I really like the cleaning power of this powder. My dishes come out clean and have no film on them, which is really saying something since I have really hard well water and it is sometimes a challenge to get the mixture right. I use a small scoop (2 TBSP) in my open cup and another 1/2 scoop in my closed container. The kitchen always smells so good when I am running my dishwasher!
Let's get this started so you can start saving money and keeping your home cooler!
Homemade Dishwasher Powder
|4 Parts Washing Soda 2 cups|
|1 part Citric Acid 5# spicy world - 1/2 Cup|
|Dawn Dish soap 44 oz Prime Pantry - 1 Tbsp|
| Tea Tree Oil 15 ML or Lemon Essential Oil - 10 -15
Drops - Optional
1 Re-purposed container with lid - I use a plastic margarine or similar container.
|you will have 28 oz finished product
Measure out your dry products and put in your container.
Mix up to incorporate them. Next add in the dawn and the essential oil. Cut into the dry powder mixing well. Put your lid on and you are ready to wash dishes. NOW I must warn you!! This will get hard clumps and stick together (which drives me insane cause I HAVE to have my dawn and tea tree in there!) Here is how I overcame this.
After sitting several hours or even the next day - open your container and dump the mix into a zip lock bag. This is where having it in a plastic container is so helpful - you can coax it out of there! Close completely removing the air. Take your meat tenderizer on the flat edge and gently tap to get it all loose and powdery again. Dump back into your container ~ NOW you will be good to go! Just as a side note.... when it comes to making my own "fill in the blank" I will NOT be conquered ((wink)). Hope you all enjoy this and now you can have one more recipe to help you in your Sustainable and frugal addiction!
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