I’ve been playing around with a dishwasher detergent recipe for a while now, and finally worked out one that leaves my glasses clear and does not use borax. I am happy to use borax in my laundry detergent, but I feel that using it on my dishes is probably not the best choice.
For some time now I’ve been stuck using uneco-freindly options, mostly. I’ve been using Cascade packs with Lemi-Shine. It was the only thing that cleaned my dished and left my glasses clear from film and yuck. I have been using this DIY recipe with success. It used Lemi-Shine, which is completely safe and eco-friendly. The only thing I wish is that I could buy it in tubs. I simply will not do a load of dishes without it.
Use 2 Tablespoons per load and if you like, vinegar can be added as the rinse agent in the event that you have any cloudiness.
You can find everything you need to make this on Amazon, or even Alice.com.
If you’re new to Lemi-Shine, right now you can head to their site for a sample (no longer active – I’ll update if it comes back up). I swear, this stuff is amazing if you have residue issues, hard water issues, etc!
This has been working wonderfully for me. I hope you try it out and I would love to hear how it works for you!