I've used the simplest possible recipe, with the best results. No artificial fragrance, and no phosphates. I'm all for low-tox products, it's safer to work with around family, and environmentally friendly.
This home-made dishwasher powder works out way cheaper in the long-run, compared to any store-bought detergent. Dishes, pots and drinking glasses are sparkly like no other. Just having these simple ingredients in your kitchen pantry ensures you can throw this together in a 'sparkle'!
Here's what you'll need.
1 cup baking soda
1 cup Lectric washing soda (or sodium carbonate - usually in the cleaning aisle of your supermarket)
1/4 cup table salt
1/4 cup citric acid (usually in the baking aisle of your supermarket)
a few drops of Tea Tree essential oil
Even though sodium carbonate is a 'natural' compound, it is a caustic product. Take caution with use.