Trade in those tiny candly-like capsules for this cheap, homemade dishwasher detergent.
Dishes, silverware and glassware come out shiny and clean thanks to this simple three-ingredient powder containing antibacterial grapefruit essential oil.
Prep: 4 min.
Yield: 32 oz. (enough for 32 loads)
- Rubber gloves
- Measuring cup
- Mixing bowl
- 32-oz. lidded plastic container
- 2 cups washing soda
- 2 cups borax
- 25 drops grapefruit essential oil
Put on gloves. Add washing soda, borax and oil to bowl, stirring with your hands to mix and eliminate clumps. Transfer powder to plastic container. Use 2 Tbsp. detergent per wash. You also can add 1 tsp. vinegar, if desired, to the rinse cycle to prevent spots on silverware and glasses.