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just curious what people use for dish soap do you buy or make. i make mine but it seams to be greasey anyone make theirs? either way what do you use?
 

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We use Seventh Generation. We actually use this as a hand soap, too. It's the one soap that DH really likes- which is an important step into making him more crunchy!<br><br>
How do you make yours, if I may ask?
 

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for handwashing we use either 7th gen free and clear (also use that for washing hands not jsut dishes) OR we use my homemade mix of 1/8thcup charlies powder to 16+(whatever an empty dishwashing soap container is) oz of warm water. a lil squirt goes a LONG way.<br>
thats also what i use for my dishwasher too. fill up the cup with the Charlies mix and run it. i do have to make sure there isnt any jetdry type stuff in that part or i get SUDS. if its empty or i put a piece of plastic baggy between the stem and the hole then screw it on its FINE.
 

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Right now, I am using sal suds, or Dawn. I still have 1/2 bottle of Dawn left, so I am using that up.<br><br>
Until next fall, money is my biggest concern, and I am using what I have, or what is cheapest.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">1 Tbpn Baking soda and 1 Tbpn Borax thats what i use to do dishes</div>
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How does that work? Is that for the dishwasher? Or the sink?
 

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I use either Seventh Generation or Trader Joes liquid dish soap. Our dishwasher is broken and I have no desire to fix it.
 

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I use seventh generation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I like the lavender and used to get the green apple, but I haven't seen it for a while. I like a little aromatherapy while I'm washing since doing dishes is NOT one of my favorite household tasks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I use Ecover (a lemon version and a chammomile version) for washing in the sink. I wash all dishes by hand, but one day a week I won't rinse them and will run them through the dishwasher using 1tbsp baking soda and 1tbsp borax with some vinegar thrown in to keep them from getting a film or cloudy. My DP said we should run the dishwasher once a week to keep it in working order, keep all the gaskets good, etc. Otherwise it's just used as a huge rack to air dry dishes.
 

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Earth Friendly Products Pear Dishmate
 

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I use 7th Generation (F&C) for handwashing.<br><br>
Does the ones with scent make the dishes smell. I tried a Meyer (sp?) brand but it made the dishes smell so strong it make me sick.
 

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7th Generation dish soap, the "free and clear" unscented one.
 

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I use whichever of these brands is cheapest:<br>
Citra-Dish<br>
Ecover<br>
Earth Friendly Products Dishmate<br>
Trader Joe's<br>
Sun & Earth<br>
Seventh Generation<br>
They're all good. The only enviro-friendly dish soaps I've used that were NOT completely satisfactory were Bio-Pac and Nature Clean; they didn't cut grease as well, and I seemed to need more soap per sinkful of dishes.
 

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I wash dishes by hand using Ecover
 
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