Re: Trying to be green and frugal with hard water...Help!
If you have hard water I would not suggest using homemade det. Natural soap does not work well in hard water. In hard water I find that for us Charlies soap works the best. We add vinegar to our rinse aid dispenser. I am going to give Tropical traditions dishwasher det a try.
For you hair have you tried ACV rinses? Hard water leave mineral build up on your skin and hair. I have never tried no poo. We do have a water softener, with out it our water is has hard as it gets. It was down for a while and natural soaps don't work. Unfortunately the more chemical based products just preform better in hard water.