Do you think mixing bleach with dish soap is harmful?

Today's post is about a laundry question I've been thinking about, so I must be in a state of mind.I was researching some unexpected homemade stain removers and that made me think about my homemade no-grate laundry soap made with Dawn dish soap.

I have been very happy with my homemade laundry soap.The task of grating a bar of soap is no longer needed.There is a recipe for homemade laundry soap made with dawn.For a very cheap price, it seems to do a great job of getting our clothes clean.

I spotted the words "Do Not Add Bleach" on the back of the bottle of Dawn dish soap.

Is it just covering their you know what and issuing super cautious warnings that we need to take with a grain of salt?

I feel a little smarter now that I have found what I was looking for.It is a little technical, but we will try to sort it out.

There are two substances that should never be mixed together, Ammonia and Bleach.

Toxic fumes that are very dangerous and cause extreme irritation to the eyes and lungs can be caused by mixing ammonia and bleach together.The same chemical reaction is used to create Mustard Gas in chemical warfare.If these substances are accidentally mixed together they will create dangerous fumes and you will begin coughing, wheezing, feeling dizzy, and feeling a burning sensation.If you want to get fresh air in, open any windows and then leave the area.It is a serious matter.

There are warnings on some dish soaps that you shouldn't add bleach.The person who experienced this bad reaction when soaking some dishes in her sink is an interesting person.Cleaning won't kill you.

She squirted some dish soap on the dishes in the sink with some hot water and then glugged in a little bleach and left things to sit and soak, but then started feeling sick and dizzy.She was frustrated to see a small warning on the Palmolive dish soap that said "Do Not Add Bleach", which she interpreted to mean "Hey your dishes will be so clean you won't even need bleach!"I'm happy!She pointed out that there is no list of ingredients on the back of the dish soap bottle to give you any idea of what's in there.That is causing the problem.

Exactly correct!There is a small bleach warning, but no list of ingredients in the Dawn dish soap bottle.All chemical products must have a Material Safety Data Sheet which can be found on the internet.There is a Material Safety Data Sheet for the blue Dawn.

Is this data sheet helpful?Kind of.It is more likely if you are a chemist.The only thing I can see from this sheet is Dawn.

Most of the online information on the subject of chemicals is very technical.The short answer is that amine are derivatives of ammonia where one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced with a substitute.My understanding is that dish soaps are likely to give a warning about not adding bleach because of the ammonia derivative.

The answer we are looking for in the first place is the crux of the matter.We have tried to educate ourselves about the ingredients we are using and read the warning labels.What is our decision about using Dawn laundry soap in a washing machine load with bleach?

I keep coming back to the thought that our ingredients are very small.I use Dawn dish soap in a gallon of water to make my homemade laundry soap.In a wash load, I use 1/3 to 1/2 cup of that mixture.We have a small amount of Dawn because the washing machine holds 20 gallons of water.Adding a cup of bleach to a wash load will cause it to be washed into 20 gallons of water.If you were to combine a squirt of Dawn dish soap and bleach to wash dishes in a small sink full of water, it would be much different.The makers of dish soaps want us to wash our dishes in a little sink with the product, and not in the big washing machine.

We wouldn't add bleach to a laundry load when using Dawn laundry soap because we were super cautious.

I decided to give this a try because I didn't think it was ok to throw caution to the wind.I didn't feel that I was being negligent or overly risky to check it out first hand because I had done my due diligence, given it some careful thought and felt that the ingredients were very diluted.

I added about a quarter of a cup of Dawn laundry soap to the water in my washing machine.I poured a cup of bleach into the machine after letting a little more water in.The washer filled the rest of the way when I added the clothes.I could faintly smell bleach, but it wasn't strong or noxious.

I put my washer on a 10 minute wash cycle and opened my top loading washing machine every few minutes to check out the smell.It only smelled like bleach when it was added to the wash load.There was no smell of bad fumes.

The experience of combining my homemade Dawn laundry soap with bleach in the washing machine was painless and did not produce any bad results.It went along like any other load of laundry.I will not be combining my homemade Dawn laundry soap with bleach in any smaller way that does not include lots of water just to be on the safe side in the future.

The homemade Dawn laundry soap is a very worthwhile and money saving alternative.I don't think the risk factor for this recipe is any stronger or more irresponsible than bottles of Dawn being sold off the grocery store shelf with little warnings on the back to not add bleach.I rarely use bleach because I don't create a lot of wash loads of just whites that can be bleached.If I ever want to combine my homemade Dawn laundry soap with bleach, I will do so because I have not seen any bad results.

