"In our homes, the leading cause of indoor air pollution is (surprise!) the dishwasher. That convenient, labor-saving device is actually the most toxic appliance in your home."
So with that being said, I have been on a mission to find the 'almost' perfect natural dishwasher detergent. I have already gave up my rinsing agent and now using plain ole white vinegar.
I also have been trying to reduce my usage of the dishwasher to every other day. I have also decided, when the dishwasher dies, it will not be getting replaced. I'd rather have the cupboard space.
I had two packets left of the store bought dishwasher brand. I figured this was a good time to make one of the recipes that I found.
I have used one cube and my glasses came out cloudy.
Need to do further research. But, at least, there were no chemicals used.
DIY Dishwasher Cubes
1 c borax
1 c washing soda
1/4 c epson salt
6-8 tbsp lemon juice
-mix powders together
-add lemon juice-just add enough so mixture is moist and sticky (I had to add a bit more) but not wet
-pour into ice cube trays until dry at room temperature. may take several hours
-once they are firm and hard pop them out, and store in a container