Where would I be today without Pinterest and all of the wonderful DIY recipes? That’s how I found out about this DIY dishwasher detergent. I have been making my own for almost a year now, and I will never go back to buying regular detergent.
Let me explain why I am hooked…
- It is cheaper than buying a brand of detergent
- Making one batch of this will last for months
- The ingredients are simple. In fact, half of the ingredients are what we used to make the DIY laundry detergent. So you probably still have them on hand!
- There are no “fillers” in this recipe. I’m no scientist, but I think that detergent companies are pumping up their products with fillers so that we need to buy more of it, more often. (In my opinion)
Now let me give you a peek at the ingredients, which can all be found on the detergent aisle except for the kosher salt. (That’s in the spice section of the baking aisle.)
Mix the above ingredients in a bowl, and let it sit on your counter for a few days. Stir it at least once a day while on your counter to avoid clumping. Then simply transfer the detergent in an airtight container. I used an old Tupperware drink container, a Yankee candle jar, and an empty vinegar jug. You could even use a Ziploc bag if you had to.
Oh and you will need one more thing! White vinegar. Every time you run the dish washer, you will need a rinse aid to assist the detergent, and good ol’ white vinegar will do the trick. I fill my small container about 1/2 full and place it in the top rack before starting the dishwasher. It works great and I would love to hear how your DIY Dishwasher Detergent works for you!