“I traded my dreams for crap I can’t even put in the dishwasher”
While I was making my own laundry detergent, I decided to give DIY Dishwasher detergent a try! With a few ingredients and a few minutes, I whipped up a quick batch and made over a jar full!!
(A recipe to turn the powder into dishwasher detergent cubes to follow soon!!)
Find the DIY Laundry Detergent recipes here:
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent:
1 cup Borax
1 cup washing soda
½ cup kosher salt
1 cup Lemishine (found next to the rinse aids in the dishwasher aisle)
Mix everything together and store in a plastic container or jar.
Use 1 Tbsp per load. Use white vinegar as a rinse aid to help reduce water spots. I’ve also added just a drop of Dawn Dish Soap to the detergent compartment for an added boost of cleanliness!!
Note: This recipe will clump. To reduce clumping, add a few tablespoons of rice in a cheese cloth and tie it. Another option is to add a packet of silica gel into the jar (the little packets that say “do not eat” and are found in many products to help keep freshness!)