How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent – 4 Simple Recipes

Store-bought tablets are really practical. Simply putting one in the small compartment inside the dishwasher and pressing the start button saves us time and effort but this practice is questionable when it comes to its healthy and eco-friendly attributes. It’s why some prefer to make their own dishwasher detergent. The next four recipes show you how to make that.

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A very simple recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent requires you to combine two cups of borax with two cups of baking soda and four packets of lemon kool-aid or half a cup of citric acid. Mix all these things together. Put the mixture in a container and use two tablespoons per load. Put it in the dishwasher compartment just like you would do with a store-bought tablet. {found on bargainbriana}.

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The same recipe is also offered on Ablossominglife. The suggestion here is to put one tablespoon of this mixture in the pre-wash compartment and another one in the main wash compartment. The recipe is simple and doesn’t require you to use vinegar which would make the dishes smell pretty bad.

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Another great recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent is offered on bitzngiggles. This time it includes a cup of baking soda, a cup of washing soda, a cup of epsom salt, 1/3 cup of Lemi shine and 15 to 20 drops of lemon essential oil if you want your dishes to smell fresh. Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir. Use the mixture to fill the compartment in the dishwasher completely.

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You can also make liquid-gel dishwasher detergent. Mix three tablespoons of liquid soap, three cups of warm water and a cup of baking sofa. Put all these ingredients in a jar and shake vigorously. Use one or two tablespoons of this mixture per load. You can also put a tablespoon in the pre-wash compartment if you want. {found on overthrowmartha}.