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Well, since your Deb's Homemade Dishwasher Rinse was so awesome, I knew I had to try this one. We've tried several "green" dishwasher detergents but none of them actually clean the dishes. Some of them smelled so horrible I threw them out without finishing the bottle & one brand I actually returned, it left such a gross film on the dishes. I have none of those complaints with your homemade recipe! I found all the ingredients either in my pantry or right on a shelf in the laundry aisle of my grocery store. I couldn't find my peppermint oil but had many others to choose from so I flipped open an aromatherapy book and saw "Anger - to dispell use ylang-ylang.". I decided to use that one in hopes that the next time we ask our teenage son to unload the dishes he'll do it with a more cheerful attitude. LOL It's one of my favorite scents anyway. So, this was a super easy recipe, super cheap, our dishes look great and the best part of all is that our house smells so beautiful! I wish I could do the math to figure the price per load, but as a basic comparison, I pay over $9 for one bottle of Cascade and all the ingredients for this recipe cost $11.54. I'm guessing I'll get 5 or more batches out of the borax & the A&H washing powder. The cheap stuff (salt & soda) will get 2-3 batches & we'll get at least 2 out of the Fruit Fresh. We just mixed it all in the ziplock bag. Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us, Deb! Any way to save money and use less chemicals in my house is a good thing. :)

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**Tinkerbell** April 18, 2010

I really wanted to love this, but I can't even settle for like. I followed the recipe exactly, and my dishes were absolutely disgusting. I also made the rinse aid to go along with it.....maybe it is my water, but back to Cascade I went.

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smileyone February 05, 2011
Deb's Peppermint Dishwasher Detergent