Homemade Dishwasher Soap, part 2

Rather than try to update yesterday’s post on how to make dishwasher soap, I decided to create another one based on the comments I’ve received so far.

1. My dishes came out clean and sparkly last night – yea!!

2. If you have tried the powder recipe and you had trouble with cloudy residue, there are three things to try:
* Try adding a few drops of regular liquid dish soap to the powder compartment when you add the powder.
* You could also try cutting back on the amount of soap used (if you’re using 2 TBS, try cutting it back to 1 – 1 1/2 TBS).
* Make sure to use vinegar in the rinse cycle

3. If you need a liquid dishwasher soap, I discovered that you can just dissolve the borax and baking soda in water, and then use a bit more:

1 part baking soda
1 part borax
1 part water
1 drop lemon or orange essential oil per cup of detergent (I’m sure this is optional)

* Mix the ingredients thoroughly and store in a sealable jug.
* Use 2 to 3 TBS per load.

All of this information came from Tipnut.com

Please be sure to share your experience!

One thought on “Homemade Dishwasher Soap, part 2

  1. I will definitely have to give this a try :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    .-= michelle´s last blog post ..THINK BEFORE YOU GO PINK =-.

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