I have my thoughts and choices on this topic.We need to be aware of any potential problems so we can make good choices.I hope the article sheds some light on this topic and will allow you to make an informed decision.

I made a mistake.You are washing 32 loads, not 16.8 ounces/cup, 16 cups/gallon, 1/2 cup/load.

Dawn has the same concentration of detergents as mainstream laundry detergents.You are washing 16 loads and only using a small amount of Dawn.Would you reduce the amount of Tide?Why don't you wash with plain water?The results will be the same.

If you want to kill cock roaches in the kitchen and dining room, you need a mixture of Lemon Juice and dawn.There was no noxious smell or anything when I opened the window.

When I bleach my whites, they usually benefit from some additional soaking time.I fill a 5 gallon bucket with hot water and a cup of bleach, then add my whites and soak them for a while.After dumping the entire mixture into the washer, I spin it to remove the water.I add the rest of my whites and wash them.I don't worry about too much bleach in my wash and it leaves a fresh smell.

If you mix a tea spoon of ammonia with a cup of liquid chloride the most you will get is a horrible smell and if you inhale it you'll feel nausea.If you mix chlorine and pure ammonia, you will have a bad day, but if you don't, it could be the last.It will never happen.If I was there, I would be coughing and the neighbors would see someone flying out of a window head.I am getting stiches not a body bag because of that cough.P. S: Absolutely!I would have tried to save my friend with a mask and glasses.I think so.

There is a list of ingredients in my new bottle of Dawn Ultra.There isn't a warning about using chlorine bleach.Two of the ingredients seem to be alcohols.There is a list of things not to mix with chlorine bleach.I have used them with no ill effects.Use your own judgement.

When buying supplies for home sanitizing as recommended by the CDC, there is a small warning on the back of all dish detergents.Thank you for your thoughtful approach and for the thoughtful comments from the chemist and another person with breathing issues.In support of the Black Lives movement, please stay well, safe, and happy.

I bleach out coffee cups with a full coffee cup of bleach, then when the stains are gone I empty the bleach into the sink and wash them with Dawn Detergent.Is this mixing ammonia and detergent?

I would call that mixing if the bleach is still in the sink and you are adding water and soap to it to wash.I wouldn't call that mixing if you just emptied the bleach out of the cups and then washed them down the sink.

I use Dawn ultra and mix a little bleach to wash my floor, there is no warning signs on the bottle to say not to use bleach.They were talking about it on TV.I have a cough that won't go away.

It was most likely from the CHLORINE bleach in the air.You can get the same effects if the pool has too much chlorine.

I love your article and will share it with you, but I have to tell you that I used a very Dawn dish soap to clean my kitcken sink, which I sprayed on the sink before rinsing.I felt sick and didn't know why.When I put the 2 and 2 together, I realized I had to increase my oxygen to 3 because of the toxic fumes that brought my blood pressure up.You must be extremely cautious, specially people with a medical condition, because you never know who or how it is going to hit the wrong way.What is the best thing to do?Never.

I am looking at the ingredients list on the bottle of Blue Dawn.There was no warning about bleach.I wouldn't mix bleach with it, but the concern is either old news or overblown.

I know why I was not feeling well last week.I mixed dawn with bleach and baking soda to remove a stain.I use a lot of different things for my cleaning.I put dawn in my power washer.I didn't know mixing dawn with bleach was harmful.The combo will get any stain out.Thanks for your diligence!

When I want to clean a sink or countertop, I use sunlight dish soap and bleach in the OXO soap dispensers.To make it flow easier through the hole in the brush, I mix this practically straight with just a little press of water.I used Dawn dishwashing detergent and never had a problem.

CHLORINE gas is produced by mixing Ammonia with bleach.

It would be difficult to distinguish between the chlorine smell from the bleach and the extra chlorine made in the reaction with the ammonia in a dilute solution.The concentration of chlorine gas could build up to a dangerous level in enclosed spaces and in more concentrated solutions, particularly impacting those with conditions that compromise their breathing, such as asthma, COPD.

Adding dish soap and water will make it harder to see before you add bleach.Maybe not to the same degree as the Dawn in your home made laundry detergent, but it's sort of irresponsible to conclude that someone with lung issues wouldn't benefit from it.I am getting down to the source after reading on the safety and it is really confusing.I would rather make a mistake on the side of science and medical advice.

