Make Your Own

Having a one income family is tough sometimes, I try to do all I can to save us money with pretty much everything, one thing I have tried that I just didn’t like how it turned out was homemade dishwasher tablets.

I was looking forward to making them and seeing how wonderfully they worked I was sure they would be great but, I was disappointed.  They did for the most part leave my dishes clean if I had something that wasn’t soaked immediately it wouldn’t do such a great job on it though, and it’s easy to forget to soak dishes but with these tablets I had to rinse them and make sure there was no food residue at all in order for them to be cleaned but they still didn’t leave the nice shiny look that the store-bought dish tablets give that I love for my dishes to have.

Needless to say, I haven’t been impressed by them and I gave them a good two months to impress me, but knowing that even if I have to spend a little bit more but not have to worry that my dishes are going to come out spotless every time no matter if I soak them or not is just worth it to me.

I’ve been searching around for other one’s that may impress me more but haven’t found anything yet so for now I’ll have to pay more 😦 but, in case any of you would like to try it out for yourself, here’s the recipe I tried out for myself:  2 cups borax, 2 cups washing soda, 1/2 cup epsom salt, and enough lemon juice to make them combine together really well.  Not to wet but not dry enough to crumble.  Use 2 Tablespoons per tablet, I just layed them out on a cookie sheet to dry and then used a recycled container to store them.  Sorry there are no pictures to go with this it completely slipped my mind at the time.

If you do try them let me know if you like how they clean or not.  What other make your own things you would like for me to try out and let you know if they worked or not?  What make your own successes or failures have you had?  Comment below to let me know.

-Sarah

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