Rinse Aid is an expensive chemical soup. You’ve just got to do a quick google search on the ingredients and then sit back and wonder why we cover our dishes and glassware in this stuff.
We just don’t know any better until we are educated otherwise. We automatically assume that if it’s on the supermarket shelves that it is tested, is safe for us and our families. But that’s not always the case, and in a lot of cases, our everyday grocery items are in some shape or form, toxic.
Here is my hot tip for Low Tox Rinse Aid: VINEGAR
So instead of using commercial rinse aid at $8.95 for 250ml, grab yourself a 2 litre bottle of white vinegar for $2.99 a bottle. You can find it in the laundry isle. Don’t buy the edible stuff unless you’re planning on eating it – The cleaning vinegar is fine for the dishwasher.
NOTE – Don’t put the vinegar in the rinse aid compartment. The vinegar may damage the rubber seals while it’s sitting in there for extended periods. Instead, place in a small cup or short glass on the top rack of the dishwasher.
It will be filled with water when the cycle is done but it can just be poured into the bottom of the dishwasher or down the sink to discard. I normally just chuck it in the bottom of the dishwasher – Gone!
Vinegar does a fantastic job of bringing your dishes and glasses up without water marks, I have been using it for years and couldn’t be happier with the low tox and low budget outcome.
Let me know how vinegar goes for you. If you’re using another method, then let me know that too! I’d be super keen to hear from you.
Love n stuff,
Asti Mary x