Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Dishwasher Soap Recipe

I had previously blogged about a Homemade Dishwasher Soap. And it worked really well. Then I discovered that borax is a main ingredient in Terro.  *pause* Wait...if that's used to kill ants, do I really want it washing my dishes? So I searched the internet for a borax free version and found this.

From "My Healthy Green Family."
So here is the borax-free dishwasher detergent recipe:
  • 1 cup washing soda (old recipe used  baking soda)
  • 1/4 c. citric acid (old recipe said 1/3 c.)
  • 1/4 c. coarse salt (old recipe said 1/3 c.)
  • 10-15 drops of citrus essential oil (Optional.  Orange, grapefruit, or lemon essential oils have great cleaning as well as antibacterial properties.)
  • Homemade citrus vinegar cleaner
Mix first 3 ingredients well in an air tight container. Add essential oil.  Mix again.  Fill your rinse aid compartment with undiluted citrus vinegar cleaner.
Use 1 tsp. detergent for average loads.
Use 1 tbsp. detergent for extra greasy, dirty loads.
UPDATE:  More is not better!  If you are having any build up issues use less! 
And Frugal Omma gives it two thumbs up. Works great! Maybe even better than the old dishwasher soap!

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