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Friday, June 14, 2013

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Since we have loved our homemade goat's milk soap laundry detergent so much, I decided to try some homemade dishwasher detergent. I scoured the web for recipes, and settled on trying this easy, common one:

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Citric Acid
1/2 Cup Canning Salt

Mix all ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. Add 1 Tablespoon per load.

I had most of the ingredients already since we keep them on hand for making laundry detergent. There was even a canister of the Citric Acid in the cupboard left over from cheese making last summer (Citric Acid can be found in the canning section of most stores), so the only thing I had to buy was the canning salt.

Various sites suggested adding three drops of liquid dish soap on the door prior to starting the load, as well as some vinegar to the rinse cycle.  The dishwasher is running as I type with the first trial run - can't wait to see the results!


Cathy said...

Hopefully I don't burst your bubble, but we've tried making our own in the past too. I'm pretty sure that our recipe was fairly similar (if not the same as yours) and we did add the dawn and vinegar as well. Even so, after awhile we found that we always had a film on our dishes and they looked cloudy and unclean. At that point I we switched to Cascade Packs. Hoping you have better results than we did!

OurCrazyFarm said...

I was afraid of that, Cathy. We'll give it a trial run and see what happens.