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Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 30, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8948430

anyone have recipe for dishwasher soap


Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 29, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #8986759

This is what I use, Works ok.. Will probably go back to commercial after this batch. It really is not all that cheap,and it cleans only so, so.. Nearly have to wash dishes before loading.. Didn't have to do that before.

dishwasher soap - Baking Soda, Borax (all-natural household cleaner, available at many stores in the laundry aisle) Mix together equal parts of each ingredient, store in a labeled container Use just like a commercial powdered detergent, approximately 2 TBS per load.

Works better if you ad twice as much, but that sort of defeats the purpose..
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

January 29, 2012
8:44 PM

Post #8987482

Larkie , I totaly agree with you ..this is also what I found also not doing a very good job ..


Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 30, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #8988056

Dammeron Valley, UT
(Zone 6b)

February 3, 2012
11:14 AM

Post #8993357

I have used the recipe found at
It actually makes a really great booster for the commercial dishwasher tablets, but by itself, not so much. I do love to pour in about a cup of vinegar before I start the load and that helps too. Of course, adding it as a booster increases the cost of your wash, but it isn't all that expensive to make if you can find citric acid in bulk (or use kool-aid).
Norwood, MO

November 9, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9328982

1 bar of natural soap - Mix 1 bar of natural soap with 1/2 cup of borax i make mine a liquid buy adding soap to a 2 quart sauce pan filled with water till mixed, store in a labeled container i add 1/4 cup to a load i use the spot removers that you add to the dishwasher it works great i get my soaps hear old fashion lye soap works great
German Flatts, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2013
8:12 PM

Post #9458659

I learned in a video that someone made, that the soap that you make with hot process the hard parts that stick to the walls of your crockpot make the very best laundry soap, if you save them and don't mix them back in, and assuming you didn't add any colorant.

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