Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Looking to make your own homemade dishwasher detergent? It can be expensive to buy the “natural” versions at the store, so below you will find my simple 3 ingredient alternative!

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I run my dishwasher every day!! If you have a large family or one that tends to eat most of their meals at home, I’m guessing you do, too.

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– Mule Team Borax – Washing Soda – Citric Acid

Ingredients in Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Stir the powders together in a bowl. The amount needed per load will vary according to your dishwasher brand and capacity.



For the rinse aid compartment in my dishwasher, I fill that up with either white vinegar from the grocery store or Biokleen Glass Cleaner Concentrate.

Homemade Dishwasher Rinse Aid

How to Make Dishwasher Tabs

You can use this same recipe with one minor change to make homemade dishwasher detergent tabs as well. These can replace the expensive dishwasher pods you might be buying!