I have been using the Cascade ActionPacs for quite a while because they seem to work the best. But, as with everything, the price has gone up to ridiculous. As of this writing, Walmart sells a pack of 20 for $3.97, a pack of 32 for $5.97, and a pack of 60 for $10.97. These are the best prices I have found in my area. Anywhere else I could add anywhere from $1.00 to $3.00 to these prices. Not only is it pricey, it is also extremely noxious to the environment.
To make it all you need is three ingredients:
- 1 cup Borax
- 1 cup Baking Soda (Store brand is fine)
- 1 packet of lemonade drink mix (no sugar)
Now for the rinse agent, I never buy the commercial product for this. I just fill the container with plain white vinegar and have always gotten great results.