Make your own dishwashing liquid, and never sweat a sink full of dishes again. Head to the kitchen, and add 1 tablespoon of borax and 1 tablespoon of grated bar soap (like Ivory) to 1¾-cups of boiling water. Whisk together thoroughly until the soap and borax have melted, and then allow the mixture to cool for several hours. Optional: Add 10–20 drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance. The mixture will gel as it cools, and then you can add it to an empty detergent bottle and hide it under the sink until you need it!