Lavender Lemon Powdered Dishwasher Detergent For Hard or Soft Water

For the last year and a half I have been making my homemade dishwasher tablets and using them to clean our dishes in the dishwasher, but one day I decided it was high time that I make a simple powdered dishwasher detergent that was more effective and took less time to create. The first time that I had made a powdered dishwasher detergent (with all the ingredients that you saw in the dishwasher tablets), it turned into one big hard rock after 24 hours of sitting in the container, and I was baffled what else to do besides turning it into the dishwasher tablets. Now after reading some more, I have learned that I didn't need all of those ingredients, to begin with! The fact of the matter is, I was making it much harder than it needed to be. Continue reading “Lavender Lemon Powdered Dishwasher Detergent For Hard or Soft Water”

DIY Dishwasher Tablets For Hard or Soft Water (and homemade Lemishine)

In our old house, I was utilizing castile soap in my dishwasher and always getting fantastic results. I had no clue that the difference in my water softness could make such a huge difference in how well some of my natural cleaning products worked. When we moved into our new home, my first load of dishes came out of the dishwasher covered in a white film. I was beyond disappointed.  At first, I had no idea what had happened, but after doing some reading, I found my problem. If you have really hard water, castile soap will turn the water cloudy, and consequently, will cause your glasses to come out cloudy too. I knew that now I needed to come up with a new dishwashing plan for hard water. Continue reading “DIY Dishwasher Tablets For Hard or Soft Water (and homemade Lemishine)”