Homemade Dishwashing Detergent

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I make my own soap by using 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda and 1/2 cup Borax 20 Mule Team. I use about 2 tablespoons in the dishwasher compartment. I've also added Citric Acid (from either canning products or tang) if needed. To tell if Citric Acid is needed, look at your silverware. If it seem to be a little gray, then check your dishwasher book and it will tell you what to add and how much. My silverware has actually been sparklier with this than the expensive dishwasher tabs.

Homemade Dishwashing Detergent

Use soap flakes in hot water. Add vinegar for tough grease when necessary.

Add Baking Soda for Homemade Dishwashing Detergent

I buy the large box of Dollar General brand dishwasher powder at the local Dollar General. It is $2 and I then mix equal amounts of baking soda and the dishwasher powder. The baking soda is a great extender! By mixing the two, my dishes are extra clean. The dishwashing powder and the baking soda not only makes my dishes sparkle, but also they make my dishwasher smell and look clean. A lot of value for just a couple of bucks!

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