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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Dec 05 2018 :  5:41:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have tried homemade dishwasher soap before and never was happy with the results. Today I tried a new recipe and loved it. The dishes came out clean and I used vinegar for the rinse. I couldn't have been happier. I can't wait to try the next project - whatever that will be.

Lori Beck

texdane
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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Dec 05 2018 :  6:54:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lori, what recipe did you use? Could you share?

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4120 Posts

Posted - Dec 06 2018 :  04:14:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, please share your recipe!

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In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. ~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2018 :  5:49:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used 2 parts washing soda, 2 parts borax, one part salt, and one part citric acid ( food grade ). Mix together well and keep in a tightly sealed container. I have mine in used coffee container but it keeps better in a glass jar with a lid.

Lori Beck
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4230 Posts

Posted - Dec 09 2018 :  4:08:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lori, this is good to know because I have never been able to make a good source either. Will have to try and see how it goes. It certainly is cheaper and I already have the washing soda and borax because I make my own laundry detergent.

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Red Tractor Girl
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Dec 09 2018 :  5:41:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So far I have not had any problems with it. The dishes are coming out clean and shiny. I always rinse my dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. I did not have a glass quart jar to put the dishwasher soap in and it gets somewhat hard. I have to work some lose to put in the dishwasher.

Lori Beck
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lovinRchickens
True Blue Farmgirl

2934 Posts

Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
2934 Posts

Posted - Dec 14 2018 :  11:00:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's the recipe I used, I just kept my citric acid in a separate container and added it each load. That's what causes it to clump. My dishwasher went out and don't want another one but that recipe was my go to one.

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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3107 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3107 Posts

Posted - Dec 14 2018 :  11:37:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kelly - I had to chuckle about you not wanting another dishwasher! We have not had one for about a year now... and I'm hoping to get one after Christmas!!! My children have all said they would be happy with a dishwasher as their only Christmas present this year. I guess they are tired of washing dishes, hahaha

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lovinRchickens
True Blue Farmgirl

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Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
2934 Posts

Posted - Dec 14 2018 :  1:59:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love being more simplistic. Today things are ever so pricey and seem so cheaply made to me.

Farmgirl #5111
Farmgirl of the month October 2014
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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Dec 14 2018 :  7:38:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kelly- Thanks for sharing that. I don't use the dishwasher often but once in a while I do. How much citric acid did you use per load?

Lori Beck
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GinghamGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Joyce
PE
Canada
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Posted - Mar 24 2019 :  07:26:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use the same recipe, but after about a week, the glasses get cloudy. I tried using lemon essential oil, but it didnít work. We have well water. Any recipes or ideas out there?

Joyce Hein
Farmgirl Sister #6071
FGOTM April 2016
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