Almost a year ago a coupon came out in the paper for $2.50/1 Electrosol Tabs (we recently just had another one of these). When this coupon first came out I STOCKED up!! We didn’t buy dishwashing detergent for a very LONG time.
But eventually, we ran out and I just couldn’t bring myself to pay even $2 for dishwashing detergent. I just couldn’t. Something about it just seemed wrong! It’s like actually paying money for toothpaste… I just CAN’T do it!
Anyway, I decided to look up online how to make homemade dishwasher detergent. And I was shocked at how easy it is! We even had all of the ingredients here at the house! So I’ve been using this recipe for the past couple of months and it has worked really well for us. The trick is being sure not to put too much in there because it will leave a white film on your dishes (ask me how I know!)
You will need:
A box of 20 Mule Team Borax
A box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
White Distilled Vinegar
Put 1 Tbsp. of Borax and 1 Tbsp. of Washing Soda in the detergent holder. Then fill up the rinse aid section with white vinegar.
And that’s it!! You might need more or less of the ingredients depending on your dishwasher, so just try it out with these measurements and adjust it from there.
What about you guys? Do you make your own dishwasher detergent? What’s your recipe?