How to Make a Cheap Homemade Dishwasher Detergent


How to Make a Cheap Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

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Making homemade cleaning detergents is a way to ensure that you are cleaning in an environmentally friendly way. This recipe for homemade dishwashing detergent will not only satisfy your inner urge to go green, it will save you money. The directions are so simple that your entire family can live green while cleaning the dishes.

 Here's what you need to make Dishwasher Detergent and a Rinse Aid:

  •  2 cups of Borax
  •  2 cups of Baking Soda
  •  4 small packets of sugar freelemonade Kool-Aid (you can also use 4 tablespoons of citric acid--if you can find it)
  •  White Vinegar


Mix everything together by either dumping into a big bowl and stirring it really well or dumping it into a container with a lid and shaking it up. You can keep it in your lidded container or re-use your old detergent box.

Use 2 tablespoons per load. (1 tablespoon in the open cup and 1 in the closed locking cup) Pour some White Vinegar into your rinse aid receptacle and your glasses will come out sparkling! (If your dishes end up covered with a white residue, you probably have hard water and need to experiment with the amount of Borax to use.)

This batch of dishwashing soap cost me about 65 cents to make and it will last for about 100 loads of dishes. Takes less than 5min to make! Do your part in saving our environment. Share this recipe with your friends and family.



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how much vinegar do you use?
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Just fill the rinse aid dispenser with the vinager. If you dont have a dispenser then add three tablespoons to each load.

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You can buy citric acid at the EB place "I didn't know if I could post the business name "by the ounce or pound very reasonable prices. I use it to clean my espresso machine and it works great.
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Vinegar works just as well it is citric acid or a good commercial dishwasher cleaner like  Afresh 

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You may want to try Amazon or maybe WalMart.com in the united states. You should be able to order from them and have it shipped to your address. This would be the only thing I would think of to locate baking soda. You don't have to use Baking Soda. Try Vinegar. It works great also!


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