January 27, 2010

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Too


Commercial Detergent

I have been using the following homemade dishwasher detergent, and to my surprise, it has also been a success!
If you buy the bigger bottle of the commercial detergent, it lasts approximately 64 loads, working out to $0.15 per load.
Again, with the homemade detergent, you're looking at about $.06 per load. A significant savings, plus going back to basic cleaning ingredients.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

1/2 Cup Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Borax
1/4 Cup Citric Acid
1/8 Cup Coarse Salt
Stir up well. Use about 1 TB per load.

As well, if you find you have had to use a commercial rinse aid product in your dishwasher, try switching to vinegar.


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