Dilute Dish Soap With Water In A Spray Bottle


Of my many flaws, one that should be easy to fix, is that I use too much of a product in single sitting: Lotion, shampoo, hot sauce—I always use a little bit more than I need to, thereby wasting some of it (excess lotion gets washed off), or having excessively spicy food.

A solution, for at least one of my problems, found on Reddit: Get a cheap spray bottle from the dollar store (I got mine at Harmon Face Values), fill it partially with dish soap, and the rest of the way with water. Shake. Then spray it on your dishes. They’ll get just as clean, and, if you’re like me, you’ll use a fraction of the soap.

Obviously cutting back on dish soap won’t make you rich, and that’s not the point. This is an easy, inexpensive solution to a problem you might like to try. The thread it’s found on, “What are some $30 and under items that have greatly increased your quality of life,” is full of other gems.


  • That’s a great idea!

    Typically we dilute the liquid in the same bottle, but then end effect is that instead of being able to squeeze out a little blob onto a sponge, you squirt out half a litre across the kitchen every time!

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