Dishwasher powder is expensive. My recipe here works well, and won't clog up your dishwasher. It's a lot cheaper than shop-bought dishwasher powder, and it is safe for grey water and septic systems.
- 2 cups bicarbonate of soda - from the cleaning aisle of the supermarket
- 1/2 cup sea salt - powdered, not the rock variety
- 1/2 cup citric acid - You'll find this in the baking aisle of your supermarket.
- Place all ingredients into a small glass bowl and mix thoroughly with a metal spoon until completely combined. Make sure you bash out any lumps.
- Label clearly.
- Store in a sealable glass jar. A tablespoon per dishwasher load is sufficient to clean well.
TIP: If you find moisture getting into your dishwasher powder, a few teaspoons of white rice sewn into a little bag, dropped into the dishwasher powder jar, will help suck up the moisture.
Little bags of rice can also be used in this way for other foods and products where moisture contamination is an issue.
White vinegar works beautifully as a rinse aid - read the full post here.
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