We are working our way through the Little House Living book of recipes (by Merissa Alink) for bath, body, and household products, and kitchen mixes. You can read previous recipe reviews by clicking on “LHL Recipe Reviews” in the category section on the right sidebar. We are not affiliated with Little House Living, nor are they compensating us for this. We just wanted to work our way through all the recipes because they all look so great, and thought it would be nice to take you along for the journey. 🙂 All recipes are rated on a scale of 7 thumbs up, since we are a family of 7.
Summer has been chaotic so we have not done many of these reviews lately. But now that we are back on our school schedule and routine, Sunshine and I will be continuing to work our way through this book and I will be posting the reviews here.
This week we tried Dish Soap.
The dish soap was made with a few simple ingredients and very quick and easy to mix up. It was very watery compared to store bought which is more of a gel. It does make it a little trickier to squirt on things that were being held on an angle, but that didn’t bother me and it didn’t seem to effect anything.
I bought several different types of containers and bottles to use as we worked through this book and this type of bottle seemed best for the dish soap. It even came with a screw-on funnel to help fill it without mess.
There are some dishes I always hand-wash and others I put in the dishwasher. So first I tested this on Mr. Smiles’ sippies and bottles (yes, Mr. Smiles’ is almost 3, but he is still on bottles because he has aspiration issues and thus can’t always safely and successfully swallow from a sippy). I usually rinse the bottles and sippy right after use and then just let them sit until I have several to wash at once. The nipples and rubber straws are usually somewhat greasy from whatever else was being eaten at the time he was drinking.
She warned in the book that this soap wouldn’t be as sudsy as one expects dish soap to be, and she was right. I must admit, something about the suds makes one feel like it is doing its job and getting stuff clean, and the lack of suds had me wondering. But everything came beautifully squeaky clean.
Next I washed a very greasy frying pan. Here was the true test – could the soap cut the grease and really get it clean? Yes indeed it did! It too came squeaky clean.
So, the homemade dish soap gets a 7 thumbs up!