How to Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

For several months, I personally was trying really hard a perfect recipe for my Homemade Dishwasher Detergent (DIY) and have been trying to figure out the perfect ingredients for clean dishes.

For the past few weeks, I have been loading and unloading the Homemade Dishwasher Detergent that I tried on the Dishwasher but of course, I know already that everything is a trial and error until we can figure out the best and perfect Homemade Dishwasher Detergent recipe. It’s no longer a surprise for me if I’ve got a higher water and electric bill next month

How to Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent?

First of all, you need to figure out the best recipe to use that is safe and that can actually clean the dishes well.

You need to have the exact amount of all the ingredients before mixing them all together so that it won’t be wasted.

Sometimes, if we have mistaken some of the ingredients, chances are it will be so bubbly on our dishwashers or takes a lot of time before clean them all.

Other possibilities are that if you are lacking the ingredients, your Homemade Dishwashing Detergent can’t wash at all and has no bubbles and etc…

Actually, you could try to explore the web and find out some of the Homemade Dishwashing Detergent recipes shared by our fellow bloggers.

For a Homemade Dishwasher Detergent recipe sample, click the link next: Homemade Dishwasher Detergent recipe and you could even try this one: Detergent recipe Without borax.

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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent recipe Without borax?

A lot of housewives (usually people who make Homemade dishwasher detergents are housewives and those who are working from Home) have been debating that Borax is not safe for us (humans) and it has been spreading throughout the internet on what to really choose to create a new dishwashers detergent formula.

I have found this online (at and thought to follow this recipe too. I have never done like this without borax before and yes I tried this one and it works for me.

  • Ingredients:

1 Tbsp of Washing Soda

1 Tbsp Kosher Salt (or Sea Salt)

borax replacement or she calls it a secret ingredient –> 1/2 TSP Plant Based dishwashing liquid soap

White vinegar will be placed in another closed compartment

1 Tbsp Undiluted Citrus Enzyme (Optional) – this is just really to make your dishes smell fresh

Or Juice from half of a lemon (optional)

How to use it in our dishwasher?

Follow these tips: Make sure your load the dishes well so that the water can splash them without any hindrances for your bowls, dishes, utensils, glasses and etc.

of course, you have to clean or wipe away first the dirt or leftovers on the plates and etc.. before putting them on your dishwashers.

Make sure all the plates, utensils, forks, spoons and etc. .. are loosely placed in the dishwasher and not so tight so that the detergents will wash them all correctly.

I hope this can also be of big help to you then. I have always tried to look forward also to creating another recipe or if I found online a good recipe too, then I can always share it here.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent or Dishwashing Soap

Saving money, water and electricity is our utmost goal as being a housewife and a housekeeper. Making our own Homemade Dishwasher Soap to be used for our kitchen might be a big help for us.

However, creating a recipe is something that I have not done for myself yet before but now I have already tried it and I also wanted to give you ideas too on what to do.

Tips before making a homemade Dishwasher Detergent or Dishwashing Soap: homemade dishwasher detergent

Be sure to prepare all the necessary ingredients

Of course, you cannot create a homemade Dishwasher Detergent of Dishwashing Soap if you don’t have the necessary ingredients. Buying them at your nearest local store or at the biggest supermarket by the kilo or per gallon depends on what ingredients you are going to buy.

Measure all the necessary ingredients for your homemade dishwasher soap

After you bought them, measure all your ingredients needed to create a soap before mixing them all up.

Homemade dishwasher Soap sample recipe:

What is needed?

  • 2 cups of Borax
  • 2 cups of Washing soda
  • 1 cup Lemi-Shine (you may find it in the detergent aisle)

What to do?

You need to combine all the ingredients (borax, washing soda, lemi-shine)

After that, you need to store it in the airtight container

Then use the 2T white vinegar as your rinse aid…

This recipe may not be as effective as you want for washing your dishes. That depends on your comfort. You may want to find some of the dishwasher recipes (liquid) too.

Making Homemade Dishwasher Detergent or Dishwashing Soap is really interesting thus you can also use these skills to create a business, right?


Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade dishwasher detergent Making your own Homemade dishwasher detergent will not only save you money but also satisfy your inner urge to go green in a more frugal and environment-friendly way.

There are a number of recipes for homemade dishwasher detergent. You can just pick one that is easily available to you and follow certain, also very simple directions.

As with many other do-it-yourself projects, making your own cleaning detergent can be very convenient because you can just use items that are already in your laundry room, or easily bought at the nearest shopping center.

