Tuesday, June 21, 2011

And now for dishwasher soap

Last week, I made laundry detergent, which has worked fantastically. Today, when I went to grocery store, I took great pride in not having to buy ridiculously priced detergent. I was maybe even kind of snooty about it, which I probably shouldn't be proud of but am.

I got even snootier when I picked up the ingredients for my dishwasher soap. I'm trying it out now, but I have high hopes for it.

You will need:

  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1 cup lemi-shine
  • 1/2 cup coarse kosher salt
Mix all together and store in a closed container. You only need one tbsp per dish load. Pretty fantastic, eh?!

(Ignore the oxi-clean in the photo, please.)

EDIT: As you can see in the photo above, I stored my mixture in a tin can. DO NOT DO THIS! Something in the metal activates something in the mixture and turns it rock hard. I remade this, stored it in a mason jar, and found it works great!


  1. Natalie,
    I now swear by your laundry detergent. How did this work out?

  2. It works great...as long as you store it in a non-metal container. The first go around, I put it in a tin, and that somehow activated something in the ingredients and made it rock hard. I remade it and store it in a big mason jar. Works like a charm!