DIY Dishwasher Detergent

diy dishwasher

Dishwasher Detergent Recipe

  • 3 cups Borax
  • 3 cups Baking Soda

Mix the Borax and Baking Soda together. Store in a large mason jar or plastic container and put under sink (or cupboard that is near your dishwasher).

What to do: Put 2 tablespoons of homemade dishwasher detergent into your dishwasher’s detergent compartment and run dishwasher normally.

Why does this work?

Borax = natural disinfectant

Baking Soda = natural disinfectant

Why is this a good option?

  • Cheap
  • Chemical-Free
  • Other detergents emit chlorine gas (this homemade detergent does not!)
  • Sanitizer
  • Stain Remover
  • Water Softener
  • Eco-Friendly!


  1. Borax sells under the name 20 Mule Team. You can find this on the laundry aisle!
  2. Label the mason jar or storing container of detergent with ingredients.
  3. Keep detergent out of reach of children and pets.

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