I have been wanting to try this for a while. I ran out of dishwasher detergent this week…it was time! I tried a few different recipes that really didn’t please me. One recipe left a gritty film and one left the glasses very cloudy. I tried a new one today. I found this recipe here…thanks Eco Friendly Family!! After two loads I have declared it a keeper.
Only 4 ingredients it is not only easy but cheap…score!
The ingredients are basic: Baking soda, washing soda, sea salt
and Lemi Shine.
I had never heard of it until I came across this recipe. You find it with the dishwashing rinse additives. I got mine at our local grocery store. It is good to know that Lemi Shine is made of 100% all natural fruit acids and oils and contains no phosphates or fillers.
Mix together: 1 1/2 Cups Washing Soda, 1/2 Cup Baking Soda, 1/2 Cup Sea Salt, 1 1/2 Cup Lemi Shine (it comes in a 12 ounce container so use a full one)
I store mine in the Lemi Shine container because it is easy to pour. It occasionally clumps but it is nothing a few good shakes won’t loosen up.
Use 2 tablespoons per load. Instead of rinse agents, such as Jet Dry, I simply pour white vinegar into the rinse container in my dishwasher.
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