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My next BB submission. A daily occurrence here, we don't even own a dishwasher!
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What a loaded sink! Feeding 7 people can make dirty dishes build up quickly! From this full sink, I stack the dishes on the right side, fill one sink with soapy water. I used oasis dish soap and all purpose cleanser, found on this website: https://www.bio-pac.com/oasis-biocompatible-cleaners/. Not just biodegradable, but safe to use on growies. Anyways, the rinse water is in the bucket on the left side of the sink. The clean dishes went into (and above) the dishwasher, since there were so many.
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dirty dishes everywhere!
dirty dishes everywhere!
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stacked dishes
stacked dishes
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Soapy and rinse water ready, about 3 gallons altogether, with my scrubbie used.
Soapy and rinse water ready, about 3 gallons altogether, with my scrubbie used.
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Oasis soap
Oasis soap
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Me washing dishes, about halfway through. Yikes, that belly is getting hard to lean over! 3 more weeks til my due date!
Me washing dishes, about halfway through. Yikes, that belly is getting hard to lean over! 3 more weeks til my due date!
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where the dishes will dry
where the dishes will dry
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drying dishes. ta da!
drying dishes. ta da!
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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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dirty dishes in sink
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dirty dishes
dirty dishes
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need to recycle water from previous washes
need to recycle water from previous washes
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ready for dish washing
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progress
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completed dishes with less than 3 gallons used
completed dishes with less than 3 gallons used
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drying in the dish washer
drying in the dish washer
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bio-degradable soap
bio-degradable soap
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Honest company soap. Water plants with water when done.
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Dirty dishes
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Morning chores-dishes with environnement friendly soap.

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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To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
- post a picture of the dirty dishes in the sink
- post a progress picture of the dishes being washed
- post a picture of the completed dishes with obviously less than 3 gallons water used
- describe the soap used, its grey water friendliness, and a link to the verifiable biodegradeable dish soap
- OR post a 2 minute video of you washing the dishes by hand

Picture 01_Dirty_Dishes.jpg shows the dirty dishes.  

Picture 02_In_Progress.jpg shows the dishes being washed in progress.  

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Pictures 04_Less_Than_3Gal.jpg & 05_Less_Than_3Gal.jpg show obviously less than 3 gallons of water used.  A bit under four gallons of water fit inside the kitty litter container, for context.

06_Dish_Soap.jpg shows the used soap.  The following link, with description, is for the biodegradable soap.  https://www.drbronner.com/products/sal-suds-biodegradable-cleaner


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6:30 AM and it is time to wash the dishes.
We make our own dish soap from scratch, but it is all gray water friendly and biodegradable (I will put the ingredients below).

Coconut oil
Castor oil
Water
Lye
Lemon essential oil
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A pile of dirty dishes
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Cleaning in process
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I would estimate about a gallon of water used (Sorry about how dirty it looks, I had some REALLY grimy ones)
I would estimate about a gallon of water used (Sorry about how dirty it looks, I had some REALLY grimy ones)
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All clean and ready to put on the shelves.
All clean and ready to put on the shelves.
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Aurora House wrote:Honest company soap. Water plants with water when done.


Adding some dishes from home that are to big for the dishwasher.
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Instapot pot
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Drink Despenser
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Crockpot pot
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Between canning and cooking,  I did two loads of dishes by hand.  

Hot water with baking soda wash,   and a splash of vinegar in my rinse water.  

Each rinse water bowl was 5 quarts of water, plus the small amt. to wet the baking soda.    For a total of about 10.5 quarts of hot water.

I wash each dish with baking soda and warm water, and stack them on the counter for rinsing,  Rinse them in the warm vinegar water, and put into dish drainer to dry.


