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      Originally posted by Katrina Hartman on March 23, 2003
      Homemade Dishwashing Powder (was Homemade Dishwasher Liquid — Help)

      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.

      Originally posted by Jen Krausz on March 24, 2003
      Dishwashing Detergent (edited by Mod Squad)

      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 store 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!

      Originally posted by Kitty on April 11, 2003
      Dishwasher Soap Recipe

      I’m new and love this site. I tried the dishwasher recipe of 1 Tablespoon Borax and 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda, and just added 1 Tablespoon of Vinegar and stirred it all together (it will foam up a bit), and poured it into the dishwasher cup. My dishes came out sparkling.

      I have only used it twice, but I’m very happy with it so far.

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