18 Sep '12, 7pm
How to make DIY Non-Toxic Dish Detergent for 8 Cents a Load
Which of course conveniently leads to the topic of making your very own, non-toxic, fish-friendly dish detergent. As many of you may know, this is not as easy as it sounds. So much can be done in the name of cleaning with vinegar and baking soda, but dishes are a bit trickier and require some extra magic. The majority of DIY dish formulas rely on Borax, but many DIY homemakers are reluctant to use it. Which is why the Borax-free formula below from My Healthy Green Family is a keeper. It uses baking soda, citric acid, course salt, and citrus essential oil. And, it's used in conjunction with another formula for a citrus vinegar cleaner that is a very clever addition. AND, it works out to a mere $0.08 a load!