Homemade Dishwasher Detergent – Cheap

Make Your Own Dish Washer Detergent – Lemon

If you are fed up with trying dishwasher detergent after dishwasher detergent, then try making some yourself. You only need a few ingredients and it’ll work better than what you can get at the store. Make a bunch up at a time and store it in some empty water bottles sitting in the recycle bin.

1 cup of Borax
1 cup of ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda Detergent Booster
2 packets of no sugar added Kool-Aid lemonade

Mix ingredients together well and add 1 tablespoon to each load.

The cost to make this detergent is about $0.76 a batch and it takes care of over 30 loads of dishes! Here’s a good way to save some money on detergent and save your dishes, too.


  1. Carr Ipock says:

    I’ve just spent a day under the house snaking the sewer pipe from kitchen to the main header. It was plugged with an accumulation of white gunk. I had the same problem at a second house, and determined that the feed from the dishwasher to the under sink plumbing was clogged with a white gunk. At both houses we use Cascade Complete Pods. We use the Cascade product because it works well with dish/glass cleanliness and sparkle. However, this problem seems to have occurred after we switched to the Pods. if ‘it’ the source of the buildup of the white clogging gunk in the sewer lines under the sink and house, I’ll need to reevaluate our use of this product. The choice seems to be either 1) go under the house and snake everything periodically, or 2) change to a different product. Are any others experiencing this problem? I don’t enjoy my time under the house, and plumbers are a lot more expensive than my time, so … any ideas?

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