Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Make your own dishwasher soap

I dont have a dishwasher but I have friends who do who may want to try this recipe since dishwasher soap is so expensive.
Dishwasher Detergent ingredients:
1 box Borax (4lbs 12 oz or 76 oz ) (2.15 kg) found in the detergent isle
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (55 oz or 3 lbs 7 oz) found in the detergent isle
24 packages of unsweetened lemonade drink mix, like kool-aid. (**Note: lemonade will stain soap dispenser yellow, another option would be to use citric acid instead of lemonade. You can usually find citric acid in the canning isle )
3 cups Epsom Salt

Lemi Shine rinse aid (this recipe does not work very well without it) You can find Lemi Shine in the dishwasher detergent isle at just about any store. You can also use vinegar as a rinse aid. If your dishes are coming out with spots on them that means you do need a rinse aid.


1 comment:

loves2spin said...

What I want to find is a recipe for soap for washing dishes by hand that really works and is nice. I've tried some things, but not been happy with the result.