Thursday, October 7, 2010

Soap, Soap & More Soap! Part III (Dishwasher Detergent)

I Always Do Dishes In My Heals!
I was on the phone with my girlfriend, Six, the other day...  Really, I do call her Six.  If I refer to her by her given name, my family has no idea of whom I am speaking.  Anyway, I digress.  When I asked what she was doing, she replied, "Making dish soap."  Really?  Dish soap?  More specifically, she was about to mix a batch of dishwasher detergent.  O.K., now I am intrigued.  After finding out what ingredients she was using, I was grinning from ear to ear.  The ultra cool thing here is that I all ready had the required ingredients on hand.  I use them to make my homemade laundry detergent.  And wouldn't you just know it, we had just used the last of the dishwasher soap the night before.  Experiment time!  Cool!

Team Dishwasher
One load later, I was impressed.


  • 1 Cup Arm&Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • 1 Cup Borax
  • 1 TBSP Regular Dishwashing Soap (optional)

Mix all ingredients and keep in a sealable container.  Use 2 TBSP of detergent per dishwasher load. For an even better, super spot-free rinse, use white vinegar in the rinse-aid reservoir.

Them's some clean dishes!

For around $1, I made enough detergent for 48 dishwasher loads.  Top that Cascade!

1 comment:

  1. Dear me, it looks like you and I have been on a similar page lately. I'm glad to have found your blog.