The Best DIY Dishwasher Soap. You may have used other homemade dishwasher soap in the past that just didn’t work well. Check out the best homemade dishwasher soap.
The dishwasher has to be one of the greatest inventions. Being able to throw everything in there and relax after dinner is wonderful. But dishwashing detergent can be expensive. You may also wonder what’s in it. The good news is you can make dishwasher soap at home. Let’s look at how to make DIY dishwasher soap.
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You won’t believe how simple it is to make DIY dishwasher soap. You don’t need special ingredients. Chances are you have everything in your kitchen. Whether you want to save money or run out of detergent and need some to run your dishwasher, you will love this.
How to make dishwasher soap
With just a few ingredients you will be on your way to DIY dishwasher soap in no time. All you’ll want to do is gather the ingredients list below. If you’d like to make dishwasher tabs, follow the full instructions.
Dishwasher detergent ingredients
- Washing Soda
- Citric Acid
- Epsom Salt
- Essential Oil (optional)
- White Vinegar (use only if you’re going to make tabs)
- Ice cube tray (only if you’re making dishwasher tabs
Time needed: 30 minutes.
DIY Dishwasher Soap
- Combine the washing soda, borax, citric acid, and Epsom salt in a bowl.
Add the 1 cup of washing soda, 1 cup of borax, 1/4 cup of citric acid, and 1/2 cup of Epsom salt to a bowl and with a whisk, whisk thoroughly.
- Add 20 drops of lemon or lavender essential oil
Add the essential oil (if using), thoroughly combine so the essential oil gets spread throughout the entire mixture.
You can stop here if you want dishwasher detergent powder. Follow the next steps if you’d like tabs.
- Add vinegar to spray bottle
Add the white vinegar to the spray bottle and spray about 10 times with a fine mist. You’ll notice bubbling. Continue to mix so the mixture doesn’t get too wet.
- Continue to spray and mix
Until you can gather the mixture and form it into a ball without it falling apart.
- Add the mixture to ice cube trays
Firmly pack the mixture into ice cube trays. Allow the mixture to dry for about 10 minutes to overnight. The longer you allow it to dry the firmer the tabs will be.
1 tab equals 1 load of dishes.
Using your detergent
Making your own dishwasher detergent is so simple and will save you a lot of money. You also know that there aren’t any harsh chemicals being used to wash your dishes.
This DIY dishwasher soap is tough enough to tackle the grime and stuck on food. The baking soda and salt are abrasive enough to clean the dishes.
The next time you run out of dishwasher detergent, try this DIY dishwasher soap. And, if you want to feel better about the cleaners you use, this is definitely a better choice.
Personally I think this is the best recipe for dishwasher detergent. Using the combo of citric acid and vinegar your dishes will come out nice and clean.
No. Liquid dish soap causes too many bubbles and will make a mess and can damage your dishwasher.
Yes, however, you may notice that your dishes don’t come out completely clean. The detergent helps break down the food and wash off the grime.