DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Are you tired of using expensive dishwasher detergent full of a long list of dangerous chemicals? Try this easy DIY Dishwasher detergent to save money and keep things naturally fresh and clean.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Recipe (Powder)
1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Borax
20 drops Spark Naturals Lemon OR Clove essential oil (or use 10 drops of each)

Combine the baking soda and the borax in a plastic container. Stir in the essential oils.
Store, covered, in a cool dark place.

To use, add 2 to 4 tablespoons homemade dishwasher detergent to your dishwasher's soap compartment.


  1. I tried it and it really works!!! I'm so happy! I'm a big fan of the green cleaning! Can you share more interesting green recipes?