When washing dishes by hand, I like to use a sponge and foaming dish soap. I used to squirt dish soap directly from the bottle onto the sponge, but when Dawn Direct Foaming Dish Soap first came out, I tried it and loved it.
Rather than buying more of the Dawn Direct soap, I kept the foaming dispenser and started making my own refill solution.
I use any type of transparent dish soap (thick white soaps tend to mess up the foaming part of the dispenser). I add about 1/2 cup of dish soap to an empty dispenser, add water to the fill line, and gently tilt it back and forth to combine the soap and water. That’s it!
You can adjust the amount of soap you use to be a little more or a little less, but too much soap will keep it from being able to foam properly. I don’t measure it any more. I know about how much to put in and slightly more or less doesn’t make much difference.
One dispenser of this diluted dish soap lasts us a pretty long time. I’m sure it’s cheaper than buying refill solution, and I know we use less soap than squirting it directly onto a sponge.
I find that foaming soap is especially good when kids are helping to wash dishes. It makes them feel like they have plenty of soap and they like the foaminess of it.
Do you use foaming dish soap at your house?