|Two empty pump bottles, a bowl, whisk, spatula, funnel, towel and then shampoo|
and conditioner to dilute - let's do it.
Diluting products is now an unheard of household discipline. Once upon a time, things were bought as concentrate to either dilute or to only use a tiny amount of, but now the concentrated versions of products get slathered around with wild abandon with ne'ery a second thought....that is coins down the proverbial gurgler in my book.
So many products are so concentrated that you can easily dilute them. You will have to play around and see what percentage of dilution works for you, but here is a list of things that can be diluted.
|Conditioner mixed with 50% water and still a thick mix|
Dilute with water:
- Laundry liquid
- Liquid hand soap
- Dish-washing liquid
- Fabric softener
- Fruit juice (always way too strong)
- Dilute butter with olive oil - whisk together for your own 'diary' spread
- Dilute potting mix with your own compost
- Dilute apples with choko in apple pie
- Dilute liquid fertilisers to 1/2 the strength recommended
- Shoe polish with paraffin oil
- Cordial with the syrup from canned fruit
- Cream and flour to scrambled eggs to 'stretch' the eggs.
- A teaspoon of stock powder to a cup of boiling water to double the 'cup-o-soup'
- Grated vegetables will stretch mince meat to nearly double.
- Very lightly whip pouring cream. This adds 1/3 the volume and is still pourable
Adding a little water to the following to refresh or extend them:
- When the Vegemite gets hard and un-spreadable, add a little hot water and mix thoroughly
- To jars of mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce (or any sauce), honey etc to get the last bits out of the bottle,
- A couple of drops of water into the empty toothpaste tube will produce another couple of 'goes' at it (massage it in with the lid on)
- Whipped egg whites can be extended with a couple of tablespoons of water usually
I know that I have merged the concepts of dilution with the stretching of products using other ingredients, but I reckon you get the general idea.
Have fun with this one and experiment - you might be surprised just how much products can be diluted and still be totally effective. Be wise however - you do not want the family complaining that things are watery, weak or bland. If this happens, then it is an indication that you have been a little too liberal with the ol' H2O !
|....and the pasta sauce was simmering while I did all that.|
Take care folks - stay nice now!