So...since recipes have been lacking I thought I'd share one that I picked up over at Homestead Revival. I tweaked it a bit.
Homemade Dishwasher Soap
1/2 cup Borax
1/2 cup baking soda
3 packets lemon aid
Mix together and keep in an airtight container. Use 1 1/2 tsp. of it for each compartment. Really it works! I use vinegar as my rinse agent so the whole process is even cheaper! Yes there are a few spots here and there, but I'm not Ms. Stewart, so a few spots don't ruin my day. *wink* The lemon aid is in there as the citric acid that helps rinse the Borax off the dishes. Not sure why but it works. You can read more about it over at Amy's site HERE. (The recipe I use is for soft water. You can add kosher salt for hard water...read more about that on the link I just listed.)