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Dishwasher Detergent

Learning to make the commercial products you currently buy saves you quite a lot of money, especially over time.  Inline of my life of building my own home store, this recipe will lead you to a more self-reliant life ~ one recipe at a time.

 

Dishwasher Detergent
Author: PrepperPenny
Prep time: 5 mins
Total time: 5 mins
DIY home products saves you a lot of money over time and you get the satisfaction of controlling the ingredients you family comes in contact with.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid (Can substitute with unsweatened lemonade drink mix)
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt (for scrubbing action)
  • * 2 Tbsp Rice (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Simply mix all the ingredients and keep in an airtight container.
  2. Use 1 Tbsp per load
  3. * I found through my own experience that the basic recipe becomes very clumpy and hard. If you add a little bit of rice, it keeps you detergent loose and broken up. It’s such a small amount (only a few kernels get into each load) that it washes right through and saves you a lot of frustration.

 

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