Friday, April 23, 2010
Make your own Dishwashing Detergent!
My friend, Claire, over at Mummy Deals, made a vlog showing how to make your own dishwashing detergent. I wanted to share this, because part of the complaint in meal planning, as opposed to eating out, is that you have to do the dishes afterward. :0) Here is a super cheap way to make dishwashing detergent. Check out Mummy Deals' post if you are interested in viewing her vlog, where you can watch her make the detergent.
1 cup borax
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Kosher salt (Alisha here: I have also heard of using sugar-free lemon flavored kool-aid)
Vinegar for the rinse cycle
Borax: $2.50 for 76 oz. Cost per batch: $.26 for 8oz
Baking Soda: $.50 for 16oz. Cost per batch: $.25 for 8 oz
Kosher salt: $1.20 for 16oz. Cost per batch $.30 for 4oz
Vinegar: $.99 for gallon. Need tablespoon. Cost approx $.05
Final Cost to make: $.86
Cost per oz. = $.04
(Thank you Mummy Deals!)