Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Home Made Dishwasher Detergent

After Katie showed me how easy it was to make the laundry detergent, I decided that I would give dishwasher detergent a go. We were out of the store bought stuff, so I headed off to the grocer to buy what I needed for both (since they're the same thing!).

See the orange Kool-Aid? Yeah, don't use that.
Super easy to do. All you have to do is mix 1 part washing soda with one part borax, and throw in a packet or two of LEMONAID Kool-Aid (for the citric acid). I used orange. Not my best idea ever, but it gets me through.

I also use vinegar as my rinsing aid for super sparkling dishes.

Mix the Borax and Washing Soda together in a air tight container.

Use one TBS in the pre-wash and one TBS in the wash, and use vinegar for a rinse aid for nice, clean dishes at a fraction of the cost!

*note* if you're having a problem with cloudy dishes, try mixing the dish soap with a little water before you put it in the dishwasher and it should be better :)

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