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Does anyone do this? I'm thinking specifically 100% CO (or maybe tallow, which would last longer in use?) with 0 SF.

I've been using Ivory soap for dishes for a couple months now, ever since I ran out of dish detergent and didn't want to run to the store. It works fine. I'm pretty much vegetarian but I feed my dog raw meat so there is lots of meat chopping and cutting and stuff going on in my kitchen and I've not gotten sick washing the dishes with a scrubby sponge rubbed on an Ivory soap bar. So I'm thinking of making my own for when the Ivory runs out!
 

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I've never used a bar soap for that purpose, but if the ivory bar is working for you, I don't see why you couldn't just use your own bar soap made with 100% CO/0% superfat.

I was looking at the ingredients for Original Ivory bar soap and it has these ingredients:

Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Palmate, Water, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Coconut Acid, Palm Kernel Acid, Tallow Acid, Palm Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA

If it were me, I think I might try 50% coconut oil and 50% tallow with a 0% superfat, since a 100% CO bar wouldn't last very long. Oh, and I'd definitely include the Tetrasodium edta in it to help cut down on scum.


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That's why I was thinking tallow maybe, for the longevity. I have very soft water so scum is not usually a problem. 50/50 CO/tallow sounds good.
Thanks IrishLass!
 

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I remember hubbys grandma always had a bar of harsh soap and home-made scrubbies by the kitchen sink.

I use my own liquid CO soap for dishes, and I wouldn't be adverse to a bar soap and scrubby by the sink, but liquid is so darn easy. I would probably go with 100% CO just because I love its cleansing power and bubbles. But your idea of half tallow makes sense - let us know how it works?
 

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I can see why my mother hated using Ivory on my skin. That's a drying soap with the tallow, the coconut, and the palm kernal.
 

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Liquid soap is truly easy to make, and I use it all the time. My favorite is 100% CO, though. I set everything that is greasy in to soak before I start washing, then by the time I get back to those items, they are almost clean enough.
 

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I'm not adverse to making liquid soap, but the bar is SO easy sitting right there. :)
And yeah, Ivory is very drying, but I have a pile of bars sitting there I need to use up - in laundry soap, on the dishes...somehow. lol. I do have to lotion my hands after washing the dishes with it!
 

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My grandmother often used bar soap on dishes. It was the old "lye soap" she used for household stuff (and sassy grandkids's mouths). It had a red and white wrapper. I wish I could remember the name.
 

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