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I love this recipe for Homemade Automatic Dishwasher Detergent. It is so simple with only 3 ingredients! The essential oil will provide an additional disinfectant and give it an awesome aroma. I like to use either a citrus oil or Melaleuca oil for this recipe. You can pick up essential oils at most health food stores that are fine for this recipe.
I love to make my own dishwasher detergent because it all natural and non toxic. It is still a product that you need to keep out of children’s hands but it not something you have to be worried about producing toxic chemicals in your home. This is a great product to clean up for cheap. By making your own you will same money!
UPDATE: After you have made this recipe if you add a 1/2 cup white vinegar and mix it up you can put it into empty ice cube trays and make dishwasher tablets!
Automatic Dishwasher Detergent
- 2 cups washing soda
- 2 cups borax
- 25 drops citrus or Melaleuca essential oil
- Supplies: Rubber Gloves Measuring Cup, Mixing Bowl, 32 oz lidded plastic container
Put on gloves. Add washing soda, borax, and oil to bowl, stirring with your hands to mix and eliminate clumps. Transfer powder to plastic container. Use 2 Tbsp detergent per wash.
NON TOXIC CLEANING:
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