I love making my own cleaning supplies. They are simple to do and so cost effective. This Dish Washer detergent takes only 3 ingredients.
1 cup arm and hammer washing soda
1 cup borax
1 cup lemi shine.
I put my dishwasher detergent in a mason jar with the recipe on the front. It's so easy to make more, the recipe is right there.
Make sure and leave this in an open container. The citric acid in the lemi shine works wonders on your dishes but it can make the mixture harden and clump. When I make a new batch I stir it a couple times a day for the first week. Which makes it not harden. I also don't put a lid on the jar. If yours does harden, just break it up and use it.
To use put 1 Tablespoon in the prewash spot and 1 Tablespoon in the wash spot. This recipe will last you a long time.
Make Your Own Dish Washer Detergent
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Published September 9th, 2013 7:00 AM
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Linn Prey on Jul 02, 2016I just use a small amount of commercial dishwasher powder and then top it off with whatever liquid dish detergent I have. Just because the box is marked NEW improved, etc and costs a LOT of money I don't buy it. This combo makes a LOT of suds and cuts the grease in my machine and rinses completely out. I do have one of those newer machines that has 3 washing cycles and 3 rinsing cycles so that gets rid of all the suds. Saves me an arm and leg every month on supplies. I found that anything Cascade etched my clear glasses and ruined my pots and pans that were dishwasher washed.