Sunday, January 26, 2014

Messy Monday: Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Do you have a dishwasher? Do you hate constantly having to buy detergent for it? Of course those little action-pacs, or whatever they're called, get the job done. But boy, are they expensive! Especially if your house is like mine where you can easily run the dishwasher twice a day. 

•5C. Borax
•3 1/2C. Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
•12pkg. lemonade flavored Kool-Aid
•1 1/2C. Epsom salt

- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. 
- Place in a large airtight container for storage.

To use: Add 1Tbsp. dishwasher detergent to soap dispenser. 

I still use a store bought rinse aid with mine since I've noticed that vinegar just doesn't seem to do a very good job with this detergent.

* This detergent will harden over time. Just scrape off the top & continue to use. 

* This recipe can easily be doubled, just use a whole box of both the Borax & the Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (saves from counting so many C's).

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