Homemade Dishwasher Powder Detergent Recipes

Looking for homemade dishwasher powder detergent recipes? This post has at least 3 recipes for you to choose from. This post contains affiliate links/ads. See disclosure/privacy policy.

Don’t you just hate spending so much money on dishwasher powder detergent products?

If you consistently buy these, I bet that it would cost you a couple of hundred dollars every year. My family has been there before until we stopped buying them and started making them.

You’ll be surprised to know there are a lot of homemade dishwasher detergent recipes out there.

The more surprising fact is that the ingredients for these recipes are easily found in your house.

Yes, most, if not all, are found in your ingredients. Interesting, right?

Benefits of Homemade Dishwasher Powder Detergent Recipes:

  • You can use natural ingredients, which means you don’t need to be worried of harsh chemicals
  • Inexpensive alternative to commercial dishwasher detergents
  • Effective like those commercial dishwasher detergents
  • and so many more

According to House Logic, Commercial dishwasher detergents cost around 40 cents per load, which is $146 per year if you run your dishwasher everyday. On the other hand, it’s 2 cents per load for homemade dishwasher detergents, which is $7 per year with everyday use.

 

Homemade Dishwasher Powder Detergent Recipes

Are you ready to give these homemade dishwasher powder detergent recipes a try? Hop to the meat of the post and choose the recipe that best suits your needs.

 

 

Dishwasher Detergent Powder Recipe 1 – Borax, Washing Soda, and Citric Acid

You will need four ingredients for this recipe, but they are readily available in your house or are normally found in stores like Walmart and Target.

This recipe uses washing soda than baking soda, which is what most homemade dishwasher detergent recipes have.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp borax
  • 1 tbsp washing soda
  • 1/3 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/3 unsweetened lemonade mix

Instruction:

Mix all the ingredients together. That’s it.

Notes:

Use a tablespoon or two per load of dishes. The lemon will bring in some lemon smell, which is really good. If you want to make a bigger batch of this recipe, make sure you follow the ratio.

 

 

Dishwasher Detergent Recipe 2 – Borax and Baking Soda

  • 1 tbsp Borax
  • 1 tbsp baking soda

Instruction:

Mix all the ingredients together. That’s it.

Notes:

If you have to

If you want to make a bigger batch of this recipe, make sure you follow the ratio. You can also use your ice tray to make cube-size dishwasher detergent.

 

Final thoughts:

So, those are two most popular but so affordable alternatives to your everyday dishwasher detergents. These are chemical-free, natural ingredients that will fit your requirements.

Do you know of any homemade dishwasher powder detergent recipes that are natural and affordable at the same time? Are you going to try any of these two detergent recipes?