Alcohol is the first ingredient in Dawn Soap.chloroform will form when this is mixed with bleach.It's not a good idea to mix bleach and dish soap with alcohol.Science notes can be found at

Absolutely incorrect.Water is the first ingredient.A bottle of dawn ultra contains between 1% and 2% alcohol.The bleach in regular Clorox is 5% hypochlorite.It's too much to make any dangerous amount of chloroform.One shouldn't put a bottle of vodka in their bleach.

Use sodium percarbonate instead of bleach.It is safe for people and the planet.

It is the fats in soaps combining with the calcium in hard water that make calcium stearate that gets trapped in fabrics.It cannot be washed with water.It is known as a bath tub ring and dingy gray whites.I have cleaned drain lines that were plug solid.The man is the water guy.

I have been using Dawn dish soap for years and always put a small amount of bleach in the mix, my mother did the same thing for many years.The bottle of Dawn has a list of ingredients, but there is no warning on the bottle.

Do you like Seventh Generation dish liquid?The dish soap is derived from plants.The ingredients are listed on the bottle.I want to thank you for sharing these wonderful cleaning solutions.

To be safe, I would wash with Dawn and then use bleach.There is a double wash for dirty whites.

I mixed about an inch of blue dawn in a small bottle of bleach and squirted it on my crawl space walls and floor, I started getting burning eyes and my nose was running, hopefully I won't be the same as you Allison!!

The amine in the dish-soap will react with the hypochlorite in bleach to create chloramine compounds.If enough is formed, these chloramines can be toxic.The smell of chloramine compounds is similar to that of bleach.The risk from the chloramines is low if you are dealing with a somewhat dilute mixture.

Chloramines are formed in swimming pools when chlorine reacts with pee.There is a strong odor of chlorine in those chloramines.If you add more chlorine, the chloramine compounds are broken down and nitrogen gas is released as a reaction product.If your pool smells strongly of chlorine, it's probably because of the chloramines.The chloramines are removed and the chlorine smell is reduced by adding more chlorine.

You already know what brought me here.Someone is a researcher, curious, or something?Thanks for your research.There is a hypothesis proven.Thank you so much.

Grease to coagulate and clump in pipes can be caused by mixing Dawn and bleach.There is a warning on the label.Learned this from experience.

My mother always used Dawn and a small amount of bleach for years on a septic system and had no negative effects, and I have done the same with a system with no bad effects on the tank or pipes.I don't know if the size of the tank would make a difference but my dad and I built it in the 70s and it is 10 ft X 10ft.

I had to clean the stains out of the shirts.I thought it would be better to remove grease than Dawn.I let the effected areas soak in the Dawn.I put them in the washing machine.I had used Tide with bleach before.The smell of ammonia was present when I went in the basement.I did not use any ammonia.I could only deduct that it was from the Dawn since I knew that Tide and bleach didn't make that smell.I never mixed Dawn with bleach again.

Did you have the scientific equipment to determine what gases are in the air?I am not sure.Mustard gas is one of the most poisonous gases.Some countries during the second world war used a specific scent to warn their troops of which gas they were dropping, or in case of a leak.This is the same thing they do to natural gas, to warn people that there is a leak, and to leave the area.It is a precautionary measure to minimize casualties.You are very lucky to not have had long term effects after what you have done.The real scientists are paid to keep you safe.

There is a warning!Take it seriously if a soap says don't add bleach.Bad reactions can happen when soaps have ingredients that aren't shown.It's difficult to know what will happen with 2 chemicals that have different reactions under different conditions.One day could react differently the next.If you are unsure, contact a poison control center.Don't mix bleach or ammonia with anything.

A large elderly dog urinates on the linoleum floor by the back door.We use regular old towels because she is a big dog and we would go broke if we used paper toweling.I wanted to use bleach to kill the germs in the wash.I thought about people who use cloth diapers and how it might be tempting to put them in the wash with some bleach.If they have been sitting in a diaper pail all day, there will be a lot more ammonia build up and it will produce toxic fumes if you use bleach with the wash.It's just a thought.

I think it depends on how you mixed it.I have been able to combine bleach and soap in a way that was good for laundry.

There is a note.The mixture doesn't produce any Mustard gas like compounds.Chloramine gas is produced.Mustard is not a gas, it is a thick oily syrupy substance.They had to blow it up.It's more like molasses than gas.

