Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dishwasher detergent update

Well I hate to say it, but I guess not all things are meant to be DIY'd. I have officially given up on the dishwasher detergent I made in November. It seemed like a great idea at the time, being on a DIY high from my laundry detergent. I had some trouble with it hardening and that's when I put it in the ice-cube trays to mold it.

Fact is, it didn't clean like I wanted it to. It left my dishes dingy and not completely clean. I had to rewash things and my cups had rings. I am sure they were "Clean" but they weren't clean enough for me. So I broke down and bought store detergent.

I am all about keeping it real, so I thought I should let you know. If you made the dishwasher detergent from my tutorial, what do you think of it?

On the topic of household cleaning agents, I still LOVE my laundry soap! It cleans really well, it smells great and it doesn't make me itch, like a lot of store-bought detergents! We still have a TON of it left and I am sure it will last us almost forever.

Have you ever tried something and then 4 months later you realized it was a bad idea? what's your experience with homemade cleaning agents?


  1. Hi! I just discovered your blog and will be stopping by often to see what you're up to.
    I make my laundry detergent too and love it. I also tried dishwasher soap. I had the same issues with the dishwasher soap that you did. What a disappointment that it doesn't work. I'm still on the lookout for one that will work. If I find one, I'll be sure to let you know.