Dish Soap in a Spray Bottle
Dish soap in a spray bottle?
Sure. This is an easy way to make your dish soap last longer and possibly simplify washing dishes.
Now that my bottle-washing days are over, I usually only have a few items to wash by hand so it doesn’t merit filling up the sink with soapy water. I rinse, plop some dish soap on, sometimes need to add a bit of water, scrub, rinse, dry. Done.
Did you know that many manufacturers use containers that dispense larger amounts of product than needed? That way you’ll run out faster and buy more. Dish soap is highly concentrated and you only really need small amounts at a time.
I am pretty conscious about the amount of soap I use, but I noticed that some other people just pour it on, especially my husband. But, hey, when he’s helping with the dishes I don’t complain!
With this little idea you have soapy water in the spray bottle. Just shake, spray the soapy water on, scrub, rinse with hot water, dry. Done.
I have been doing it this way for several months now. I find that we use less dish soap and maybe even a bit less water. As a result, I’m probably saving a little bit of money and every little bit helps. I just keep filling up the spray bottle!
Since dish soap isn’t that expensive, you might not care to try this. That’s cool. I just think it is a nice little idea that is worth sharing. I had never thought of it or seen it before. So, there ya go. That’s why I have a small spray bottle by my kitchen sink. 🙂
Notes: If it is a greasy dish, I do need more soap than the spray bottle can provide, so I just grab the bottle of dish soap from under the sink. The amount of soap you add to the spray bottle will depend on your preference, the hardness of your water, and your soap. Just start with about 8 drops per 16 oz and determine if you need to add more or not. I got this idea from my friend, Sarah. Thanks, Sarah! She got it from her sister and her sister got it from an old boss.
The small spray bottles that you would use when cutting hair seem to work great for this purpose. I have this spray bottle. You could probably find one at the dollar store or beauty supply store too. See spray bottles on Amazon.