I have been using cheap supermarket detergent mixed with one third bleach by volume for many years for washing dishes with no fumes or bad issues.The criterion seems to be whether or not the detergent has bleach reacting with it.Cheap detergent is less likely to have any of these.

I wondered if bleach and Dawn would make a good pre treat for my pressure washer because of the mold and moss that grow on the outside of our homes here in Alabama.It seems ideal to me.

I live in Florida and was looking for the ratio of bleach to Dawn that is used to pre-treat the roof of my outdoor porch and the railings around it prior to using a pressure washer and there was your question!What ratios do you use?

It killed my fungus issue, so I might want to try a solution of Dawn and vinegar.Or Dawn and copper sulfate mix.I have also heard of salt.

I am going to give it a try.The soap looked like I was washing my clothes.

I know what you mean.The liquid versions made with soap were sometimes described as "snotty".If I want to make my own laundry soap, I prefer the Dawn version.

I am curious as to why you would combine ingredients that are KNOWN to produce hazardous gas instead of using a commercial brand detergent.There are lots of inexpensive detergents if you want to save money.You don't want a safe, non-toxic product.

Someone told me that if I put water in dawn it would make it useless to break down oils and greases.Is this true?I think he is wrong because I do it to make the dawn last longer.

I water down my Dawn as well as Mary to make my own soap and it works fine.I know my dishes are clean because I don't know the total chemistry of that.The foaming dish soap and hand soap instructions can be found at the

I filled my sink with a small amount of Dawn.It works just fine when it is veryDiluted.I don't know anyone who does it.The final concentration is what really matters.

The author is not suggesting that dawn and bleach be mixed together.The average washer has at least 20 gallons of water.The laundry soap has 2 TBLS of Dawn in it.The mix is used in the 20 gallon wash.Dawn is in a gallon of laundry soap.It is not worth my time to figure out how much water it takes to wash 20 gallons of laundry.

Do not use Dawn for laundry.They are a killer because of the perservative in them.When it builds up in your clothes, you will be sorry.

The smell of the washer after mixing things together is not proof that the mixture is safe.It doesn't make it safer just because it'sDiluted.

When it comes to toxic chemicals, dilution is usually the solution.Look at the substance.Farmers and ranchers near by have bad yields and sick animals if you let it come out a smoke stack in large quantities.60 y/os need hip replacements if it's not dispersed in the water supply.

After hearing that I was going to share this with interested parties, I couldn't wait to do it online.They have three bins, according to one of them.The first is soapy water and the second is rinse water.Their owner has told them that when they are in a hurry, they can skip this step, as they don't use that much bleach in their water.Really?!

I forgot to mention that you could mix dish soap with thin bleach and just use it.The thick bleach is pre-mixed with a basic detergent solution to eliminate the extra chemicals that can cause an adverse toxic chemical reaction.Adding water and thick bleach could be used to make a foam.

Put it down a sink/bath plughole and let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash it away with boiling water.If there is a problem with water taking long to drain, it's a good idea to add bleach to the plughole first.

You could use a 1:5 solution of 1-part thick bleach and 5 parts cold/warm water.Add this mixture to a spray bottle for easy use.Purchase one from Amazon.

The good thing about thick bleach and thin bleach is that they are the same thing, so you don't have to worry about making toxic fumes.When you use the same supermarket thick bleach to clean the plugs around the house, it will work just as well as the thin bleach.I use thin just to be on the safe side of things because thick bleach may make the problem worse if you have a problem.

It is not the toxicity of mixing bleach with the soap that will kill you at once, it is the fact that your body cannot dispose of the toxin so over time it will build up and death you.An alcoholic can drink silly until they pass out, but eventually they will kill themselves with irreversible damage to their body.If you don't acknowledge the risk, it will eventually make you very ill or cause you death.

It has nothing to do with ammonia.Ethanol is listed as an ingredient.When mixed with household bleach containing sodium hypochlorite, it will create chloroform, hydrochloric acid, and dichloroacetone.

Even though the thread is so old, I was about to say something.Amine oxides are not the same as ammonia.There is no known risk of hazardous reactions with the combination of Ethanol and Chlorine bleach.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share this information with the rest of us who needed to hear it.

Stresses not mixing bleach with anything.

I have been adding these two together for years, in tony amounts, but to clean stained coffee cups, and I also have a ceramic sink that stains easily, so I toss some bleach in my dishwater when done.Love you dawn laundry recipe!

