Dishwasher soap - Baking Soda & Borax (all-natural household cleaner, in the laundry aisle) Mix together equal parts of each. Use just like a commercial powdered detergent, approximately 2 TBS per load. Each load will cost you pennies.
"Homemade carpet powder, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet (fleas, etc!) Another said, I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and my house smells so inviting and homey.
Homemade Fabric Softener Ingredients: 6 cups water 3 cups white vinegar 2 cups hair conditioner Directions: Mix water, vinegar, and hair conditioner in a 1 gallon container; Do not shake it; it will cause foaming.
frugally green: How to Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent 2 cups of Borax 2 cups of Baking Soda 4 small packets of sugar freelemonade Kool-Aid (you can also use 4 tablespoons of citric acid--if you can find it) White Vinegar
Louise's Country Closet: Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Cubes Ingredients: 1 Cup Borax 1 Cup Washing Soda Cup Epsom Salt Lemon Juice Can omit borax if concerned. Mix dry first. Add 4 T. LJ per cup. Wet but not too wet, ice cube trays, set in sun to dry.
Hard Water Stains? Homemade Dishwasher Detergent that works!
Note from Pinner - this really does get the white film off water glasses. I don't know that I'll ever go back to purchasing expensive dishwashing detergent again. -If it gets the white film off, it's worth a try!
Make Your Own: Homemade Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets What You'll Need: cup of vinegar 8 drops tea tree or other essential oil Sealabe container Cotton cloths Directions: Start by cutting your cotton cloths into smaller sections.