Homemade Automatic Dish Washing Detergent

So here is the recipe for Automatic dish washing detergent.

  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup citric acid

Shake thoroughly or stir and store in tightly covered jar. Use one tablespoon per load. For best results add white vinegar to the rinse dispenser.

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All of the above items can be found in your local grocery store. This recipe cleans; cuts grease and yet gentle enough for fine china.

Source: http://ecomaidsofla.com/blog/2009/11/15/diy-dishwashing-detergent/

By ecogirl91304 from Los Angeles, CA

December 22, 20090 found this helpful

Where do you buy citric acid?

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July 19, 20110 found this helpful

How about lemon juice instead of citric acid?

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Mix 3 tablespoons borax and 3 tablespoons baking soda. Fill both containers in automatic dishwasher. This will clean your dishes cheaper and better than any store bought dish detergent.

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By BarwickJ from Ottumwa, IA

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Homemade Automatic Dish Washing Detergent

My soap container in my dishwasher wouldn't hold 6 tablespoons of anything. Is that 3 tablespoons of borax and 3 tablespoons of baking soda for ONE load? (12/24/2005)

By Paula in ga.

Homemade Automatic Dish Washing Detergent

Baking soda is very abrasive, which is why it is often used as a cleanser and tooth powder. It will etch your glassware over time. It might be a cheap solution in the short run, but having to replace your glasses or have them look cloudy is not worth it in the long run, IMO. (12/28/2005)

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