Once upon a time, I thought there would never be a dishwasher detergent that actually got my dishes clean.
You know…company-is-coming-over -this-is-not-a-drill clean detergent.
However, once I realized it wasn’t the dishwasher’s fault (installing a new dishwasher is a great way of figuring this out for sure), I started the search.
I guess my first clue there was something really wrong was when the smell of it stung my eyes.
No, none of it touched my eye.
I was legit only doing the squeeze thing. From a safe distance. Really.
I switched to “Green” brands thinking this would fix things.
White, filmy nastiness that was embarrassing to get out of the cupboard.
Strong smells still. Rewashing every dish by hand, which you know I don’t like doing.
I was surprised at what I found on ewg.org where they rate products A-F like this:
My new “safe” ones were listed as toxic!
I felt defeated.
In that moment, I heard every person who ever said, “Everything gives you cancer anymore. Just get what works…”
But there was hope!
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Every couple months, I throw this simple recipe together. It’s my favorite by far.
One tablespoon per load does the trick!
Sometimes I like to put an extra 1/2 TBS in the prewash spot.
What you need (each is a link to my favorite, tried and true supplies!):
1 1/2 C Washing Soda
1 C Citric Acid
1/2 C Baking Soda
1/2 C Sea Salt
2 capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner
20 drops NonGMO Grapefruit essential oil
Add all ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
When you add the Household Cleaner, add a small amount at a time and stir quickly.
It will start to foam up, but that’s okay. Keep stirring.
Then, press the mixture into silicone ice trays with lids.
If you’ve never met the power of Thieves, you’ll be amazed at all it can do.
I recently learned that a capful of Thieves Household Cleaner works great in the dishwasher, and it’s true!
That makes 11 toxin-filled bottles I have ditched for this one cleaner!
As you read through the blog, you’re likely learning very fast that Young Living Essential Oils have rocketed our family into toxin-free living.
You can read our family’s testimonial and learn more about how to get started with Young Living, click here.
It doesn’t have to be confusing and frustrating to find a way to conveniently clean your dishes!
You have options, my friend.
Clean, safe, toxin-free options!