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DIY Eco-Friendly Dishwasher Soap

Here is a “do it yourself” all natural and eco-friendly recipe to replace that harsh toxic chemically dishwasher soap you may be using right now.

When you think about it… You eat off your plate everyday… You drink out of your cups, and stick cutlery in your mouth. Imagine how much toxicity you are exposed to if your dishes are covered in a chemical residue.

Not only is this recipe the healthier option for yourself and our planet, but it’s actually cheaper for you in the long run!

Ingredients:

1 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup of Arm and Hammer washing soda
½ cup kosher salt
½ cup citric acid

diy dishwasher soapDirections: Mix all the ingredients together and store in a glass jar. To use, just place 1 tablespoon of the powder into the dishwasher for each load. If you want sparkling clean dishes, simply add white vinegar to your rinse aid dispenser.

So what is all this stuff?

Borax: Borax is made up of a 100%  natural mineral called boron, and salt. Boron is an essential trace mineral found in the foods in our diet and plants even need it to grow. Once it is removed from the ground, it is washed, dried, and boxed up for use in cleaning products.

Washing Soda: A natural substance that is made from limestone and salt. You may also know it as sodium carbonate. It is safe and contains no chemicals whatsoever.

Kosher Salt: Just a fancy way to say 100% pure salt. Many use kosher salt in cooking so you know that it is safe for cleaning your dishes.

Citric Acid: Simply extracts from citrus fruits. You can actually use unsweetened lemonade mix if you prefer.

And there you have it! A super easy alternative to replace yet another unnecessary toxic cleaning concoction

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