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Have you tried making your own dish soap and been disappointed? We have! So when we share this recipe with you, it is because:
1. We’ve tried it.
2. We love it.
3. And because of 1 & 2, we sell it!!!!

What you need:

* Large Bowl
* Empty Container (you can reuse an old dish soap bottle)
* 1 1/4 Cups Hot Water
* 1/2 Cup Kirk’s Liquid Castile Soap. You can find it here
* 1 tbsp. White Vinegar (you can find it here , but way cheaper at your local store)
* 1 tbsp. Washing Soda (you can find it here)
* 1 tsp. Baking Soda (you can find it here)
* 1/2 tsp. Borax (you can find it here)
* 20 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
* 5 Drops Melaleuca Essential Oil
* 5 Drops Wild Orange Essential Oil

Directions:

1. In large bowl combine the water and Castile soap and whisk softly so as to not create too much bubbly foam.
2. Add Vinegar, Washing Soda and Borax. Mix well.
3. Add Baking Soda slowly (remember those volcano experiments? Yeah, prepare to see the eruption! So, slowly,please!) Mix well.
4. Add Essential Oils. Stir until the oils look completely mixed in.
5. Allow your dish soap to sit out until the foam on top has gone down. This makes the pouring into the bottle a lot easier and prevents spills.

Now, enjoy and share with us how you like it!!!!

Don’t have time to make it, but really want to try it? Then visit our web site and get it here!

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Ok, so Samara shared this on her homeschooling blog (yes, both the sisters homeschool their kids! And love it!) and since a lot of you like DIY projects the sisters thought this could be useful, especially if you have a big family. Take a look, enjoy and share!
What follows is what was posted on the homeschooling blog:

“A friend of mine shared the new way she is doing their children’s chore charts and I found it super cute, useful, resourceful and original! This is perfect for a big family and very efficient with chore changing. I’m sure the materials can be easily found at your local store and you can tweak it according to your needs. A big thank you to Sandy for allowing me to share! Enjoy!”

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