Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Let's Try it Again...

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent-Take Two

Last year, we ventured into
concocting our own dishwasing detergent.
You can find a post about that here.

You gotta figure that new endeavors
are gonna need some tweaking.
Being less than thrilled with the results of that first recipe,
the search was on for a new and improved version.

Here are the ingredients.

Homemade Dishwashing Powder
2 C washing soda
1 C borax
1 C baking soda

Add all ingredients to a container and shake well.
Wouldn't this be a fun project for kids to help with?

Use 2 T per load

***Update-We found it necessary to use 2 oz. of citric acid
in the mix to help with cloudiness,
as we have hard water.
We also use vinegar in the rinse dispenser.

It's all a learning process...

***Update II:  We finally settled on a recipe for these cubes.


  1. I use the home made detergent too,and I love it! Blessings Jane

  2. So you like this recipe more than the first? Good to know.

  3. Hrm... I may have to give this a try. We've been using the detergent we get from Trader Joe's, which is pretty inexpensive, and supposedly environmentally-friendly, but I'm always on the look out for homemade opportunities.

  4. Jane-Good to know!

    Jane-I'll keep ya posted!

    karenish-Love Trader Joe's! Yeah, we're trying to do more ourselves.


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