DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Upon browsing the web, I came across this really simple idea for do it yourself dishwasher detergent.  Nowadays, dishwashing fluid can be extremely pricey, so we might actually give this a go in the near future to save a few bucks.  There are a ton of DIY dishwasher detergent recipes out there, but this is the one that we have liked the best and use on a weekly basis.  This particular DIY mixture and photograph is brought to us by TheEcoFriendlyFamily.com, who provides green living advice in a practical manner. We will provide you with the pertinent information to make your own dishwasher detergent, but definitely view their site for more detailed information.

What you will need that you should be able to get at any grocery store:

  • Lemi-Shine
  • Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
  • Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
  • Sea Salt
  • Optional:  Vinegar if the dishes are coming out cloudy

View the post from TheEcoFriendlyFamily.com for detailed information including specific ingredient  quantities and more photos, but it’s pretty simple – mix the “ingredients” together and you have your dishwashing fluid.

Our suggestion:  It would be a good idea to double or triple the recipe (or more) here, and put it into a container or old, reused dishwashing fluid/detergent container so you do not have to make dishwashing detergent every week.  We often like to reuse old containers or spray bottles.  A helpful hint:  use a Magic Eraser and some water to remove the labels and annoying glue, then just write on them with a Sharpie to label your new concoction as needed.

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