August 29, 2011

Green Tip of The Day

Make your own dishwasher detergent. You'll save money, avoid harsh chemicals, and avoid the plastic bottles commercial detergents come in.

Mix the following together in a sealed container:
  • 1 cup borax – available in the cleaning aisle of most grocery and hardware stores
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup citric acid – if you can't find food grade citric acid, you may substitute two unsweetened lemonade packets
For each load (make sure the machine is full each time), put a tablespoon of this mix into the detergent compartment and fill the rinse dispenser with white distilled vinegar.

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