Archive for March 25th, 2011

After years, and years of washing dishes by hand and pining for a dishwasher. I finally got one. I am loving it!  But true to form, I looked at the dishwasher detergents at the stores and could not bring myself to buying them.  My thoughts went from cost involved, to chemicals added, to how badly they would clog up my new dishwasher, they ended with “just what will I be putting in the ground I plant and harvest food from?”  The idea of buying detergent was soon nixed and I went into finding a homemade version I knew would be safe and cost saving.   Having given these recipes several tries, I am more then pleased with the results.

Homemade Automatic Dishwasher Detergent

2 cups borax

2 cups baking soda

Combine and use 2 tbsp of mix in dishwasher.

Spotless Dishwasher Rinse

Fill rinse department with straight white vinegar.  Works great and removes odors.


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