Homemade dishwashing powder

Last week I made my own dishwashing powder. I got my inspiration from crafty little gnome and one good thing by Jillee. I’m enjoying making my own products.  Not only is it much cheaper but also much greener. I like removing one more lot of chemicals from my home.

makeyourown_dishwashing_powderThe dishwashing powder:

1/2 cup washing soda (also called soda ash)

1/2 cup baking soda

1 cup borax

1/4 cup unionised salt

1/4 cup citric acid

Mix all the ingredients together in a sealable jar and shake.

Add about 1-2 T to your dishwasher. (I use an old scoop I found I use half a scoop so about 15g).

For clean glasses add vinegar to the liquid compartment.


The first time I used this powder I was not impressed with it as my glasses came out spotty. But after that the powder was great now I don’t use anything else. I have no idea why it was funny the first time maybe it was cleaning my dishwasher? Though I cleaned it not long ago so I don’t think that’s it. So who knows. It’s great now and well worth making.  I love that I have no more horrible chemicals in my dishwasher.  Does anyone else make their own dishwashing powder?


Linked to nourishing treasures, our delightful home, homestead barn hop, your green resource, frugal Tuesday tip,

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