Thursday, February 4, 2010

Day 29 - Dishwashing Soap

Our dishwasher sucks. It doesn't clean up to the top rack, and frequently stops draining, so I hate buying dishwasher soap. I found a recipe for homemade dish powder and gave it a try. It did leave a white film on our dishes, but we have really hard water and it was no worse than the regular soap does.

1/2 cup Borax
1/2 cup Washing Soda
1/4 cup coarse salt like pickling salt
1 to 2 T lemonade Kool Aid or store brand (this is for the acid to help with hard water - I end up using 1/4 cup which is about 10 little packets)


  1. I'm grossed out by the fact the kool aid can clean dishes :)

  2. it has to be the lemon koolaid. If that grosses you out I guess I shouldn't tell you the best way to shine really tarnished silver is with Coke.

  3. *fingers in my ears* I can't hear you, I can't hear you!

    hee hee. Actually... I need you to find me some cleaner recipes that don't use borax... are you up for the challenge? :)

    (and I just had to share that the word verification word is "arsing"... giggle)