Our Paleo path has naturally inspired and influenced many choices over the last few months. The most recent bringing some pretty simple replacements for dishwasher detergent and rinse.
Following a recipe for household cleaners at the David Suzuki site, we really only needed two ingredients for the detergent, and vinegar for the rinse. We had picked up some Borax previously, but didn't have any Washing Soda. A quick online search revealed it was pretty easy to make at home; thanks to a post @ Nature's Nurture Blog.
The detergent recipe was pretty simple; equal portions of Borax and Washing Soda that we mixed in a old plastic container. And Washing Soda was nothing more than Baking Soda that had been baked @ 400F for 30 minutes in one of our Pyrex dishes.
That was easy!