Homemade Dishwasher Soap

Homemade Dishwasher Soap

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Molly 230

"I've found an inexpensive recipe for homemade dishwasher soap that doesn't use any harsh chemicals."
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36 servings yields 2 1/4 cups
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



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  1. Mix all ingredients in a plastic container or zip-lock bag. Use 1 tablespoon each time you run the dishwasher. For an added sparkle to your glasses/dishes add white vinegar to the Rinse Aid compartment.
  2. ***I have city water and a water softener.


Save your money folks and make your own dishwasher detergent! This worked just like any commercial brand I have tried. No streaks, no film, no gunk... just clean and sparkly dishes! My only c...

If you have well water I don't suggest this. Borax has phosphorus in it and when it comes in contact with cool water, immediatly clumps and blocks sewer pipes.

I was getting ready to give this a try, but I took a couple minutes to read about the toxicity of Borax and I'm sure glad I did. It appears that Borax can trigger respiratory issues, can be leth...

I love this! Thanks Molly. Found this recipe quite by accident, now I don't know how I would do with out it. I look at the price of dishwasher soap in the store and scoff at it. I have hard...

This is fantastic. Worked just as well, if not better, than the commercial soaps. The ingredients are most of the same used for the home made laundry detergent, which is very handy. I used citri...

This mixture works great in my dishwasher. No white soapy residue left on the dishes. This is a very inexpensive recipe to make.

Made this last week , and have used it three times . Works just as well , if not better than commercial soap. Can't wait to try white vinegar in the rinse , when the jet dry runs out . Thanks , ...

Have made many batches of this soap and I am impressed on how well it works. I use the vinegar in the rinse as suggested and am pleased with the results.

Didn't work for me. We have well water so maybe that's why it left dishes with a white film?