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DIY Emergency Dishwasher Detergent

Hello friends and welcome to another edition of….

Have you ever gone grocery shopping and managed to come home without the #1 thing you needed??

Right before you are having a big Sunday dinner? Yeah. It happens to the best of us.

DIY Dishwasher Detergent in a pinch,

using what you already have in your kitchen…..

it actually works!!

All you need are a few drops of dishwashing liquid, baking soda and regular table salt.

Add a few drops of your liquid soap to the dishwashing cup, fill about 2/3 of the cup with baking soda, then fill the rest of the cup with salt, close the cup door and run your dishwasher as usual.

I was skeptical that my glassware would be shiny, but was pleasantly surprised at how clear everything came out. I would say the glasses are ALMOST as good as if you use a dishwasher detergent that has an additive to make them sparkly.
The only thing that seemed to have a bit of a filmy residue on it was a black silicone spatula, but otherwise the glasses and dishes were completely clean!

There you go……a quick tip for your Tuesday! Enjoy the day!

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Jane Bernard

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

I've done this before in a pinch and it worked great! Such a great hack :)

Emily Wilson

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

I've made my own dishwasher detergent for about a year, but I use a few other ingredients. This is a good alternative too!

Kris Jarrett

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

This is great because I'm always the one leaving the store without TP and dish and clothes detergent (do you have a DIY TP trick :)

Monica T.

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Love this idea Lisa!

pam {simple details}

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

I'll confess I could have used your QTT several years ago. I had a kitchen overflowing with bubbles, I can't remember exactly what I tried, maybe laundry detergent? Clean floor anyway, haha! :)