And it’s better for the environment.
What’s not to love.
DIY Dishwasher Detergent
1 box Borax (4lbs 12 oz or 76 oz)-found in the detergent isle-$3.38
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (55oz or 3 lbs 7oz) found in the detergent isle.-$3.24
Citric Acid-usually found in the canning isle. I used Fruit Fresh which is mostly citric acid-$3.58
(the recipe I found online said to use 24 packages of unsweetened lemonade drink mix-like Kool aid, but that just seemed silly to me).
3 cups Epson Salt-~$3
Vinegar as a rinse aid. (the recipe I found on line suggested using Lemi Shine as a rinse aid, also found in the detergent isle. But if Vinegar works why not use it)
Grand total ~$13 for a year supply of detergent. Come on!-what’s not to love about that.
Mix all together. Store in an air tight container. Scoup in as needed per your machine. Fill rinse aid with vinegar. If your dishes are coming out with spots on them that means you do need a rinse aid and might want to try the Lemi Shine. To date vinegar works just fine for us.