Dishwasher Detergent Recipe:
- 1c Arm and Hammer Washing Soda (Click HERE to buy online)
- 1c Borax (Click HERE to buy online)
- 1/2c Citric Acid (Click HERE to buy online)
- 1/2c Kosher Salt (Click HERE to buy online)
- 1/4c Water
- 2 Easy push out ice cube tray (Click HERE to buy online)
Combine the Washing Soda, Borax, Salt and Citric Acid – Mix up really really well… Add in water and mix. It will get fizzy and fluffy, Let rest for about 2 minutes for it to relax. PRESS (yes pack/press in firmly with your fingers) your detergent mixture into your easy push out ice cube tray then scrape off any extra to make them neat… I have tried regular ice cube trays and they didn’t not work well, (Click HERE for the cube trays that I recommend)
Place your filled trays in the fridge for about 1 hour to firm up (refrigeration helps them to dry out more quickly than sitting on your counter since the humidity is lower in your fridge). Once they are firm, pop them out of the trays and keep in a container with a lid. If there are any crumbs or leftover detergent that didn’t fit in your trays, just use in your dishwasher.
Each cube will wash one load of dishes This recipe yields enough detergent to fill 2 easy push out ice cube trays (30 cubes).
Dishwasher Rinse Aid Recipe
Use Distilled White Vinegar as you would any other rinse aid. If you would buy one bottle of jet dry or other rinse aid each month for $5 – one gallon vinegar is only $2 and would last you a whole year – saving you $58/year!
And for anyone with concerns regarding Borax – I’ve researched it and I’m totally fine with using it for cleaning. I love Crunchy Betty’s Post on Borax (Click HERE to read it)