is nothing better then sticking your hands into a hot sink full of bubbles.
I tested this dish soap for a week before posting it. I wanted to make sure it would work as well as the store bought. I am happy to say it does.
                                           My own bubbling dish soap
2 cups water
2 tablespoons of moisturizing shampoo ( I used VO5 that I got at the dollar store )
1 tablespoon Borox
1 tablespoon Baking Soda
1 tablespoon Vinagar
3 tablespoon Dawn dish soap.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a spoon. Using a funnel  pour into a large empty dish soap bottle .
 The original recipe  calls for clear shampoo. I used moisturizing shampoo since I like the way it makes my hands feel. I added Dawn to the recipe for my bubbles. You could probably use just one tablespoon of Dawn since it makes so many  bubbles.

Using 3 tables spoons of Dawn add 12.4 cents a bottle. Using 2 tablespoon adds 8.2 cents. Without the Dawn your dish soap will run about 9 cents a bottle.With 3 tablespoons of Dawn it's 21.4 cents for 20 fluid ozs of dish soap. I can handle that.  Now that the trail period is over I am going to try it with only 2 tablespoon of Dawn since I get so many bubbles.


  1. I just might have to try this. Thanks Michelle.

  2. I'm definitely trying this Michelle. I make my own laundry soap, fabric softener, and diswasher soap. I will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. May have to try this. I just starting using some homemade laundry soap and love it so far. So this might be next on the list of homemade ingredients.

    1. I also use homemade laundry soap. It's great for getting jet fuel out of my husbands work clothes.

  4. Wow, what a savings! Thanks for the recipe and letting us know how you like it! :)

    1. I couldn't believe how well it worked for so little money.

  5. Nice!! Definitely will try this!

  6. I like to have bubbles as well! Great success you shared with us!