Make Your Own Dish Detergent and Save Money

Making a home made dishwasher detergent is simple and very cost effective with a lot of benefits for you and your family.

A simple home recipe would be 1 Tablespoon of Borax to 1 Tablespoon of baking soda.  Just combine the two together and add it to your dishwasher’s detergent compartment and it’s ready to go.

This is a great home made mix for getting your dishes clean because both borax and baking soda are both natural disinfectants and mild abrasives which will get rid of your stuck on food and germs. Borax is also a common ingredient in many commercial detergents as well. 

By making your own dishwashing detergent, you will have no harsh chemicals, it is inexpensive to make, it does not emit chlorine gas like other commercial detergents do, it is an effective stain remover, sanitizer and water softener. It is also environmentally friendly because it is phosphate-free!

You can find borax in the laundry aisle but it goes under the name 20 Mule Team.  You can save time and money by mixing up large quantities of the detergent by mixing equal parts and storing it.  Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

There you go, a great way to get your dishes clean and save money. 🙂



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