One of the ways that I save money is by making my own cleaning products (go here for some of the other cleaning products I make). When it comes to dishwasher detergent, I usually stock-up on Electrasol when there is a $2.50 coupon and I am able to get it super cheap or sometimes even FREE combined with a sale. I use this recipe when I run out of Electrasol before the next coupon.
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
•1 Cup Baking Soda
•1 Cup Borax
•1 Cup Water
•2-3 Drops Lemon Essential Oil (optional)
1.Mix baking soda, borax & water until dissolved and then mix in essential oil.
2.Store in a jar or squeeze bottle.
3.Use 2-3 tablespoons per load.
This is one of my favorite books for making Homemade Cleaning Products!
The Naturally Clean Home by Karyn Siegel-Maier
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