I have a great recipe for Homemade Dishwasher Detergent that is so easy to makeyourself.
This recipe not only makes my dishes spotless, but it also helps me to save money too!
I love doing things myself, so I was excited to try making my own powdered dishsoap for the dishwasher.
I wanted to come up with a way to clean that would not only get the job done but also keep my home chemical-free and save money too.
The simplicity of this DIY recipe and the high quality natural ingredients it calls for make it truly the best.
Dishwasher Detergent Ingredients
Washing soda: This is an important part of many homemade cleaning recipes because it is known for being great at getting rid of grease and stains.
Baking soda: Baking soda helps to get rid of bad smells and scrub things gently.
Citric acid: Citric acid can help you clean your dishes better and make them sparkle. Not only does it clean things, but it also keeps things fresh naturally.
Kosher Salt: Kosher salt is a great natural abrasive for getting rid of tough food leftovers because it has a coarse texture.
Essential Oils: Most of the time, I add about 30 drops of essential oils to my mixture.
Lemongrass is my favorite. The nice smell of lemongrass essential oil is added to the mixture, and it also helps to kill bad bacteria.
Bergamot and tea tree oil are two other choices that can help you because they are known to be antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial.
How to Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent without Borax
Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients
In a bowl, mix the kosher salt, baking soda, citric acid, and washing soda.
Step 2: Add in Essential Oils
Add 30 drops of lemongrass essential oil to the mixture to make it smell better and work better.
Stir it well until there are no more lumps and it’s all mixed together.
How to Use and Store Detergent
Put your work in a container that won’t let air in to keep its power.
For an easy way to use the dishwasher, just add 1 tablespoon of your own homemade soap to each load.
Details on essential oils
Before you make your own soap, you can choose from a lot of different essential oils.
You can try out different smells until you find one that suits your preferences.
This recipe calls for Lemongrass essential oil, but you can use bergamot or tea tree oil instead.
This homemade dishwasher soap not only cleans my dishes beautifully, but it also helps me stick to my goal of saving more money.
This recipe uses natural ingredients that are easy to find, which makes it a great choice for people who want to live a more healthy, frugal and eco-friendly life.
More DIY Cleaning Products
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- This Homemade Soft Scrub Cleanser is so easy to make using a few simple ingredients.
- This DIY Garbage Disposal Cleaner is so easy to make and have on hand whenever your sink needs a refresh.
- Making your own DIY Natural Air Freshener is so easy to do that you’ll never want to go back to store bought ones again! Plus this recipe also doubles as an all natural carpet freshener powder too!
DIY Dishwasher Detergent
- 1 cup Washing Soda
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 2 Tbsp Citric Acid
- 1 cup Kosher Salt
- 30 drop essential oils
- Mix the washing soda, baking soda, citric acid, and salt together in a mixing bowl.
- Add 30 drops of essential oil and mix well until there are no clumps.
- Store in an airtight container, and use 1 tablespoon per wash.