Well there are recipes for making dishwasher detergent with baking soda or washing soda and borax but I find that you get a white film on the dishes. Some buy 1-2 packets of sugar free lemonade mix and add that to help but I still had the film....mainly from hard water. So, others recommend adding vinegar into the jetdry area, but I still get the film. So, I use that as the pre-wash aid and I use Palmolive Eco in the main detergent area. While the palmolive isn't 100% natural it's at least something and doesn't leave the film the natural dishwashing stuff leaves.
My liquid dish soap for washing by hand is liquid castile with a few drops of lemon juice!
at 11:09 AM on Mar. 8, 2011