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Old 09-29-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
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Home made Dishwasher soap?

Anyone ever make your own? Wanna share a recipe?

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Re: Home made Dishwasher soap?

I do. I use about 3/4 cup of baking soda to 1/2 cup of borax (that's for hard water, if you don't have hard water, you use them in 1:1 ratios). I use about a tbls per load. I also filled my rinse agent spot with a mixture of vinegar and lemon eucylpus EO. This part ended up being REALLY important for us. The dishes weren't quite getting clean until I added the vinegar and EO. Once I added them, they do great.
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Re: Home made Dishwasher soap?

do you have to add the EO? Or can you just use vinegar?
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Re: Home made Dishwasher soap?

vinegar will work by itself, but the eo will give it a good smell
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Re: Home made Dishwasher soap?

We actually still had problems before I added the EO. They still weren't getting quite clean, even with the vinegar. So for us, the EO was important.
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Re: Home made Dishwasher soap?

great, now I have to find some EO, do I get it online, or is it carried in stores anywhere...the only thing I have even looked for is tto...and that I did find locally..
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Uh...whats EO???
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Essential oil. TTO might work instead of the lemon eucylpyus.
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You should be able to buy EO at health food stores, pharmacy's, etc
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now I feel dumb thanks lol
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