To properly address this issue, you need to clarify what you are using the soap/bleach solution for.Are you using it to clean?

Many people think these are the same.Think of it as 3 steps, and in any given situation you can stop at the step appropriate for your application, but you do them in order.

Cleaning is the removal of crumbs, food remnants, and other soil from a surface.It isn't food prep safe, but clean is good.You have to clean before you can Sanitize.You should leave crumbs if you downsize.The area will be contaminated again by those things.Make sense?

Sanitising is the act of using high heat or a chemical solution to kill germs.Some dishes are not dishwasher safe because they use high heat in the dry cycle.If you are not using high heat to Sanitize, then a chemical solution must be used to achieve this, and as mentioned before you must have eliminated any potential germ orbacteria sources.SANITIZING is often done without a lot of manual labor.Think of your dishwasher.

Disinfecting is wiping down hard surfaces with a chemical solution.Think of your food prep area, your dining table, children's toys, diaper changing areas, most bathroom surfaces, etc.

Can you mix bleach and dish soap?The problem with mixing bleach and soap is that the soap blocks the bleach's ability to clean.It is important that there is a possible fume issue.The bigger issue is that if you use bleach to killbacteria, you are essentially limiting or eliminating the primary goal of the bleach.

The tip of my husband's fingers got burned when he scrubbed our tile countertop with a mixture of bleach and Dawn, but he didn't complain of any noxious fumes.It won't be happening again.

After washing the floors with dish soap, bleach and hot water, I looked at the other side of the soap to make sure it didn't mix with chlorine bleach.We are.I decided to research online because I am here.

To be specific on the dish soap I used, it was Great Value's Ultra Concentrated Dishwashing Soap and I looked at the ingredients.On the bottle, it says it contains anionic and nonionic surfactants.

There is a more extensive list on the internet.

They showed they can make Chloroform gas when mixed with bleach.It will eventually evaporate/evaporate into some less toxic gasses, but it still has another deadly gas, phosgene, which it can turn into.I hope they only used a small amount of these alcohols for this product.

They should probably post the entire ingredient list on the bottle too, since I ended uprinsing the floor by mixing dish soap with bleach.

The mustard gas is harder to make than the cloramine gas.

I add a squirt of bleach to my Dawn bottle for dish washing.I use bleach to clean daycare centers.I have never smelled or experienced a chemical reaction.It doesn't matter how much bleach you use.I started doing this on our farm because we were exposed to a lot of animals.

I don't recommend mixing any type of chemical for any reason.I had an experience with ammonia and bleach mixed and I would never use it in my washing machine.The problem with mixing bleach and ammonia without knowing it is that you are making a chemical reaction with two chemicals that are not supposed to be mixed at all.If you already made the chemical reaction inside your washer and in your clothes now those two chemicals that have come together now could be making a slowly burning skin rash every single day for months on end and you don't know it, what can happen?I burned myself mixing a mold killer with ammonia carbonate in there and when I was done soaking the clothes, I forgot that I had used that in the washer and added bleach every day I went to work.

Outside, please, mix some dish soap with some bleach.See what happens.There are warnings on labels.

Don't listen to her, she is telling you to mix 2 chemicals with water, a recipe for disaster, always make sure you are working with a sink full of water before adding your chemical solutions.

Thanks for the information.Very helpful.There are other reasons not to mix Dawn with bleach.The bleach will change the chemical composition of the cleaner, making the mix less effective.Things get clean when I use less cleaner than specified.Simple is better for me.

The water is still sudsy and you can see the results on your dishes.

The only dish soap that is safe for use on wildlife, and the only one with a patented base, is Dawn.The symptoms of organ failure can be caused by bleach mixed with urine.

I have been using homemade laundry detergent with Dawn for a while and have no problems with it.The concentration of bleach is high because it is a small load of white items.The items came out bright and white despite the fumes.

This should not be a problem if you have a bleach dispensers.Before the bleach is added, the soap is washed.

Some of the people that I have witnessed as an ER nurse are dead.Ammonia mixes with chlorine in bleach to make nerve gas.I have tried to save the lives of these poor people.It can cause chemical pnuemonia, which causes the normal air exchange in the lungs to not exchange normally, and can lead to death.Those with a pulmonary disease such as COPD or asthma are more likely to have it.Do not mix bleach with laundry detergent for which it is intended.

