Homemade Lemon Dishwasher Soap

Homemade Lemon Dishwasher Soap

I’ve been making soaps for a few years and still have not come across a recipe for dishwashers that would not leave a white residue  on the dishes. I found this one and decided to share.. included link for added benefit/promotion!

Not sure what I’m going to post for the Raising Homemakers post that I’m scheduled for on Saturday, but I’ll come up with something.
So…since recipes have been lacking I thought I’d share one that I picked up over at Homestead Revival.  I tweaked it a bit.

Homemade Lemon Dishwasher Soap
1/2 cup Borax 1/2 cup baking soda 3 packets lemon aid
Mix together and keep in an airtight container.  Use 1 1/2 tsp. of it for each compartment.  Really it works!  I use vinegar as my rinse agent so the whole process is even cheaper!  Yes there are a few spots here and there, but I’m not Ms. Stewart, so a few spots don’t ruin my day.  *wink*  The lemon aid is in there as the citric acid that helps rinse the Borax off the dishes.  Not sure why but it works.  You can read more about it over at Amy’s site HERE.  (The recipe I use is for soft water.  You can add kosher salt for hard water. Excerpt from Old House Kitchen
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