Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

In my effort to cut costs everywhere I can, and to be as all natural as possible on our families budget, I decided to stop buying store bought dish detergent and see if I could replicate it for minimal cost and still get great results.

This at all natural homemade dishwasher detergent uses only 3 ingredients, which I keep on hand and only takes a few minutes to whip up.

Using equal parts of the two main ingredients, I can make as much or as little as I need.

My favorite part, each load only costs pennies!

My dishes even seem to be cleaner than when I previously used a store bought detergent.

A cheap way to achieve sparkling results? Yes, please!4 Sons 'R' Us: Homemade Dish Detergent in a ziplocking bag on a brown background

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

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Ingredients

  • borax
  • washing soda
  • lemon flavored kool aid packet optional

Instructions

  • Mix equal parts borax and washing soda together. Make sure it’s equal parts.
  • If using, add in kool aid packet.
  • Stir until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Transfer detergent into a storage container.
  • Use 2 tbsp per load.

Notes

The kool aid packet is just for scent purposes, and without it the detergent will still clean just as well.
I couldn’t ask for, and haven’t found, an easier all-natural recipe for dish detergent and for only pennies per load!
*For best results, rinse dishes thoroughly before loading them into the dishwasher. This isn’t an issue for me since my husband is a stickler about rinsing dishes pre-wash. Also, to avoid an streaks try using a rinse aid. If needed, I use plain white distilled vinegar as an all natural rinse aid.

4 Sons 'R' Us: Homemade Dish Detergent in a ziplocked bag with name and directions for use written on it

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