If you are like me, and hate paying high prices for dishwasher detergent, you will love this solution. With traditional store bought detergents you can spend upwards of $0.32 per load. This easy and all natural recipe is only $0.07 cents per load and it makes my kitchen smell great!
Since we are on the topic of dish detergents I thought I would share a little tip. My Sister was having a problem with her dishwasher and the repair technician said that the pod type detergents are not good for your dishwasher. The plastic coating often does not dissolve completely and can cause problems. I am not
sure if this is true,although I would rather pay less for my homemade detergent and not have to worry about damaging my washer.
1 1/2 Cups Washing Soda
1 1/2 Cups Borax
15-20 Drops of Essential Oil (Lavender, Lemon etc...)
Mix powders together in a plastic container or glass jar by mixing 1/4 cup of each powder at a time with a few drops of oil so that you can thoroughly mix all of the ingredients. Use two tablespoons of the mixture per load of dishes.