Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

As a little disclaimer:  I haven't tried this recipe yet.  I got too lazy a couple of weeks ago and just bought a Costco sized detergent.  In an effort not to spend more money than I needed to this week, I decided just to share it and see how you like it.  I have used these ingredients before in cleaning, so I'm pretty confident that it's a good one.

We are stepping out of the laundry room and into the kitchen today.  Tomorrow, I'll share an all purpose cleaner recipe for the kitchen/bathrooms etc.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Lemishine or citric acid (double for hard water)
1/2 Cup Kosher Salt

Fill rinse agent compartment with white vinegar or lemon juice.

Each batch yields 24 ounces. Make sure to store in a disposable container.   You can double, or triple etc. the batch as desired. 

Fill container with ingredients. Seal with a lid. Shake really well.  Label your container and store.

Each load will only need 1 tbsp of the mixture.

Notes:  I found Lemishine at Fry's. I'm sure Wal Mart carries it as well.  Citric acid is a little harder to find.  If you decide to use citric acid, it will make the detergent clumpy.  Just leave it out and stir it several times for the first day or two.

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1 comment:

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