Mix 1 cup of borax, 1 cup of baking soda, ½ cup of kosher salt, and ¼ cup of unsweetened lemonade-flavored Kool-Aid (for a dose of citric acid) in an airtight container, and shake. Add 1 tablespoon per load to get dishes shiny.
Foaming hand wash
The secret is in the pump—not the soap—so never throw out an empty foam dispenser. Refill it with 1 tablespoon of liquid soap or dishwashing liquid and top it off with water.