Lisa: We are slowly trying to detoxify our bodies here at home and clean up our home environment. Sophie has started making her own household cleaners. Quite honestly, after reading the ingredients on the bottle of an all-purpose cleaner from Walmart, I was alarmed. Most of the ingredients are actually highly toxic. And we wonder why cancer is on the rise in this country??!! Yikes! Pictured above is Sophie with her latest creation: homemade automatic dishwasher detergent.
Sophie: Making this soap was very easy. I used borax, white vinegar, baking soda, and a few other ingredients. It was a fun project. See my recipe below. Goodbye folks!
Homemade Dishwasher Pods
- 2 cups baking soda
- 2 cups borax
- 1/2 cup coarse salt
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 15-20 drops of lemon essential oil
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon. (The addition of the vinegar will cause a little fizzing, but not much.) Once all the ingredients are well combined, you will notice it actually will start clumping all by itself. Transfer the mixture into a couple of ice cube trays or your favorite silicone mold, and press down until each compartment is hard packed with detergent. Now the hardest part… waiting! These babies need to DRY good and hard before you use them. Put them in a dry, sunny spot (preferably out of sight so you won’t be tempted to mess with them before they’re completely dry) and let them sit for at least 24 hours.