I list the ingredients, too, which sound a lot less “natural” than many other things I read, but many of them are explained at EWG or here. I’m not sure if these detergents are really, truly natural and non-toxic, but I am certain they’re loads better than the conventional dishwasher detergent, which can be some of the most caustic cleaning agents you have and most harmful to the environment, too.
Hi Stacy. I used your auto dishwasher soap tonight and got wonderful results. I have one question. Did the dishwasher detergent recipes call for Lemi-Shine Liquid Rinse? or Lemi-Shine Detergent Booster? Thank you.
I found a similar recpie that suggested adding citric acid to the mix to prevent the dinginess on glassware. I have been using this and it seems to work well. I didn’t buy the citric acid, but did get “Lemashine” from Walmart in the same aisle where the other dishwashing detergents are located. For a recpie this size, I used between half to 1 cup of Lemashine. It seems to work just as well as any store-bought brand I’ve tried. The vinegar also helps to keep the dishwasher itself clean too. If your detergent mix clumps, I read somewhere else you can add some dry rice to the mix and it will keep it from clumping. I tried this as well and it worked great, didn’t leave rice on the dishes either…ha ha.
The company claims to provide healthier and safer products, BUT ingredients such as “fragrance” and “preservative” are listed on their automatic dishwasher detergent.
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