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DIY dishwasher detergent

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

This DIY Dishwasher Detergent is only 4 ingredients and takes minutes to make. This is a cost-effective way to wash dishes with safe ingredients!
Course Cleaning Product
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 64 servings


  • 2 c. Washing Soda
  • 2 c. Baking soda
  • 15 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops Orange essential oil


  • Place 2 cups of washing soda into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add in 2 cups of baking soda to the mixing bowl. Combine the ingredients well.
  • Pour in 15 drops of lemon essential oil.
  • Add 15 drops of orange essential oil.
  • Stir the ingredients together until the oil has been incorporated well into the powder mixture.
  • Store the mixture in an airtight container of your choosing. When ready to use, place 1 tablespoon of the powder into the compartment in your dishwasher and set to wash as usual.
  • For best results, dishes should be pre-rinsed before placing into the dishwasher.


This should make about 64 tablespoons worth of detergent!