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Location: Carlton County, Minnesota, USA: 3b; Dfb; sandy loam; in the woods
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This was my first BB that was actually kind of hard. I’m more used to using unlimited soap and hot water than I thought. I don’t mind hand-washing and I don’t mind using Bronner’s soap, but three gallons is t very much water and I was using it at room temp. If I were doing this again, I’d heat some of it.

I filled a three-gallon glass carboy with water so that I couldn’t go over. It was kind of a drag to use, but it worked out.

I don’t have a traditional dish-pan, so I used my bean pot to hold soapy water and cycled the dirty dishes through it. A few plates and pan lids and stuff wouldn’t fit, so just scooped it out as needed. And then rinsing was the real chore without using up all the water. Some dishes felt a little oily after this process, so I wiped them down with a paper towel until they seemed clean and out them in the drainer.

Once all my “normal” dishes were done, I decided to play with the two cast iron pans that I had dirty, not really expecting it to work without hot water. I had about 3/4 of a gallon left and so I scraped them first with a bamboo edge and then used a little water and some scrubbing in several small iterations. And it actually did work out. The bigger pan was still a little oily, but that just goes in to the next layer of the season. (Those two pans are in the hot stove so you won’t see them in the pic of the finished dishes below.)
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This was the sink before dinner; a few more dishes were added before I washed.
This was the sink before dinner; a few more dishes were added before I washed.
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Three gallons of water.
Three gallons of water.
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Bronner’s Castile soap. I don’t see on the label that it’s safe but lots of lists online say it is.
Bronner’s Castile soap. I don’t see on the label that it’s safe but lots of lists online say it is.
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The things in the sink are still dirty and many of the things lined up on the counter are waiting to be rinsed.
The things in the sink are still dirty and many of the things lined up on the counter are waiting to be rinsed.
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Advanced mode; oily pan!
Advanced mode; oily pan!
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Finished dishes drying in the dishwasher as a drain-rack.
Finished dishes drying in the dishwasher as a drain-rack.
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Empty water supply. I could have used a little less than the whole three gallons but I gave the bean pot an extra-thorough rinse since I don’t normally soap it.
Empty water supply. I could have used a little less than the whole three gallons but I gave the bean pot an extra-thorough rinse since I don’t normally soap it.
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Hello,

this is my submission for: PEA-Badge-Nest  - washing dishes by hand with biodegradable soap and saving the water for another Badge.

this is the link to the soap I used: https://ca.melaleuca.com/productstore/cleaning-and-laundry/lemon-brite-hand-dishwashing-liquid



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Hey skip team! After a big Halloween party, I had many pans and pots to wash. I used 2 scrubbies and a tiny bit of doTERRA's new dishsoap, a plant-based soap with essential oils. *sniff* mmm! dished smell so good.
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lotsa dishes
lotsa dishes
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me scrubbing away
me scrubbing away
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about a gallon of water used in the soapy water
about a gallon of water used in the soapy water
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about a gallon of water in the hot rinse water
about a gallon of water in the hot rinse water
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stack of clean dishes
stack of clean dishes
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