Friday, May 25, 2012

[tips and tricks] Dishwashing

I thought I'd share this little tidbit today.  I like to think that I invented it.  But I doubt it.

I love, as is LOVE, expensive scented dish soaps.  Years ago my friend gifted me a bottle of this.  I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  It made dish washing not only tolerable, but almost delightful.  It started splurging on all the wonderful brands of designer dish soaps.  My favorite were by far, the citrus scents.  Then things seemed to get tighter financially and I could no longer justify the habit.  Luckily I had kept some of these wonderful bottles.  And I had a devious idea.  Why couldn't I just make my own?  Oh the deception!

I bought an inexpensive bottle of clear unscented dish soap from the WalMart or the Target.  Wherever I could find a good deal.  Then I grabbed my little bottle of lemon oil out of the cupboard.  (The kind you use for cooking)  I filled my designer bottle about half-way with the clear unscented cheap soap.  Then I added some lemon oil.  Between 1/4 tsp and 1/2 tsp depending on the size of your bottle.  Then I filled the bottle the rest of the way up and gently turned it up and down to distribute the oil.

Devious.  And Delightful.


  1. Wow--two lemony posts! I love lemons as well. And I do believe I have some neglected lemon oil in the cupboard that I will have to use for this purpose!

  2. Brooke--I've been thinking about your lemon bars all day. That may have been what inspired me!


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