Homemade Dishwasher liquid - Help

Homemade Dishwasher liquid - Help

Hi Ladies I hope you can help me. Has anyone tried the recipe at the bottom of the post. I made the formula and it came out great, it looked great, and smelled great. I waited 24hrs before I used it. Well lets just say I was happy in the beginning because my dishes LOOKED clean. Well

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    Hi Ladies
    I hope you can help me. Has anyone tried the recipe
    at the bottom of the post. I made the formula and it
    came out great, it looked great, and smelled great. I
    waited 24hrs before I used it. Well lets just say I
    was happy in the beginning because my dishes LOOKED
    clean. Well when I took a closer look. I noticed
    there was a white pasty residue on most of my dishes. I had
    to rinsed and wipe down almost on my dishes. My
    utensils were not that bad but I did those anyway.
    Would adding a rinse agent like jetdry or plain
    vinegar have worked. Has anyone used this recipe? Also I
    noticed one of my plastic measuring spoons I use for
    powdered herbs was not clean it had powdered herb
    residue left on the spoon. I think I'm going back to
    the store brand or am I giving up to soon. Any
    feedback would be helpful.


    AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING SOAP

    Source: Casey Kellar, author of Natural Cleaning for
    Your Home: 95 Pure and Simple Recipes

    Like Cascade and Sun Light

    Homemade natural formula will safely cut through
    grease and sanitize your dishes as well.

    1/2 C. liquid castile soap
    1/2 C. water
    1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
    3 drops tea tree extract
    1/4 C. white vinegar

    Combine water and liquid Castile soap. Stir and then

    add lemon juice, tea tree extract, and vinegar. Stir
    until blended evenly and store in a squeeze bottle.

    Use 2 tablespoons per wash in a standard-size
    dishwasher.

    NOTE: Do not substitute conventional liquid soap for
    the castile soap unless it is a "low sudsing" soap.
    Regular soaps will produce too many suds and overflow
    the dishwasher.

    From: "gesgesges14" <gesgesges14@yahoo.com>
    Date: Sun Mar 23, 2003 6:59 pm
    Subject: Homemade Dishwasher liquid - Help

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    I also tried making mine and found the same problem so much so that I went back
    to using store bought. I thought perhaps it was because we where on well water.
    Blessings,
    Theresa In Fl,

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    The one I use is not a liquid. My recipe is:

    2 to 1 to 1
    2 cups powdered dishwasher detergent(I use generic usually)
    1 cup borax
    1 cup baking soda
    Mix well and store in an airtight container. I use a coffee scoop to
    measure it into the 2 dispensers and I use straight vinegar in my rinse aid
    dispenser. My dishes look like I use the expensive stuff.
    HTH,
    Katrina

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    ARGH, I would be really mad about that. I also don't take that much time to
    make my dishwasher detergent. I just use the borax and baking soda recipe:
    1Tbsp Borax & 1Tbsp Baking soda. That is all that there is to it. I did
    notice that the first load or two left a little bit of powder on the dishes
    but I put them back through and it cleared up and now you wouldn't know that
    I made the dishwasher detergent unless you either saw me make it or I told
    you. BTW I have only been using it for a couple weeks now and refuse to buy

    store bought anymore.

    Susan

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    I just use 1 Tbsp. each of Washing soda and Borax for
    my dishes when I can't find store-bought stuff really
    cheap. I can't even tell the difference. I haven't
    worked out the cost savings, but I'd guess it's
    cheaper if you can buy the stre bought stuff on sale
    with a doubled or tripled coupon.

    On another list, someone also recommended using 1/2
    teaspoon of dawn or other dishwashing liquid. Only a
    1/2 teaspoon if you don't want a million suds! But she
    swore by that and I've done it, too. That is probably
    the cheapest way, but after about a week I notice the
    white buildup that someone else complained about with
    the MYO. So I only use the dawn for a day or 2 at a
    time and then switch to the store bought or the
    washing soda/borax.

    BTW, when I can get Electrasol tabs for $1.50 or less
    a big box (26 tabs), I break each tab in half. The box
    lasts me twice as long (almost 2 months). With the
    liquid stuff, I just barely cover the bottom of the
    cup instead of filling to the line. I never notice a
    difference. In fact, sometimes I think you get a white
    residue from using too much of the stuff!

    Jen K in PA

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    I tried the recipe for dishwasher detergent that is half washing soda
    and half borax (?). I can't remember exactly, now that I made it.
    Anyhow, after several loads my dishes are really gross looking. Are
    there any other recipes out there, or suggestions? I was thinking
    about getting some jet dry in there, and seeing if that helps. Thanks
    in advance!
    Lindsey

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    I must have been asleep, but where are you good people finding all these
    recipes for homemade laundry detergent and dishwasher detergent? Thank
    you.

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    This was my thought also. I thought I missed an awesome post somewhere. Are you
    just sharing the recipes or is there a site to go to? If you could share the
    recipes again I would really appreciate it.
    Joanie

 

 
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