Homemade Borax-Free Dishwasher Detergent with Secret Ingredient! When I get a dishwasher again, this is a must. Living in a house with 6 of us, sans dishwasher has been an experience. Not a good one. We have dishes ALL the time, and I even use paper plates now, 1-2x per day!
Homemade Liquid Dishsoap - 8 cups water, 1 – 4 oz bar of soap (I used Ivory), 2 cups white vinegar, ½ cup Borax, ¼ cup baking soda, ½ cup washing soda, 1 Tbs glycerin (optional), 25-30 drops essential oil or ¼ cup lemon juice
I'll be trying this next for our dishwasher. I was using the borax and washing soap with citric acid, but the dishes aren't coming so clean. Plus it's in liquid form so I'm hoping it doesn't leave a residue on the dishes.