Sunday, August 23, 2015

How to make your own Dishwasher Detergent

For those of you who are trying to go the more natural route with your home cleansers, one of the simplest things you can make is your own dishwasher detergent.  You only need four simple ingredients.   Making your own will keep damaging phosphates and sulfates out of the environment.  And as an added bonus, you will save money!

Here's what you do:

1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1/4 cup Salt
1/2  cup Lemon Juice

  1. Mix first three ingredients together in a plastic storage container.
  2. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Put in dishwasher and run as usual.
  4. Adding white vinegar in the rinse aid compartment will soften water and combat film.

That's it!  This stuff works great for me.  I just keep it in a plastic container under the sink.  Scoop it into the detergent compartment of your dishwasher just the same as you would your store bought stuff.  Comments welcome!

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