Homemade dishwasher detergent

Things are so hard to find in some places right now. I thought this might be a good time to share my homemade dishwasher detergent recipe!


1 cup borax

1 cup washing soda

1/2 cup kosher/rock salt

citric acid and vinegar (do not add to mixture but needed when washing dishes)

INSTRUCTIONS: mix borax, washing soda, and salt in a jar, shake well, and cap tightly. Shake well before each use. Add a sprinkle of citric acid in the little dishwasher cup along with a teaspoon of this homemade dishwasher detergent. Place a little vinegar in the rinse agent holder. Run your dishwasher cycle as normal.

NOTE: Borax and washing soda are normally located in the laundry detergent aisle; both are packaged in boxes usually. Citric acid is normally found with canning jars and is in a bottle about the size of a big salt/pepper shaker.

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