It's a basic recipe:
- 1 cup borax
- 1 cup washing soda
They're both powders so just combine them in a tub and use 2-3 tbs per load.
So I googled and found that maybe I was missing some key ingredients! Wahoo, I'm not a DIY detergent failure after all! So this time I mixed up:
- used vinegar as the rinse aid.
What am I doing wrong that this detergent isn't working for me? I've googled more and found that:
a. I could be using too much detergent each load
b. I may need to clean the spray heads inside the dishwasher - with CLR or a ton of vinegar
c. I perhaps need to use 1 drop of regular soap (or Dr. Bronner's) with each load
I'm testing more theories and web testimonials on other DIY detergents. I want to do this since it's better for the environment to not dump harsh chemicals into our water supplies and it's better for our home to not be around so many chemicals. Plus I'm hoping that it saves us money. As Michelle Duggar would say "buy used, save the difference". Okay this isn't used, but homemade. But if the results aren't there then I'm not going to waste my time. I'll stick with couponing for cheap 'good' detergents. More updates soon.