My latest attempt at a thing I have seen on pinterest has been dishwasher soap. There are so many different options on pinterest for dishwasher soaps from liquid to tablets to powder. I went ahead with the powder for my first go ahead at it. So far I’ve ran the dishwasher twice using the powder I made and I’m noticing that my dishes are coming out looking cleaning, not having so many water spots and the smell of the soap is not nearly as strong as the store bought stuff I was using. It gets very clumpy the first few days so I have just been breaking it apart everytime I go to use it. Gotta love using citric acid and causing a reaction to make everything else clump up…YAY!
1 CUP BORAX
1 CUP WASHING SODA (not baking soda)
1/2 CUP SALT (table salt is fine)
1/2 CUP CITRIC ACID (I used lemishine)
~MIX EVERYTHING VERY WELL, STORE IN AIR TIGHT CONTAINER
~USE 1 TSBP PER DISHWASHER LOAD (MIGHT NEED 2 TBSP IF YOU HAVE HARD WATER. WE HAVE HARD WATER BUT 1 TBSP WORKS FINE)