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Zero Waste Washing Up Liquid

Soap berries or soap nuts as they're more commonly known, have a multitude of uses, so when I ran out of washing up liquid, I decided to put them to the test. I was pleasantly surprised.

Firstly you'll need about 1 cup of soap nuts or approx 100gs.

Pop them in a pot and add 6 cups of water.

Bring to the boil and boil for 20 minutes.

Take off the heat and allow to cool completely.

Strain through a muslin cloth and sieve.

You can pop the soap nuts in the compost when you're done.

Get a suitable container. I had an old shampoo bottle with a pump like lid.

Pour into the bottle.

I use a few squirts per sink of dishes. The amount needed will depend on your water quality. More dish soap will be needed for harder water.