Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Frugal Cleaning Recipes

No picture with this post, just a wonderful recipe. I hope you all try this recipe as it will save you a ton of money.

Up until about a month ago I was hooked on using the automatic dishwasher tablets. Then I began reading about going "green" with your household cleaners. Not only is this recipe easy on your wallet, it is easy on the environment. I've used it in our automatic dishwasher for over a month and LOVE it.

2 cups washing soda (made by Arm & Hammer, found in the laundry aisle)

1 cup Borax

1 cup baking soda

Mix all together and use just under 1 tablespoon per load of dishes. I put it in the receptacle that closes prior to starting the dishwasher.

In the effort to "go green" I found a canister/glass jar with lid at a garage sale for 25 cents. After I apply an "old" label to it I'll share a photo. ~Ann


  1. I love the idea, seems like I'm always buying dishwasher powder. I'm really going to try this, I'm writing the recipe down as soon as I'm done:0
    Have a great rest of the week!

  2. Hey Ann! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments. I wanted to pop over to your's and get to know you a bit. You have a wonderful blog and I see that you are also quite talented!
    I'm adding you to my blog list, and I hope you won't mind if I come and visit you again and again. Please feel free to come and viist me too.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. I am excited about trying this!
    I make my own laundry this should be a cinch!
    Thank you so much for the recipe!

  4. I am just getting into making my own cleaning recipes..this one sounds very simple and clean..I'am not quite there with the laundry detergent, I am starting off with simple things..Thank you for sharing..Lisa


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann