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Home-made dishwasher powder

July 6, 2010 | Filed under Kitchen hygiene and habits

Have you ever worried about the caustic content of  your store bought dishwasher powder?  Did it occur to you that you could make your own dishwasher powder?   Well, you can and it’s not hard. Try this one …You will need:

1 cup baking soda
1 cup washing soda
¼ cup citric acid
¼ cup salt

Method

  1. Put all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor
  2. Mix on high speed until you have a fine powder
  3. Use 1 tablespoon per wash
  4. Store in a clean dry container.

Because this mixture doesn’t have the harsh ingredients of the commercial stuff, you may find that tea stains don’t come out of cups so easily.  If this happens, then simply try rubbing the inside of the stained cup with salt.

The reason for using the ingredients for this powder is:

Washing soda – cleaning

Baking  soda – abrasive

Salt – whitening agent

Citric acid – grease remover

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