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Homemade dishwasher detergent

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I've been experimenting making my own dishwasher detergent that is safe, actually cleans my dishes and doesn't a yucky white film on all my dishes.  I finally found a combo of 2:1 washing soda and borax that works, but unfortunately all of my recycled glass plates have a thick white film on them that just won't come off.  I've tried washing them by hand and I've even tried running them through the dishwasher with the grocery store detergent I have left and they're are still filmy.  The only way I get can it to budge at all is to scratch it with my finger nail.  Does anyone know how to get the film off?? 

post #2 of 7

Maybe try vinegar?  Good luck!

post #3 of 7

scouring pad? if your fingernail works, that should probably do the trick...

post #4 of 7

 Greetings!  I just made some dishwasher detergent (1/2 borax & 1/2 washing soda).  I'll keep you posted on how it works.

 

post #5 of 7

add citrus acid to the mix to take off the film, the vinegar will also help as a rinse agent to reduce film, but the citrus acid will take care of it entirly.

 

try this recipe:

 

1 cup borax
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid (found in bulk at nutrition store)

Mix and then grind to fine powder.  Use vinegar as a rinse agent. This will get the dishes clean and leave no film.

post #6 of 7

 Thanks for the tip about citric acid - without it the dishes were clean but filmy.  I just started making my own washing detergent that I love.  SOOOOOOO much cheaper than the Shaklee stuff I was buying.  Don't get me wrong, the Shaklee stuff was great but a little pricey.

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glad to help ;-)

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Originally Posted by kellyteach:

 Thanks for the tip about citric acid - without it the dishes were clean but filmy.  I just started making my own washing detergent that I love.  SOOOOOOO much cheaper than the Shaklee stuff I was buying.  Don't get me wrong, the Shaklee stuff was great but a little pricey.


 

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