I think I've tried EVERY homemade dishwasher detergent recipe known to man. But every single one of them left a film on my glasses and finally I gave up. The good news is that I found out that the dollar store brand (Sun) works just as well as any other store bought I've tried. The even better news is that I finally, after three years of searching, found a home brew that works and is way cheaper. I've found that the homemade detergents work differently in different types of water (hard and soft), but out of all that I've tried, this finally works for me. So experiment with it and let me know if it works for you.
1 Tablespoon of Borax
1 Tablespoon of baking soda (not washing soda from the homemade laundry soap)
Pour into your powder dispenser and close the lid.
Fill your rinse reservoir with distilled white vinegar and then run your washer.
Shiny clean dishes.
AND a bonus because the vinegar cleans out your dishwasher and removes any odors.
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