3.Chloroform is defined asubbing alcohol with bleach...There are 16 common product combinations that you should never mix.

Dawn Dish Soap is a product of P&G...Alkyl Dimethyl Amine Oxide [Ammonia] is a type of alcohol...The video is titled "UltraDawnMSDS" and it is available at

I wouldn't use dish liquid with bleach.We have problems with mice because we live in front of a field.My husband pulled out the stove when my daughter saw it, which had not been done since we moved in over two years ago.My daughter made a sink of soapy water with Dawn dish liquid because of the gunk on the stove.The fumes were forced into the air by the sprayer and she was standing directly over the sink.She had trouble breathing and was burning her nose and eyes.She had blisters on her eyes after she had a nose bleed.She was only exposed for a short time.It only took a trip to the ER and a shot, but it could have been a lot worse.You were unharmed with your experiment, but I would not recommend doing it again.

I use bleach to wash my dishes and clothes, but I add ammonia to my dish soap to make it stronger, and I have never had a problem with it.

There are a few people who are very sensitive to chemicals or those with a condition that we want to keep our chemical made solutions out of.

Check this out,alkyl-dimethyl-amine-oxide-1 appears to be in some bleach.

Don't forget that fumes can be noxious and have no smell.Think of carbon monoxide.The method for testing the solution is not safe and I don't recommend it for future experiments.

Wow.I have never seen bleach and Dawn before.I have been using that combo for years to clean my patio.The straight up willy nilly hose is in hand method.I use a light brush after soaking for a few minutes and adding water from a quick hose spray.If this message is of any help, I have never encountered dizziness or noxious fumes, so I better not do that anymore.I am over the top for testing the theory because I'm outside but still compared to the soap ratio.The only thing that works on the winter gook and dirt in the northeast is a concrete patio cleaner.

Why don't you use something that works?Companies send people to make comments against anything that works as good or better than the cleaning products they sell, they will anything from "it's dangerous" to random death incidences, and we have been using my recipes from my great grand parents.

You explained some of the reasons for using Dawn ingredients.Is ammonia a bad chemical or a hazardous one?Many off the shelf cleaners are full of bad chemicals, but I am not sure about ammonia.What are your thoughts?

The strong smell of ammonia can cause irritation to the eyes, nose and lungs.It can be very dangerous if a child or pet accidentally ingests it.Many people prefer not to keep it around the house.I don't think ammonia is effective for homemade cleaners or laundry solutions, but I do think that people like to use it, so I always try to make things without it.

If you make a home-made cleanser with dis soap and water, make sure it doesn't have ammonia because it will ruin the stone surface.HuGZ.

I wondered if I could use 1/2 cup of bleach in a large load.It would be a safe amount of water and soap in a small load.Thank you for the bleach update, it's working well for me.I like your posts.

A stoichiometric equation can be used to calculate noxious gas.The amount of poisonous fumes is significant.The weight of soap, bleach, and poison is the same.Basically.I'm too lazy to find out, but I am interested in it.

The weights of the ingredients in the detergent would not be included since H2O provides the H2).

I found this no grate liquid version after making my detergent.It would be nice to have a liquid handy when I run out of powder, so I made a 1/2 gal of liquid and added 2 ounces of my powder.I did not know about the do not add bleach statement when I added bleach to a load of towels.I stuck my head in for a quick smell and no strong odors because they both cleaned very well.I will continue to use the liquid as a backup when I run out of the powder.Thank you for posting.

I have used bleach with my homemade Dawn laundry soap, but I am not aware of any problems that I might have.There were no strong odors.I don't use bleach often as my husband cannot be around it, but I plan to use it occasionally as needed until I know not to.I never thought about the bleach/soap concern before, thanks so much for checking it out.

There is a question in the chemistry category.The Dawn Ultra won't stay in the soap when it's mixed with water and powders.It goes to the top.I can shake it, but this is the first time it has happened.I made two bottles and one mixed, but the other didn't.

That one has me scratching my head as well.Maybe that container had something else in it.That is the only thing I can think of...There was a residual ingredient in the mix.

When I added too much borax, this happened to me.I thought I would change the recipe.

I looked up the chemical formula of amines and it's NH2 and the formula for ammonia is NH4.If you add Hydrogen to it, it could form ammonia.

It has been at least 50 years since I had high school and a college chemistry class.

Thanks for your kind words and Kathy, this was a bit of a test for my old brain.

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