Come make a batch of super deep cleaning dishwasher cubes recipe that is borax free, inexpensive to make and stable to store . While borax is generally a safe cleaning agent, if ingested it can cause some severe reactions. So it’s best not to run the risk of an un-dissolved piece of detergent getting accidentally eaten off of a plate, bowl, or fork.
I love dishwasher tabs. They’re so quick and effective that once I tried them, I couldn’t believe I’d been using loose detergent for so many years. Unfortunately, they’re crazy expensive, and when I looked at the ingredients… well, I had to imagine there was a more eco-friendly recipe out there. After a long trial-and-error search, I think I have found a website with perfect one recipe.
You will need:
• washing soda (usually found in the cleaning or clothes washing aisle)
• baking soda
• citric acid (often found in the canning section)
• kosher salt
• white distilled vinegar
• castile soap
• essential oil (lemon or lavender are popular fragrances)
• ice cube trays
First mix together the dry ingredients in bowl.
Then very slowly add the vinegar. Because of its interaction with the sodas, it will fizz a bit.
Add the castile soap and essential oils to the clumpy mixture.
Mix thoroughly. The mixture will be clumpy, but not a solid mass, and not a liquid.
Pack the mix into the ice cube trays, making sure each one is tightly packed.
Leave the trays on a sunny windowsill for about 24-48 hours.
Pop the cubes out and store them in an air-tight jar.
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