Use leftover bits of bar soap to make a liquid soap that’s suitable for dishwashing! This is a great way to stretch your budget and save a bit of money. Chop the soap bits up into very small pieces, or grate it into thin strips first. What you need is very simple:
2 cups of soap shavings
2-3 cups of hot water, plus more to dilute
In a small bucket, place your soap shavings.Cover with hot water and let it sit for several hours or overnight to soften.
In the morning, stir and mash the soap shavings until smooth. Add more hot water to dilute to preferred consistency.Add lemon juice or vinegar if desired, to help with cutting grease on dishes.
Pour into squeeze bottles or other containers. Shake well before use.