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d.i.y. dishwasher detergent

Last night Dave and I tried out some new dishwasher detergent – homemade!  I found a recipe for the detergent on Pinterest that used Borax and Washing Soda.  We already had a box of each of these from when I made laundry detergent (something I need to make again this weekend).  The recipe calls for equal parts Borax and Washing Soda.  Before we mixed up a giant batch, we wanted to do a test run.  I combined 1T. of Borax and 1T. of Washing Soda and set the dishwasher to go.

The verdict?

The dishes were clean!  Clean dishes, cheaper detergent, no chemicals, and earth-friendly.  Lots of things to like about that!  I’ll definitely mix up a big batch for us to keep on hand.

What have you d.i.y.’ed lately?

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4 thoughts on “d.i.y. dishwasher detergent

  1. So cool! Thanks for sharing this. I am going to ask Steven if he wants to give it a try.

    We have been buying 7th Generation stuff for cleaning our dishes and clothes. This is even better!

    1. Oh! I didn’t answer your question. Steven is very DIY about all house projects. Recently, he installed a new light in the garage.

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