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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Clean dishes to the rescue

This will almost make you want to do a load of dishes friends!  Well, maybe not.  The last few weeks I have been using my homemade dishwasher detergent and LOVE IT.  I wanted a recipe that was simple, easy, cheap, and of course, effective.  Here it is:

1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup food grade citric acid, found at breweries (I subbed Lemishine)
1/2 cup Kosher Salt (for scrubbing action)

The original recipe called for 1/2 cup citric acid and advised if you have hard water to increase it to 1 full cup.  I have been pleased with this because we do.

Use 1 TBSP per load.  Then to top it off, fill your rinse aid dispenser with white distilled vinegar. 

Now for the ugly part, it does tend to clump so make sure you put it in an airtight container and maybe put in a few moisture control packets that are in your vitamins or new shoes (who knows the name of those buggers?).

The next best thing to dishes washing themselves.

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