Today was day one of using homemade dishwasher detergent. I was extremely pleased with the results although I make NO promises to be happy with this mixture at any point down the road. Because that's how I roll. Lots of disclaimers. Different dishwashers. Different kinds of water. Different levels of stuck and crusty food - in my case, a lot. But, I can say my dishes were sparkling and I was a happy mama because I didn't have to hand wash a sink full of stinky dishes or run to the store for dishwashing detergent. Amen to that.
2 parts borax*
2 parts washing soda
1 part kosher salt
1. Mix together dry ingredients.
2. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load.
3. Add vinegar to the rinse-aid compartment of your dishwasher.
* Regarding borax, I am well aware the stuff is toxic. However, it is 100% natural and I would rather have a toxic natural product in my house than toxic unnatural products in my house. Obviously, it is contained in a childproof cabinet and containers. Duh.
Anybody use a homemade dishwasher detergent with good results?
Are you going to try this out?