Dishwasher Detergent DIY

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Making your own dishwasher detergent is fast and easy, not to mention much cheaper than buying those expensive pods at the store. When you make it at home, your dishes are being washed without chemicals and come out squeaky clean. It only takes a few supplies too. My favorite part is that I can control how it smells with essential oils. It’s fun to switch it up. Here’s what you need to make a citrus scented DIY dishwasher detergent.

Dishwasher Detergent DIY Frugal Easy

Supplies:

How To Make DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Place two cups of washing soda in a large mixing bowl.

Dishwasher Detergent DIY Frugal Easy

Add 2 cups of baking soda and combine well.

Dishwasher Detergent DIY Frugal Easy

Add 15 drops of lemon essential oil.

Dishwashing Detergent DIY Easy Frugal

Add 15 drops of orange essential oil.

Dishwasher Detergent DIY Frugal Easy

Stir until the oil is incorporated well into the powder mixture.

Dishwashing Detergent DIY Easy Frugal

Store your DIY dishwasher detergent in an airtight container.

Dishwasher Detergent DIY Frugal Easy

When ready to use, place 1 tablespoon of the detergent in your dishwasher compartment and set is to wash as you normally would.

For best results, dishes should be pre-rinsed before placing them in the dishwasher, but that is true for all detergents.

Try making it with lavender essential oil too. It’s lovely.

Dishwasher Detergent DIY Frugal Easy

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Yield: 100+ loads

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

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Save money on dishwasher detergent with this great DIY! We love saving you money at HappiestCamper, and this DIY does it while getting your dishes sparkling clean! Stop overpaying for dishwater detergent! Add whatever scents you like for a personal touch!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Instructions

  1. Place two cups of washing soda in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add 2 cups of baking soda and combine well.
  3. Add 15 drops of lemon essential oil.
  4. Add 15 drops of orange essential oil.
  5. Stir until the oil is incorporated well into the powder mixture.
  6.  Store your DIY dishwasher detergent in an airtight container.

Notes

Add whatever scents you like!

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