Homemade dishwashing powder

Last week I made my own dishwashing powder. I got my inspiration from crafty little gnome and one good thing by Jillee. I’m enjoying making my own products.  Not only is it much cheaper but also much greener. I like removing one more lot of chemicals from my home.

makeyourown_dishwashing_powderThe dishwashing powder:

1/2 cup washing soda (also called soda ash)

1/2 cup baking soda

1 cup borax

1/4 cup unionised salt

1/4 cup citric acid

Mix all the ingredients together in a sealable jar and shake.

Add about 1-2 T to your dishwasher. (I use an old scoop I found I use half a scoop so about 15g).

For clean glasses add vinegar to the liquid compartment.

 

The first time I used this powder I was not impressed with it as my glasses came out spotty. But after that the powder was great now I don’t use anything else. I have no idea why it was funny the first time maybe it was cleaning my dishwasher? Though I cleaned it not long ago so I don’t think that’s it. So who knows. It’s great now and well worth making.  I love that I have no more horrible chemicals in my dishwasher.  Does anyone else make their own dishwashing powder?

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Linked to nourishing treasures, our delightful home, homestead barn hop, your green resource, frugal Tuesday tip,

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