To get you started, here are some of the most common recipes for homemade dishwasher detergent:

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipe 1

1 cup washing or baking soda, or a combination of the two

1 cup Borax (this works as natural disinfectant and mild abrasive)

1/2 cup citric acid

1/2 cup salt (to reduce the effects of hard water)

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipe 2

1/4 cup soap shavings or soap flakes

1-2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar or lemon juice

1 tablespoon glycerin

2 cups water

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipe 3

2 cups vegetable-based castile soap

1 teaspoon Lemishine

1/2  cup white vinegar

3 drops of essential oil of your choice

1/2  cup water

Easy Steps for Making Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

How to Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent July 2020

Depending on the ingredients or recipe you are going to use, the steps for making the Homemade dishwasher detergent are very easy. Just follow the following instruction:

Combine all ingredients in a container.

Stir and mix them thoroughly.

Be sure to store it in an airtight container, or a glass jar.

Put it in a safe location.

That’s fast and easy to make, isn’t it? Now you should try it.

Advantages of homemade dishwasher detergents

Aside from the obvious financial benefits, here are 7 more perks of making your own dishwasher detergent:

It helps promote a creative and independent attitude – after you make your first homemade dishwasher detergent, there’s a very high chance that you’ll get hooked on the do-it-yourself (DIY) mindset. You will be more likely to look for other household cleaning products that you can make at home.

It is environmentally friendly – Every time you buy detergent at stores, you are corrupting mother earth as you contribute, to the piles of non-biodegradable waste all over the world.

By making your own dishwasher product at home, you’ll be cutting off your plastic detergent waste by a significant amount.

It helps you become more self-reliant – if you use all-natural ingredients for your DIY Homemade Dishwasher Detergent, you will no longer be dependent on commercially advertised products.

Plus coming up with all the natural ingredients that you need to use enhances your resourcefulness.

Creating promotes learning – making your own dishwasher detergents is a great and fun way to learn new things and re-learn old ones. Dishwasher detergent-making involves a combination of chemistry, math, and a little bit of art.

They work – commercial advertisements have made us believe that the only cleaning products that will work are those that can be bought in stores, wrapped in colorful packaging.

That’s how great and easy going homemade for your dishwashing detergent. Keep in mind also that vinegar and liquid soap do not usually work well together. But still using the vinegar as a rinse aid is a good way to go.

Feel free to make another batch for future use, or make any amount you’d like. You now have a ready-to-use dishwashing cleaning agent for your home.

The best thing also is that homemade dishwasher detergent exudes much fewer harsh chemicals into the wastewater, which helps a lot in preserving the environment in general.

Advantages of Making Homemade Dishwasher Detergent (Liquid)

I have heard a lot about making homemade Liquid dishwasher detergent instead of buying them at the supermarkets.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

So I tried and I did making one for just one recipe. I already used it for two months now and I do still have plenty here to be used. So I want to share this happiness with you too guys.

Here are some advantages that I discover using this Homemade Dishwasher Detergent (Liquid):

1. Saves a lot of Time. Because instead of going to the supermarkets to buy, you could still do a lot of things in that span of time. It also saves you gasoline/fuel.

2. Saves a lot of Money. Instead of buying those expensive detergents at the Supermarkets weekly, you will save a lot of money by making homemade liquid dishwasher detergent because it will take several months to finish. Remember you spent only little amount of penny on it for the ingredients.

3. Makes you earn Money too.  You can actually sell those homemade liquid dishwasher detergents for just a few dollars and I am sure this is something that you should start making a business too.

So try making this homemade dishwasher detergent now and see it for yourself.

Keep your kitchen clean, organized and germ-free

Our kitchen is the most important in our household. Keeping them safe, clean and germ-free is really important.

We dine in our kitchen which is a special area in the house where we prepare our meals. Keeping them clean and not contaminated by any harmful bacteria is our task.

Below are some of the steps on how to maintain cleanliness in our kitchen:

1. First, prepare your homemade dishwasher detergent.  Wash all the dirty dinnerware in the kitchen sink, chinawares, silverware and etc.. Clean the plates first, spoons and forks, utensils, and pans. Put them away in a dry place.

2. Remove the excess foods hidden behind the sink and wash away the sink and the hokes using the homemade dishwasher detergent. Wipe with a dry rag or kitchen towel. Remember that germs like to hide and grow in moist areas so be sure to keep it all dry.

3. Wipe the wet plates, spoons and forks, and utensils with a clean and dry towel. Be sure it is fully dry. Place the plates and other utensils in a cool dry place like the cabinets to keep them safe from any bacteria and harmful insects.

4. Prepare your homemade detergents, your rag, mop, and water. Mop the kitchen floors with anti-germs detergents and keep them clean and dry. Put away all your cleaning materials in your storage room where they can’t contaminate the kitchen.

5. Be sure to keep the kitchen dry and that everything is placed in their respective storage and rooms.

With these steps and tips and guides, now your kitchen is already safe and germs-free. Be sure you do it after your meals. This would be your daily routine to ensure good health for your family.

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