So, as you know the whole purpose of my journey here through this blog is to try to find a way to mindfully incorporate holistic all natural remedies and purpose into my life and my families life. I do not want to become OCD (which is impossible for me) over getting everything out of my house that we have been so accustomed to. Everything seems to have some sort of toxin or poison in it. From shampoo, soaps, makeup, tampons and even toilet paper. CRAZY! So my whole purpose here is to find a modern way to live as healthy as possible (in a mindful way) in this day and age.

With that said, I made a bunch of all natural dish washer detergent. Now, keep in mind this is all natural, so that’s a plus. The downside is I do have to pre-rinse and somewhat pre-scrub my dishes; where as before I just threw those nasty suckers right in the machine. A little more arm work vs. no toxins or poisons… I’ll take it!


  • 1 cup all natural baking soda
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1/4 cup citric acid (I got mine here)
  • 15 drops of lemon
  • 15 drops of purification
  • 10 drops of another citrus oil like lime or orange


Mix all the ingredients into a glass bowl and store in a glass air tight container.

To use: Add 1-2 TBSP in your dishwasher.