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    Liquid Dishwasher Detergent

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    TRushforth's Note:

    I searched for a long time and couldn't find a good liquid dishwasher detergent recipe, so I played around and invented this one. It was inspired by the many powdered detergent recipes. It rinses well, but if you have hard water, you might want to use some vinegar in the rinse cycle.

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    • 1 cup baking soda
    • 1 cup borax
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 -3 drops lemon essential oils (optional)


    1. 1
      Mix baking soda, borax, and water until dissolved.
    2. 2
      Store in a jar or a squeeze bottle.
    3. 3
      Use 2-3 tablespoons per load.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 13, 2013

      Based on the other reviews, I added 4 T of TSP to this recipe and it worked great! Much better than the Cascade I've been using! I didn't give any stars since I made a significant change to the recipe. With the TSP I'd give it 5 stars, but I've never made it without.

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    • on January 24, 2009


      I had the same problem "evewitch" had. I tried it several times, but it still left that film on all things plastic and onmy glasses. My plates and cereal bowls came out good though, as well. I do use this same sort of mixture in the laundry and it does work really well for that though.

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    • on November 29, 2008


      My militant, eco-friendly, anti-establishment, anti-packaging self really wanted this to work as well or better than the commercial stuff. However, no matter which setting or cycle I used, it left a film on plastic, nonstick surfaces, and my rough-textured metal silverware and measuring cups. It did much better on my plates and smooth metal, but still left a few spots even with vinegar for rinse aid. (The vinegar works fine with commercial dishwasher detergent.) If all of your dishes and utensils are made of the right materials this might be a good alternative for you. It simply did not work for me.

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    Nutritional Facts for Liquid Dishwasher Detergent

    Serving Size: 1 (35 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3832.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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