Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Homemade Dish Washing Detergent
My sister in green and I have been in search of a dish washing detergent (liquid, powder, gel I don't care) that we could make ourselves and would really work. So far I've had no luck until I ran across this little recipe with citric acid.
Oh citric acid. I just love that stuff. It's wonderful fizzy power just makes me warm inside thinking about it. So I had to give this a try.
Well, by golly it worked. My dishes came out looking great, just as if I had used a store brand, full of chemical detergent. :)
Here's the recipe for any and all who may be interested.
Homemade Dish Washing Powder
1 cup Borax
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup Baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
3 TBS grated soap (Castle/Dr. Bonner's soap is preferred. If you can't find that get Ivory soap)
20 drops of essential oil (optional)
Mix it all together, use up to 2 TBS max for each load. Keep in mind, that the detergent you buy at a store has a filler in it so that it doesn't clump so you don't have to fill up to the fill line in your dishwasher.)
Store in a glass container and if it gets clumpy and starts sticking to the sides, just scrap it off and use it.