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Round One dirty dishes
Round One dirty dishes
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Scrubbed and stacked for rinsing
Scrubbed and stacked for rinsing
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Round one clean and drying
Round one clean and drying
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Five Quarts of rinse water.
Five Quarts of rinse water.
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Round Two scrubbed and ready for rinsing
Round Two scrubbed and ready for rinsing
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Round Two rinsing
Round Two rinsing
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Round Two drying
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Round Two 5 quarts rinse water
Round Two 5 quarts rinse water
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I made my soap by taking 1 quart of fresh soapwart leaves (that I harvested down the street), boiling it in 2 quarts water for 15mins, then straining the leaves.

I used the quantity of water that's in the largest pot (dirty water) plus the water in the large bowl (rinsing water). I cleaned like I do for camping, reusing the water as many times as possible. I also used the hot water leftover from hot bath canning so the water was reused many times over! Then the greywater went into the soil for my serviceberry tree.
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too many large dishes to all fit in the dishwasher
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I made my soap by taking 1 quart of fresh soapwort leaves (that I harvested down the street), boiling it in 2 quarts water for 15mins, then straining the leaves.

I used the quantity of water that's in the largest pot (dirty water) plus the water in the large bowl (rinsing water). I cleaned like I do for camping, reusing the water as many times as possible. I also used the hot water leftover from hot bath canning so the water was reused at step 1! Then the greywater went into the soil for my serviceberry tree. Confirmed by the volumetric calculation in the table below and pictures to verify, it seemed to me that using 54% of the 3 gallons was an "obviously" lesser volume. I assumed that it was so obvious from the photos that the water used was less than 3 gallons that I didn't include my measurements.

variable and calculation (if applicable)valueunitsdescription
a =3.91lbbowl water weight
b =1.063lbbowl tare weight
c = a - b =2.847lbwater weight only from the bowl
errorjust the pot on the scale didn't work
d =143.2lbweight of me holding the water pot on the scale (I couldn't get an in action shot because I had to hold the pot and it took 3 takes to get the picture in time before the digital reading cleared)
e =130.2lbme tare weight
f =2.394lbpot tare weight
g = d - e - f =10.606lbwater weight only from the pot
Mass = c + g =13.453lbTotal MASS of water
Density =8.34lbs/galDensity of water: https://www.google.com/search?q=density+of+water+in+lb%2Fgal&rlz=1C1RXQR_enUS963US964&oq=density+of+water+in+gal%2F&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i22i30j0i390l3.5807j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Volume = Mass/Density1.613069544galI used 54% of the allowed water requirement
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We actually do this everyday since we cook all 3 meals at home most days for our family of 4. So here it is, we are no strangers to the cleaning of dishes without the dishwasher. Also, wee use a foam dispenser, that uses only about 10% to 15% of soap per container. (10% soap, and 90% water). been doing dishes by hand since we were little kids.
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Hello, I've attached the pictures of the soap I used for the dishes. sorry forgot to publish the picture with the soap used on the first posting, still trying to figure this BBs out. I hope this completes this BB for me. Thank  you in advance!

Alex Ordonez wrote:We actually do this everyday since we cook all 3 meals at home most days for our family of 4. So here it is, we are no strangers to the cleaning of dishes without the dishwasher. Also, wee use a foam dispenser, that uses only about 10% to 15% of soap per container. (10% soap, and 90% water). been doing dishes by hand since we were little kids.

 
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To add to my last post, I washed a whole bunch of 9/13's, a few bowls, two cutting boards. and some cast iron.  The soap I used is the same, our homemade kind with the following ingredients:
Coconut oil
Castor oil
Water
Lye
Lemon essential oil

Looking over the pictures I realize just how poor the lighting and quality of the image is, I apologize for that. I hope it is clear enough.
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Pile of dirty dishes no.1
Pile of dirty dishes no.1
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Pile of dirty dishes no.2
Pile of dirty dishes no.2
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Pile of dirty dishes no.3
Pile of dirty dishes no.3
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Scrub ba dub dub!
Scrub ba dub dub!
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I had some pans that we had left out for the dogs a little too long. Sorry about the very grimy water!
I had some pans that we had left out for the dogs a little too long. Sorry about the very grimy water!
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All clean!
All clean!
 
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