This is my favorite DIY by far. It works great and it is better for our oceans. It prevents both hypertrophication (see on Wikipedia, or on The Botanical Review, 2005) and keeps the pipes of your dishwasher unclogged!
The powder consist of a mixture of baking soda and salt, and then the rinse aid is just some white vinegar. It works because if there is some remaining in the dishwasher pipes then the vinegar will react and dissolve it.
Besides the vinegar as rinse agent will remove any product leftover. It works great for other cleaning products. For example, sometimes when using no natural cleaning products some products remain in the hands leaving them slippery. The solution is to wash them with vinegar to remove it!
- 2/3 cup Baking Soda
- 1/3 cup Salt fine grain
- Castille Soap or any other liquid handwash soap
- White vinegar
- In a bottle or container mix the baking soda with the fine salt.
- To use: pour 3 drops of soap in the dishwasher dispenser, where you would normally put a tablet.
- Add the powdered mix to fill. Usually 2 tablespoons.
- In the rinse aid compartment pour the vinegar.
- Wash in a normal cycle.
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