Monday, January 11, 2010

Homemade Dishwasher Soap

Here is a recipe to try if you like powder dishwasher soap.

In a plastic container with a firmly fitting lid, mix:

1 cup borax (20-Mule-Team Borax, available in any supermarket)

1 cup baking soda

1/4 cup salt

1/4 cup citric acid OR use two packets of Lemonade-Flavored Kool-Aid (ONLY lemon, or you'll dye your dishwasher!) and ONLY unsweetened Kool-Aid

Mix well and store in a plastic or glass container with a lid. Use about 1 TBS per load.

Use white vinegar in the rinse agent compartment to prevent residue.


If you like liquid dishwashing soap, try this one:

1 part borax

1 part baking soda

1 part water

1 drop lemon oil or essential oil per cup of detergent.

Store in a sealable jug and use 2 TBS per load.

Again, everything I read says to make sure and use vinegar as the rinse agent.

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