1 cup Washing soda or Baking soda (I've seen many recipes that use both so use whatever you have on hand or a combination of the two.) 1 cup Borax (Borax and baking soda/wash are both natural disinfectants and mild abrasives.) 1/4 cup Kosher salt (reduces the effects of hard water) 1/4 cup citric acid (available at brewing places also. Or as an alternative you can use the same amount of Fruit Fresh or two packets of Lemonade-Flavored Kool-Aid, ONLY lemon and ONLY unsweetened!)
I am going to try to dish soap soon: Dish Detergent Steps: Mix together 1 cup of borax, 1 cup of washing soda, and 1 cup of sea salt. Store in an air tight container. Tips: If you want your detergents to have a scent, add a few drops of essential oils For the best results with your dishwasher, put vinegar in the spot where rinse aide should go – your dishes will sparkle!
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