|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 no pause for a second thought. That is dollars down the proverbial gurgler in my book.
So many products are so concentrated that we 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.
Dilute with water:
- Laundry liquid (try 50/50)
- Liquid hand soap (try 25% water)
- Dish-washing liquid (try 50/50)
- Fabric softener (try 75% water)
- Shampoo (try 25% water)
- Conditioner (try 50/50)
- Fruit juice (always way too strong)
- Disinfectant (try 25% water)
- Dilute butter with olive oil - whisk together in a food processor for a 'diary' spread
- Dilute potting mix with your own compost
- Dilute apples with choko in apple pie
- Dilute liquid fertilisers to 25% the strength recommended
- Shoe polish dilutes with paraffin oil or kerosene
- Cordial with the syrup from canned fruit
- Cream and flour added 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
- When the Vegemite gets hard and un-spreadable, add a little boiling water and mix thoroughly
- To jars of mayonnaise, sweet chili 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 hot water. (M has a gorgeous pavlova recipe that uses this technique)
|Conditioner whisked in with 50% water |
and still a thick mix
|Still very thick so|
you'll need a funnel to pour
back into the conditioner bottle
|Ah ..... there it goes - glug, glug.|
Use a spatula to get every last drop.
|Pump bottles also tend to|
help use less product too