Subscribe: If you would like to receive a daily email notification as new messages are posted, click here to subscribe. (Note: New messages are also included in the "My Plastic-Free Life Weekly Digest", so do consider how many emails you would like to receive.)
To add a new topic: Decide which category it will be (plastic-free alternatives, plastic news, rants, etc.) and click on that category. Then, you will see the "Add Topic" button at the top right of the section for that category.
Why Register? You may post as a guest without registering, but your post will be held in the moderation queue until I approve it, and depending on my schedule, that could take a while. If you register, your posts will go through immediately. If you have trouble registering or adding topics, please contact me for help.
Need help with dish liquid. I had a supplier, at a farmer's market, that refilled glass bottles, with amazing homemade soft soap. When I moved, across country, I bought plenty.
Well, I ran out. While my homemade version is acceptable for washing hands, I'm not completely satisfied with using it for dishes.
What do you do/use?
I can make my own as long as it is fairly simple. I think the last batch has glycerin, shaved Dr Bronner's bar soap, water and essential oil. I have a lot. But not happy with the results for washing dishes by hand.
Oops. Was going to ask about Agave Nectar, but decided to do more research first.
Something similar happened to me. I purchased some soap at a farmers market that she was selling as dish soap. When I used it at home, it was great for washing hands, but not so good for washing dishes. I am currently using some old palmolive that I had, but need a good homemade recipe soon!
October 19, 2013
Regarding dish liquid- my grandma always just used bar soap for doing the dishes. Her favorite was Ivory (because it floats, she said). It does come in a paper wrapper but who knows what ingredients...but maybe just regular Farmer's Mkt lye soap would work fine? (I'm still using up my Dawn liquid and will have to figure out something else when it runs out since it comes in plastic. The bulk at our co-op is pretty worthless though, so will be interested to see replies to your question here).
Most Users Ever Online: 320
Currently Browsing this Page:
Guest Posters: 199
Newest Members: clara_salina
Administrators: Beth Terry: 375