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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent and Scouring Powder

by Jillee
UPDATE: 1/21/2012 (SEE END OF POST) So easy you’ll wonder why you didn’t make this LONG ago! OK….I’m almost embarrassed to post this…because I feel like it’s been done so many times by so many other websites. But, this is the first time I’VE made it…so….there ya go. You get to be my audience. ;-) .....
  • Jenn Claypool

    Aaaaand ... DIY dishwasher powder.

  • Lori Pollard

    Dishwasher soap and scouring powder

  • LeAnn Shultz

    I am a believer that chemicals need to be removed from the home. They are detrimental to our health, especially to children and animals, and contribute to cancer and other diseases. Removing even one chemical from the home is an improvement. Here are more chemical free recipes for your home. Easy to follow instructions for making your own dishwasher detergent, liquid dish detergent and scouring powder.

  • Theresa Ackerman

    Homemade Dishwasher Detergent and Scouring Powdered Dishwasher Detergent/Scouring Powder: * 1 cup Washing soda or Baking soda (I've seen many recipes that use both..so use whatever you have on hand) * 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 or Amazon.com. 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!)

  • Tiffany Gravlee

    Homemade Dishwasher Detergent and Scouring Powder... can't wait to try this. Thought about something like this when I made my laundry detergent... need to try this hopefully

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