So I found a new use for Borax powder: dish detergent. I went a-googling and I found a variety of recipes for homemade dish detergent, yes for use in your dishwasher. The difference between my dish detergent and laundry detergent, you ask? No soap in the dish detergent. That’s right. Equal parts by volume borax powder, baking soda and salt. Two tablespoons per load of dishes and I also started putting white vinegar in the rinse-aid thing. My dishes are coming out clean and the load always smells borax-y fresh. (Maybe that’s the baking soda.) I’m loving it.