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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Homemade Dishwashing Detergent-SUCCESS!

My mom has recently made her own laundry detergent & it was definitely a success...& I was about to run out of dishwashing detergent, so I thought, "Why not try & make my own?"  Of course I got this recipe off of Pinterest, originally from here.  

I got all the items at Wal Mart for less than 4 dollars each.  NOT too bad if you ask me.  The Borax, Super Washing Soda & Lemi Shine are all on your regular dishwashing detergent aisle.  I found the Kosher salt in the spice aisle.  


2 cups of Borax

2 cups of Washing Soda

2 cups of Lemi Shine
 (I realized this after making it home...I should have bought two bottles to have enough for 2 cups, so brab two!  & the powder kind, not liquid!)

1 cups of Kosher salt

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Leave it out over time & it will start to harden, but continue to stir & break up every couple of hours or so.  I did this for a couple of days & then put it all in a zip lock bag, but plan on getting a glass canister to put it in to go under my sink.

It only takes 1 TBS. per load, but I used two my first time & it was more than enough.

I would definitely say my dishes came out super clean & the glass was even sparkling a bit!  I have TONS of supplies left (besides the Lemi Shine), but I am very happy with how it all turned out!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks SO much for sharing Kati!!! I'll definitely be trying this!!


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