Friday, November 13, 2009

Stretching Dollars


Have you ever bought a store brand or off brand of dishwasher soap, then realized it wasn't going to work? I'm sure the Sun-Sations brand of dishwasher soap (photo below) works for someone somewhere, but when I put it in my dishwasher the dishes came out spotty and it seemed like some residue was left everywhere.

I have made homemade dishwasher soap before out of baking soda and borax, so I was hoping I could make the Sun-Sations work with the soda and Borax. It couldn't hurt to try.

I dumped all three into a bowl and used a potato masher to mix it up.
I then put into the containers I had (photo above). Pictured below is my "coffee scoop" which is 2 tablespoons and just right for a load of dishes.

Guess what? It worked! The dishes are coming out just fine. I didn't waste the soap, I 'boosted' it and now I have enough to last a few months!

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Baking Soda on Foodista

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