Thursday, 17 March 2011

Going natural: Dishwashing powder

I tried some home made dishwasher powder (recipe below) but it just didn't get the dishes as clean as I wanted. I stuck it out and used most of the jar but then ended up buying more Cascade tablets from Costco.

Any suggestions?

Unsuccessful Dishwasher detergent

1 Cup Borax

1 Cup Baking Soda

1/2 Cup Kosher Salt

1/2 Cup Citric Acid

Put all ingredients into a container with a tight fitting lid, and shake up! Use about 1 TB per load. Pour some white vinegar into the "rinse aid" compartment of your dishwasher. This will help to keep your dishes...especially plastic...from having a "cloudy" look!

1 comment:

Julie said...

How about this one? You'd probably still need the vinegar rinse. Personally I'd be cautious of the borax near food, it can be an irritant and is somewhat toxic.