Dishwasher detergent gets expensive, especially as your family grows and you run your dishwasher more often. The average cost of one load’s store-brand detergent is 16 cents. Get that figure down to 4 cents a load with this simple recipe:
Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of Borax (often listed as 20-Mule Team Borax). Pour this mixture into the powder detergent holder in your dishwasher – don’t worry if it overflows the holder a little bit.
BONUS: This combination is fume-free and non-toxic!
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