In the past I had tried a powder version of homemade dishwasher detergent as well as some additions to extend the life of your store bought powder detergents, but haven't been truly satisfied with either of these options that I have tried. Then, I recently came across this simple liquid version which I usually have all of the ingredients on hand, but I was out of two of them. My Seventh Generation dishwasher detergent was nearly gone and I was at Target, where they did not have Castile Soap in bulk or tea tree oil, so I opted for the Cascade gel pack trial things since I had a coupon. BIG MISTAKE! Every time I used one of those things I felt like there was a chemical factory in my kitchen. The smell was atrocious to me. I couldn't wait to get more Castile Soap and tea tree oil so that I could try this new recipe.
Earlier this week I made the liquid dishwasher detergent and so far so good. However, this morning I noticed my glasses starting to get that hazy, cloudy look to them. I may just need to refill my rinse aid with vinegar. Otherwise it will be back to Seventh Generation. UPDATE: I added more vinegar to my rinse aid and the glasses came out clear the next morning.
Have you tried any homemade dishwasher detergents that have worked well for you? Please share if you have; I'd love to try it out.
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Liquid Dishwasher Detergent
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 0 min Ready in: 10 min
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