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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

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.