Saturday, April 30, 2011

DIY (Do it your self) Dishwashing detergent

You can find many online recipes for dishwasher detergent, some suite soft water and others suit hard water. But this recipe works for both to get clean dishes and sparkling glasses. You only need to increase the amount of washing soda a bit if you're using hard water. You might buy ingredients of the same price as the ready detergent you buy, but you'll get double the amount so you're saving about 50% "Not bad" besides you'll get free of commercial advertisements for products, and you'll get green friendly products. Have fun

The recipe is

1 cup Borax (Boric acid salt; such as: sodium borate)
1 cup Soda ash "Washing soda"
1/2 a cup kosher salt
                                 1/2 a cup of citric acid "You need to add a whole cup for hard water"
You can prepare your own washing soda by baking baking soda at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Flatten baking soda in a baking tray lined with baking paper.

 Mix all the powders together and use  tbsp for every load. For rinzing, use white vinegar or lemon juice.

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