DIY Dishwasher Powder

We are slowly in the process of converting everything we can in our home to a homemade equivalent. From soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, cleaning spray, beard oil, hair pomade, bath bombs, lip balm, skin balms, you name it. Something new we have tried recently is dishwasher powder – And with two kids under 3 in our home we do a lot of dishes.

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*Update*: I’ve had a couple of questions on whether this is safe to be used with septic systems and the answer is…. Yes! In fact, we have a septic tank / field system ourselves. There has been some controversy about whether powdered detergents are safe… What I can tell you is that some are and some aren’t, but the ingredients in this formulation are totally safe. The powders to avoid are commercially produced ones that contain fillers (like montmorillonite clay) which can damage septic systems.

To be on the safe side, ensure that all of your waste water flows into your septic tank before going to the field and use the hottest water possible to ensure powders dissolve completely.


We are slowly in the process of converting everything we can in our home to a homemade equivalent. From soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, cleaning spray, beard oil, hair pomade, bath bombs, lip balm, skin balms, you name it. Something new we have tried recently is dishwasher powder – And with two kids under 3 in our home we do a lot of dishes. Continue reading “DIY Dishwasher Powder”

DIY Natural Hair Pomade

I would like to say that one day I was reading the back of the jar that Kyle’s styling paste came in and that I was shocked; There were so many unnatural ingredients and he was smearing his head with chemicals everyday. But I can’t because that didn’t happen.

Posted by Bonnie

I would like to say that one day I was reading the back of the jar that Kyle’s styling paste came in and that I was shocked; There were so many unnatural ingredients and he was smearing his head with chemicals everyday. But I can’t because that didn’t happen.

Continue reading “DIY Natural Hair Pomade”