UPDATE: The glycerin was recently added to this recipe to make the bubbles last longer. It works great .
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. ( I have now been using this recipe for two years.) Recipe originally posted in 2012.
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 Borax
1 tablespoon Baking Soda
1 tablespoon Vinegar
6 to8 tablespoon Dawn dish soap.
2 to3 squirt of glycerin
The original recipe calls for clear shampoo. I used moisturizing shampoo since I like the way it makes my hands feel. I added Dawn and glycerin to the recipe for my bubbles. You could probably use just 6 tablespoon of Dawn since it makes so many bubbles.
Using 6 tables spoons of Dawn add 18.4 cents a bottle. Using 8 tablespoon adds 25 cents. Without the Dawn your dish soap will run about 10 cents a bottle.