Sorry it too me so long to post this.
I have always been loyal to Cascade but lately, even with an rinsing agent, it's been leaving my dishes covered in a white film. Even though they are clean, they're not clean. The only way I could get rid of this film was to fill the sink with a water/vinegar solution and let them soak then rub them down with a dish rag and rinse. That's a lot of work to get clean dishes! So I scoured pinterest and found several different recipes which were all pretty much the same thing. Then after a goof at the grocery store where I grabbed baking soda instead of washing soda, I ended up with a detergent that leaves my dishes sparkling clean!
I want to add that I did add Jet Dry to my rinse aid dispenser. I don't know how this will work without a rinse agent! Also, the original recipes I saw called for washing soda. If you make the same mistake I did and grab baking soda but REALLY want washing soda, don't stress! You don't need to run back to the store. Just sprinkle your baking soda onto a shallow baking pan, like a cookie sheet, and bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Now you have washing soda! Seriously! It's that easy!
Here's what you'll need
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Kosher Salt
1/2 Cup Citric Acid (found in the canning section with all the Mason Jars)
Just mix it all together and add to your dishwashers soap dispenser.
The critic acid will cause clumping! So just pull out you container of newly made soap and stir it up with a fork twice a day for a couple days. It will be fine!
So that's it!