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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
Prep Time
10 mins
harden time (for Tabs)
1 d
 

Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent to use something a little more natural, be more self-reliant and it’s less money to make!

Course: Cleaning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cleaning, dishwasher, diy
: Karrie
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Washing Soda cleaner
  • 1 cup Baking Soda cuts out grease
  • 3 packages unsweetened lemonade drink mix (added cleaning power, antibacterial and smells awesome)
  • 1 cup of Kosher Salt reduces hard water build up - you might be able to reduce this amount if you have soft water
  • 1 cup Water
Instructions
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. If you are using this as a dry powder: Omit the water. Then pour all dry ingredients into an airtight container. Consider adding in a bag of uncooked rice in a clean cloth to help keep the dry mixture from clumping. Add one tablespoon of dry powder mix to your dishwasher dispenser. Also use vinegar or jet-dry in your rinse dispenser too.
  3. If you are making tabs: Add water, wait for fizzing to stop (about 1-2 minutes). Then add your mixture to ice cube trays, pressing with your fingers or back of a spoon. Let dry in a warm and sunny spot for 24 hours or till completely dry. Remove and add to an airtight container. Add one tab to the dishwasher dispenser. Also use vinegar or jet-dry in your rinse dispenser too.