Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Simple Solution

I just discovered a simple, frugal solution to commercial dishwasher detergent. It comes from my new favorite book. Are you ready?

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
Use one tablespoon Borax & one tablespoon Washing Soda.

That's it. Was that so hard? I was skeptical about trying it at first, but I figured I don't have anything to lose. If it didn't work out, I'd just rewash the load using my purchased detergent. These two same ingredients are used in homemade laundry detergent, so if you make your own, you already have the stuff around. I also put vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser to help with drying {a trick you can use even if you aren't making your own dishwasher detergent} . The dishes were sparkly clean! Now I can mix up a bigger batch & keep in a {reused} glass jar. So, so, simple.


Anna said...

I've actually tried this before and it worked wonders! I was surprised too!!! I also add vinegar to the rinse. Who knew?

Mon said...

My mother-in-law tried this and it's neccessary to use vinegar or you will get build-up on your dishes or maybe it depends how hard your water is. I make my own laundry detergent and it saves us tons of money. I don't have a dishwasher. Is there a dishwashing liquid for doing dishes in the sink that cuts grease?

Peaceful Chaoz said...

So excited to start using this! Thanks!! :0)