How to Clean Dishes W/ Own Dishwasher Detergent and Rinse

With Salt, this Detergent batch cost $1.57 to make....so each load cost only 2 cents! Now that's a bargain. πŸ˜„

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How to Clean Dishes W/ Own Dishwasher Detergent and Rinse
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Gather supplies. For hard water or extra scrub..need salt. Vinegar for later.

Gather supplies. For hard water or extra scrub..need salt. Vinegar for later.

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Measure out 2 cups Borax.

Measure out 2 cups Borax.

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Add 2 cups Baking Soda.

Add 2 cups Baking Soda.

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Add 4 packets of Lemonade.

Add 4 packets of Lemonade.

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Be sure it is the small sugar free packets.

Be sure it is the small sugar free packets.

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Why lemonade?  See Citric Acid as first ingredient?  That's what we want.

Why lemonade? See Citric Acid as first ingredient? That's what we want.

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For hard water or "extra strength" formula add salt.

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1/2 cup salt fine textured. Can use table salt or canning salt.

1/2 cup salt fine textured. Can use table salt or canning salt.

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Sift and mix.

Sift and mix.

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Why sift?  You don't have to. But as you can see...πŸ˜‰

Why sift? You don't have to. But as you can see...πŸ˜‰

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Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load. Less is more here!  I'm reusing a scoop I had in a drink mix container that is exactly 2 Tablespoons! β™»

Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load. Less is more here! I'm reusing a scoop I had in a drink mix container that is exactly 2 Tablespoons! β™»

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If your dishwasher starts to show with a white powder on sides or door. You're adding too much. Add only half as much. Clean with vinegar.

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For Rinse Aid...

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You need Vinegar. I reuse a store bought bottle. β™»

You need Vinegar. I reuse a store bought bottle. β™»

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Yep, just pour it in.

Yep, just pour it in.

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Label and its ready!

Label and its ready!

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πŸ˜—πŸ’¨ Dishes to do! Add 1-2 Tablespoons of Homemade Dishwasher Detergent.

πŸ˜—πŸ’¨ Dishes to do! Add 1-2 Tablespoons of Homemade Dishwasher Detergent.

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And Vinegar to the Rinse pod.

And Vinegar to the Rinse pod.

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All ready for Clean Dishes✨ Enjoy!

All ready for Clean Dishes✨ Enjoy!

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