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I used the rinse water from several batches of dishes and handwashing (no soap used, so none to picture). I use soap, but don't put that water on the garden even though it's greywater safe--lots of greywater-safe soaps have salt in them, which can cause trouble in the soil over time.

Filled a 20L (5 gallon) bucket with water and distributed it to the watermelons, scarlet runner beans, and the ollas in the bed of potatoes grown from seed.
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Collecting greywater
Collecting greywater
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Pouring greywater into watering can
Pouring greywater into watering can
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Watering some plants
Watering some plants
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Watering seed-grown potatoes
Watering seed-grown potatoes
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Not much soap was used. Lots of cold water before hot, so this is an everyday chore to save and use this water for the growies. I ran out of my liquid soap, but this bar soap is basically made in the same fashion using Jadam's method. 900cc coconut oil, 125g sodium hydroxide, 125cc water, few drops of tea tree essential oil were ingredients used...honor system? It's worth a shot. This bb is definitely essential.

With the exception to the amount of drops of essential oil I put in, I've added additional photos to further specify that I know the exact ingredients and that I am equipped with the know how to make this. Additionally, this soap was ready to cut in only 8hours. It'll heat up a bit before it cools. In fact, it was still a little warm when I cut the first one. I used the spatula, included in the pictures, to cut and pry the soap away from walls of the soap form. That spatula may be my new cast Iron Skillet spatula if I can't find a better. Anyhow, the bar of soap has naoh, whereas, the yellow stuff is the liquid version(used canola oil) using potash.

Estimated 10 drops of Tee Tree oil & 1 g ground Marijuana flower
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Potassium Hydroxide vs NAOH - used canola oil in this recipe
Potassium Hydroxide vs NAOH - used canola oil in this recipe
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link to Biodegradable dish soap.
https://greywateraction.org/greywater-plant-friendly-products/
https://www.traderjoes.com/home/products/pdp/liquid-dish-soap-lavender-tea-tree-scent-058328

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the dishpan with water
the dishpan with water
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at least 3 gallons of water being used to flush a toilet or water something
at least 3 gallons of water being used to flush a toilet or water something
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at least 3 gallons of water being used to flush a toilet or water something
at least 3 gallons of water being used to flush a toilet or water something
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picture of biodegradeable dish soap
picture of biodegradeable dish soap
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used on mulch under which Ruth Stout method was recently employed
used on mulch under which Ruth Stout method was recently employed
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I collected water after the "wash an oily dish without soap" and "deep clean a chair" badge bits. The water went into a 5-gallon Lowes bucket. I washed several more dishes without soap so the bulk of that water did come from a dish pan.

For the oily dish, no soap was used: https://permies.com/wiki/55/117347/pep-nest/Clean-Oily-Dish-Soap-PEP#1451848

For the deep clean, only baking soda and water were used: https://permies.com/wiki/151759/pep-nest/Deep-Clean-Couch-Chair-nest#1454226

The collected water went to a pecan tree that we planted a few months ago.
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There are a number of meals for which I manage KP/dishwashing duties at Wheaton Labs. Adding the grey-water to growies is a standard practice round here.

This is a photo of the dishpan, full of used wash water:



This is a photo of the grey-water being added to a gigantic rhubarb plant nearby. Combined with the second dishpan, this should be in excess of 3 gallons.



Here's a photo of the dish soap we use:



Here's a link to the Bio-Pac website where more information about the soap contents is available:

Bio-Pac Oasis All-Purpose Soap

Thanks, volunteer reviewers...!   :D
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I washed a whole heap of dishes, using Oasis, biocompatible soap. Link: https://www.bio-pac.com/oasis-biocompatible-cleaners/
Here is a pic of the dirty dishwater, about 3 gallons. i dumped  both sinks into this grey tub and emptied it onto a choke cherry tree in my yard. Yay, growies!
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me, washing dishes
me, washing dishes
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about 3 gallons of dirty dishwater
about 3 gallons of dirty dishwater
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Oasis soap
Oasis soap
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this is the tree
this is the tree
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happy, watered tree
happy, watered tree
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Morning chores-dishes and watering the fruiting  honeyberry.

https://bio-vert.com/en/produit/dishwashing-liquid/
https://bio-vert.com/en/2021/06/30/ecologo-seule-certification-environnementale-reconnue/
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Dishpan
Dishpan
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Honeyberry and 18liters
Honeyberry and 18liters
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Biodegradable dishwashing soap
Biodegradable dishwashing soap
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Over the course of the weekend I think I have 3gal dish water for plants
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Dirty
Dirty
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Dishes
Dishes
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Water
Water
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Pint
Pint
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Action
Action
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Quart
Quart
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Dump
Dump
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Out
Out
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A picture of used dish pan water, the soap used to wash the dishes (link below), and one right before water one of the apple trees.
A bit under four gallons of water fit inside the kitty litter container.

https://www.drbronner.com/products/sal-suds-biodegradable-cleaner
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Three gallons ( 13 Quarts)  of water collected from kitchen:

Two,  5 Quart bowls of dish rinse water

Three Quarts of water emptied from pressure canner after use.

Cleaners involved:  baking soda and white vinegar.  

Water used to clean and flush toilet.  

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measuring 5 Q of rinse water
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dishes load two
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cleaning with graywater
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finishing flushing with graywater
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baking soda and white vinegar
baking soda and white vinegar
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