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How do you make homemade dishwasher detergent without borax?

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Homemade dishwasher detergent without Borax is easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Use Lemi-Shine or citric acid, Super Washing Soda, baking soda and sea salt. You also need a large bowl, mason jars and a spoon.

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  1. Gather your materials

    Gather your materials, and place them on your work surface.

  2. Combine your ingredients

    Pour 1 1/2 cups of Lemi-Shine or citric acid into your bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups of Super Washing Soda, 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of sea salt to the bowl. Stir the ingredients to combine them thoroughly.

  3. Store the detergent in mason jars

    Pour the detergent into mason jars. Close the lids tightly.

  4. Avoid clumps

    This homemade detergent can clump over time. Avoid clumps by pouring dry rice into a baby's sock. Knot the top of the sock, and place a rice sock in each container of homemade dishwasher detergent. Avoid clumps further by storing the jars in a cool, dark cupboard that is free of moisture.

  5. Wash your dishes

    Load your dishwasher. Add 1 tablespoon of detergent per load. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the detergent before starting the machine's cycle for a fresh smell. Unload the dishwasher, and put your dishes away.

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