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  • in reply to: Homemade dry dishwasher detergent in a jar #450100

    @Coriander 425391 wrote:

    I am wondering if this leaves a film on the dishes? Using the “Dishwasher Sauce” left a film.

    What you can also do beside Lemi-Shine is put vinegar in the raise compartment. I keep hearing about using lemon juice in there instead but have not tried it myself.

    It really depends on the stain which is how I depend which method would work the best. I use hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to get protein based stains out, for example: poo (my youngest is in cloth daipers), blood and killing mold (if needed). I raise it out by turning the clothing inside out to get as much off as possible with cold water. Then I put H2O2 deirtly on the stain and let it sit for awhile, then wash it in cold in the washer.

    I have also use Borax to help boost my laundry soap by adding a little in and it seems to work great. Another thing is I have these clean empty gallon glass jars with lids and I will fill them with borax and water and put the clothes in them and shake it a couple thing over the next few hours and wash like normal and this has worked out excellent for me and my family.

    I have this chart printed out and it’s up on the wall in the laundry room. I refer to it all the time.
    Natural Stain Treatment Reference Sheet with Printable

    I also look at them website for help.
    Stain Removal Chart | Clean Living | American Cleaning Institute

    in reply to: Homemade dry dishwasher detergent in a jar #450090

    If you have hard water, that would leave behind film on your dishes. This is where LemiShine helps.

    in reply to: Homemade Carpet Cleaner & Deodorizer #449880

    I have actually used my homemade laundry soap as a carpet cleaner and deodorizer and I have never seen carpet so clean or smell so good.

    in reply to: Homemade dry dishwasher detergent in a jar #449879

    Lemi Shine (sorry, I misspelled it) is found in the dishwasher detergent location of a store or online. It’s for people who have hard water for their tap water. It for removing hard water minerals in the main wash cycle of your dishwasher since normal detergent isn’t made for hard water usually.

    I have attached a link to the item so you’ll know what it is I’m talking about.

    in reply to: Homemade dry dishwasher detergent in a jar #449652

    I make my own dry dishwasher detergent. I do a 1:2:2 ratio of LemonShine, Borax, and Washing Soda. The LemonShine isn’t needed unless you (or the person you are giving it to) have hard water.

    If you (or they) don’t have hard water, a 1:1 ratio of Washing Soda and Borax works well too, at least for my family it does. It only uses about a tablespoon for each load.

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