"Making your own dishwasher detergent is easy. Plus, there’s no hidden additives or toxic chemicals in these four simple ingredients."
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Start with one cup of borax and one cup of washing soda. These two natural cleaning powerhouses are sure to get the job done.
Add a half cup of coarse salt. For an all-natural detergent, be sure to choose a salt with no extra additives. The abrasive nature of coarse salt removes hard-to-get food from your dishes.
Mix these ingredients together in a bowl and store in a glass container. Use one tablespoon in your dishwasher detergent compartment and one in the pre-wash area.
The borax, washing soda, and salt are sure to remove food and clean your dishes, but this all-natural dishwasher detergent wouldn’t be complete without citric acid.
Citric acid removes mineral deposits, scale build-up, and hard water stains. Citric acid crystals, sometimes called sour salt, can be found in the canning or spice section in stores or online.
Citric acid is best kept in its own container, as it can cause the mixture to clump. Use ½ teaspoon per load in the detergent compartment.