I found this super simple dishwasher soap recipe when I was blog browsing a week ago. I knew I wanted to try it immediately. What can I say, I am a sucker for homemade, and I love this homemade Laundry detergent, so I thought I would love this, too.
Plus, I had most of the ingredients on hand and a big bonus is that it saves money! Borax, washing soda and sea salt. I always have on these things on hand, so in a pinch if I run out of dishwasher soap, I can always throw this together. Another selling point is it saves money too, about
1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda, 1/4 cup kosher sea salt, two packets of unsweetened lemonade flavor Kool-Aid
Make sure to use unsweetened lemonade Kool-Aid, other flavors will dye your dishwasher.
And Good ole borax is sporting a new look.
Pick out a lidded container to keep the soap in and add your ingredients. I tripled the recipe and used an old cascade container.
Now a true test with a rinse full of dirty dishes.
I purposefully didn’t rinse these off. Dried on food, is the best test!
Add about a tablespoon to each cup of your dishwasher, and use vinegar as your rinse aid. Set your dishwasher to clean as usual.
The results were perfectly clean dishes.
and look Ma, no spots!
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A plastic container with a firmly fitting lid.
(I tripled the recipe and used a empty cascade container.)
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1/4 cup kosher sea salt
Two packets of Unsweetened Lemonade-Flavored Kool-Aid
****Only lemon, other flavors will dye your dishwasher!****
Put all of it in the container and shake it up.
(It tends to get clumpy after sitting but a good shake will loosen it up).
Per load you only need tablespoon or so into each cup of your dishwasher.
Can cause a film on dishes use hot cycle and vinegar as a rinse aid or in the bottom of the dishwasher.