Homemade Automatic Dishwasher Soap for Pennies
(Yuba City, CA)
I got tired of buying expensive dishwasher soap, and the bargain brands just didn't work for me in my old dishwasher.
So, I did some research online, and found a handful of homemade recipes. I tried out all of them, and found one that worked better than the rest. It does a great job getting my dishes clean, cuts grease, and doesn't leave streaks.
Best of all, it's easy to make and literally costs pennies per load:
Dry Homemade Dishwasher Soap
1 cup Borax
1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
1/2 cup Kosher salt
5 packets unsweetend lemonaid drink mix (it's the ascorbic acid that you're after)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Store in a tight container. Use only 1 Tbsp per load. (This is super concentrated, there are no fillers.)
Finally, fill your rinse aid receptacle with white vinegar to get that super clean shine on your glasses.
About the Author
Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.