Friday, June 10, 2011

Dish Washing Detergent

You all know that I make my own Laundry Detergent and it saves us a small fortune!  The other day I was thinking I don't need to be buying this expensive dish washing detergent anymore either...not to mention I got it on my hand and burnt my skin.  Have I mentioned we have sensitive skin issues at our house?  

So, I went over to Swagbucks and looked up Homemade dish washing detergent.  Guess what!!  I already have all I need to make my own and you do too if you already use my recipe for  Laundry Detergent!!  

All you need:
1 cup Borax  (found in the laundry detergent aisle)
1 cup Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda - not baking soda.  It's better than baking soda at breaking through grease and grime.  (also found in the laundry detergent aisle)

Sift through any clumps.  Store in a jar or storage container.  keep lid sealed tightly while stored.  Put 1-2 tablespoons in soap dispenser per load.  
For a rinse aid, you can use distilled white vinegar in the rinse compartment.  White vinegar is really good at cleaning glass and cutting through water spots.

And there you have Dish Washing Detergent! (if you already had the borax and washing soda)  You can't beat that!!  I love saving money!!!!  


  1. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. AWESOME!! I knew about the other stuff, but I didn't think about dishwashing detergent. DUH!! I am so excited to go make this and save the money!