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.
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?