Let me start out by saying that I am not, I repeat, I am not the clean one in our relationship. I can mess up a kitchen, bathroom and any other room you need demolishing in a second, but just done ask me to clean it up. My wonderfully amazing hubby gets all the credit for how clean our apartment is.
Anyway, last week he asked me to pick up some automatic dishwashing detergent. We were out. I happened to be running errands that day anyway, so I didn’t see a problem in picking some up.
So, tell me why I completely forgot to pick up the dishwashing detergent? I swear I’m losing my mind sometimes…
Of course, I didn’t realize it until later that night when Scott asked me where I had put the detergent. And since neither one of us wanted to go back out that day, I decided to see if I could find a homemade dishwashing detergent recipe online.
I immediate found three recipes. Two of the recipes had washing soda in them – which is something I had never heard of until this past weekend. The other dishwashing detergent recipe only had two ingredients of which we had.
Homemade Dishwashing Detergent
1 part borax
1 part baking soda
I mixed the ingredients together, threw it in the dishwasher and began praying that we didn’t just mess up all our dishes. I was shocked to see how CLEAN the dishes were when they finally finished. They seemed much cleaner this time around.
I was kind of exciting to run the dishwasher again. This time I loaded the dishwasher (don’t faint… I can be helpful at times… lol). I wanted to see if the dishes would come out clean for me too. Sure enough, they came out clean again.
I was even more excited at the fact that we now knew how to make our own homemade dishwashing detergent. It’s cheaper than buying the store bought stuff and we get control what goes into it.
I’d be interested to find out if any of you have ever make your own homemade dishwashing detergent before. If you have, how did it work out for you? If you haven’t, would you be willing to give it a try?