I've been seeing a lot of homemade household cleaners on different blogs lately, but the one that caught my eye was the one for dishwashing detergent.
The brand I normally use is a powder and it begins with a "C". I don't want to name names....
Anyway, the homemade version consists of 1 cup of Borax and 1 cup of baking soda.
Mix it together. Use 1 teaspoon of the mixed powder per load of dishes. That's it!
I am amazed at how much better this works for me. My dishes are truly cleaner. They are so clean that my 19 year old son even commented one day "Why are the dishes coming out cleaner all of a sudden?" Now that to me is amazing when a 19 year old male notices something like that.
I also have been using pure vinegar as a rinsing agent instead of "J-- D--." Again, I don't want to name names. The vinegar is HUGELY cheaper and works just as well.
Now, math is not my strong suit and I am not about to sit and give myself a migraine trying to figure out the cost differences between my former dishwashing detergent and my new concoction, but I know my new stuff is definitely cheaper. But even better than that, it works better!
Just thought I'd pass this on!