Monday, August 27, 2007

homemade dishwashing detergent

Yay!!! Finally a recipe that works for homemade dishwasing detergent!! I haven't used my dishwasher in weeks because I refuse to use that store bought chemical loaded up-smells your house like bleach mess and I am too cheap to buy a healthy alternative. So I had been searching online and last night a poster on diaperpin.com ( my favorite cloth site) said she uses equal parts Borax and baking soda with vinegar in the rinse-aid dispenser. I used about 1/2 Tbs of Borax and soda (made sure there were no clumps in it) and put vinegar in the little dispenser. My dishes came out beautifully! Yay!!! I am so excited. I don't mind handwashing at all, but sometimes you have things that you want to make sure they get really clean and santitized...so Yay, I am excited that I have this really easy, cheap, no bleach smell recipe. Sweet!

2 comments:

Jen said...

So what can I use for handwashing that won't be bad for me or the kitties?

Nicole said...

You should try Dr. Bronners or Mrs. Meyers. Both of those are supposed to be good. They have great scents too! You can find them at the health food store.