Eco-friendy green alternative to Dishwasher Liquid?

@sedel1027 (17854)
United States
January 8, 2008 9:19am CST
Is there a home made, eco-friendly alternative to store bought dishwasher liquid/soap? I have switched over our laundry detergent to a non-toxic, biodegradable formula and would like to do the same for our dishwasher. I currently use Electrasol which is the only thing that I have found that works well in our dishwasher.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Jan 08
We have a few environmentally friendly washing & dishwashing products available in Australia. Partly because there are some areas that have envirocycle sewage systems, & these allow only the use of eco-friendly products. I think some are called EarthCare I am not aware of any dishwasher formula that is biodegradable in our state, which is a pity.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
9 Jan 08
There is one brand of liquid that you can buy here, it is under the Method brand that Target carries. There may be another under Seventh Generation by Whole foods. Do you know of any home recipes for dishwashing liquid/soap. I am trying to cut down on the cost of our home by using some home made and eco friendly choices.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Jan 08
This inexpensive soap does not suds up very much, but it cleans so well! Use with hot water. Do not use it in automatic dishwashers. # 1/4 cup soap flakes # 2 cups hot water # 1/4 cup glycerin # 1/2 teaspoon lemon essential oil 1) In bowl combine soap flakes and water and stir until the soap is dissolved. Cool to luke warm. 2) Stir in the glycerin and the essential oil, leave to cool. AS it cools it will form a loose gel. Stir with a fork and break up the gel and then pour into a narrow-necked bottle. An old shampoo bottle makes an excellent container. 3) To use, squirt 3 teaspoonfuls into hot running water.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
7 Feb 08
That is a good recipe. I a wondering if I could make that in our house. We have love birds and can not use any of the oil burners/warmers (or burn anything scented) because they are really sensitive.
17 May 08
There is a great alternative at : http://www.shaklee.net/brady/product/00288 I've been using it for years
• United States
2 Jan 09
the link that worked for me was http://www.shaklee.net/brady/prodMain