Sunday, January 1, 2012

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

DIY Dishwasher Detergent:

1 box Borax (4lbs 12 oz)
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda* (3 lbs 7 oz)
4 oz unsweetened lemonade drink mix (like Kool-aid)  (another option would be to use citric acid)
3 cups Epsom Salt
Lemi Shine Rinse Aid 

Mix all ingredients in a large container.  Your best bet is to find something that will keep the moisture out and that will store in the amount of space you have. This is a large recipe. I found a scoop from an old drink mix. If you wish to make this with a friend it makes enough to split. You only use a tablespoon (or possibly two depending on the size of your dishwasher) at a time so it will last for a very long time!
*I found the Super Washing Soda right beside the Borax in my local Dillon’s Store.
Here is a picture of the ingredients I used (minus the Lemi Shine because for some reason I forgot to set it out for the picture! 

No comments:

Dreiling Family Slide Show! Compiled December 2010