Homemade Dishwasher Detergent - No Borax
While I've made homemade cleansers and washing machine detergent in the past, I was wary of making homemade dishwashing detergent. I envisioned everything coming out dirty or with a sticky residue. Until recently, that is. It was a late night (when most stores were closed), we had a ton of dishes to do, and we were taking an early morning flight.
I quickly did some Googling, but all of the recipes called for borax or washing soda, which we didn't have. I finally found a recipe that called for neither. I was definitely skeptical, but it wound up working like a charm. It's cheap, too!
Here's how to do it:
1/4 teaspoon liquid dish soap (I used Bon Ami, but you can use the brand of your choice)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Dissolve the dish soap and baking soda in a 1/2 cup of warm water, pour into both detergent compartments in the dishwasher.
The dishes came out really well. This is a good recipe to use in a pinch or if you just want to save money and make your own!
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