Welcome back to 31 Days to Building a Cleaning Routine!
Day 17: Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
I found this great homemade dishwasher detergent recipe from Young House Love. I had most of the ingredients on hand anyway (since I had bought Borax for making my own Laundry Detergent).
You will need:
- 2 c. borax
- 2 c. baking soda
- 4 little packages of unsweetened lemon Kool-Aid (or generic)
Mix together and store. You can substitute ½ c. of citric acid for the Kool-Aid but it’s harder to find.
Doesn’t look too interesting when mixed together:
Well, I wasn’t too impressed. Some dishes came out sparkling and others didn’t. I’ve not been to happy with recent results in my dishwasher anyway, so I’m thinking I need to cycle some vinegar through my dishwasher to clean it up. Also, it might have been placement of some dishes. I don’t know.
So, I’m going to clean my dishwasher out, then try another load and let you know how it goes!!
What have you used for dishwasher detergent?