Yes, I can already hear you now. TRUST me. Is she crazy? Does homemade soap actually clean? Is it safe? Is it actually cheaper than just going to the store?
Well.....probably, yes, yes, and yes.
Here's the recipe:
2 parts 20 Mule Team Borax
2 parts Baking Soda
1 part Salt
That's it! I usually put some Dawn on top of the pile in the dishwasher,
just because I'm anal and can't believe that something really cleans without actual soap, but I'm sure that's just my doubting, you don't have to do that if you don't want. And if you do, don't put a lot in there, just maybe a few drops, ask me how I figured THAT out, lol. And of course 'cause I'm just a little neurotic, I made a label for my homemade dish detergent:
I know I'm cool. You don't have to tell me, it's OK. The container is actually one I saved from this:
I knew I would use it for something, it's a cool container. I have a secret (well, not secret anymore, lol) obsession with saving cool containers. I love them, and they're free, since all I paid for is the thing inside the container.
Now this homemade dishwasher detergent is not new, and definitely not my recipe, it is one I found on the internet, but I can't find the link right now. Enjoy, and if you have any questions, ask away!