Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Cubes

dishwasherdetergentcubeslouisescountrycloset

Ingredients:
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Washing Soda
1/4 Cup Epsom Salt
Lemon Juice
It’s no secret that I love making things from
scratch if I can. That goes for food, cleaners,
toothpaste, laundry soap.. just about anything.
We were recently having a lot of trouble finding
a good dishwasher detergent that got our dishes
clean because nothing else was working. We actually
had to wash things by hand – but then, what’s the
point in having a dishwasher right??
I set out to find my own way to make some and
I had a few duds before coming across this one.
I tweaked it a tiny bit to fit what I was looking
for and this makes a great little cube for washing!
dishwasherdetergentlouisescountrycloset
First I started by mixing all the powders together.
I made sure they get mixed up good because I wanted
it evenly spread through all the cubes I’m going to
be making. If you’re not sure about the Borax, just
eliminate that from the recipe, it won’t harm it at
all.
When everything was mixed I put a cup of the powder
into a separate bowl and then poured in a little bit
of lemon juice. For one cup of powder I used 4
tablespoons of lemon juice. You don’t want it to be
dry but you don’t want it soaking wet either. 4
tablespoons made it a little wet and sticky which
is exactly what I wanted.
louisescountryclosetdishwasherdetergentpowder
The lemon juice will foam when it hits the powder.
I mixed it all in and got it a little sticky. When
I was finished with that, I started to add it to
the ice cube trays. I put in a little and patted it
down, then when I ran out I did another cup to mix
with the lemon juice.
louisescountryclosethomemadedishwasherdetergentingredients
Now when I was all done, I set the cubes up on the
window sill in the kitchen so that it would get a
lot of sun and therefore dry quicker. Letting it
sit overnight made it nice and hard and when I woke
up in the morning I was able to flip the trays over
and knock the cubs out.
dishwasherdetergentcubesfinishedlouisescountrycloset
Ta-Da  !! Works wonders in the dishwasher!.
Another new thing to make myself that I can add to my list.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *