Its Frugal Friday! This recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent is so stinking frugal, so easy it’s crazy, and you have to try it! It takes about 2 minutes, costs about $0.65 to make, and should last about 100 loads. That’s not even a penny a load! Talk about saving money! Have I convinced you yet? Also, I think it works better that the brand name stuff. This is a great beginners project for someone who wants to make more items homemade and purchase less consumer products.
This is also a much more natural version of dishwasher detergent than many you can find in the store. Cheap and more natural? Sign me up.
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
- 2 cups Borax (I use this kind)
- 2 cups washing soda (I use this kind)
- 4 packets of sugar free lemonade Kool-aid (or you can use citric acid- Like this one)
Mix all ingredients together and keep in some kind of container. It could be a super cute old mason jar like mine 🙂 or just an empty detergent box you have.
To use: Place 1 Tbs in the pre-wash (open cup) and 1 Tbs in the main wash (closed cup).
I found if you put a squirt of Dawn or some other brand in the main wash container it makes your dishes much more sparkly!
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