I'm always looking for a way to save a little more on cleaning products. New readers might want to check out my earlier post for homemade laundry soap and a less expensive dishwasher detergent.
I had stumbled across a recipe for stretching dishwashing soap on Thriftyfun.com a while back but only recently got around to giving it a try. It worked really well and is much less expensive than the dishwashing liquid I had been using.
Here's how to do it. On Thriftyfun.com they recommended using a pump bottle for this but since I didn't have one, I just used another dishwashing liquid container. You fill the empty container about one third full of dishwashing liquid. Add 1 tablespoon of Borax and fill the rest with white vinegar. Shake gently to mix and then use as you normally would.
I like this because it allows me to use pricier but more environmentally friendly dishwashing liquids, like Ecover and Seventh Generation, without breaking the bank.