DIY green cleaning – dishwasher detergent

Dishwasher detergent is expensive and filled with who-knows-what. Here is an easy cheap and green alternative:
dishwash
These instructions are based off of these by Lynn Siprelle of The New Homemaker:

Mix the following ingredients in a plastic container with an airtight lid.
1 cup borax
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup citric acid (Unsweetened Lemonade-Flavored Kool-Aid can be used also, but be sure to avoid any other flavours due to their food dye content).
30 drops of citrus essential oil of your choice

Shake it up.

Use 1-2 T per load.

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