After years of examining various online recipes to try and find an effective homemade solution to replace my dishwasher detergent, I finally succeeded!
It’s so simple, and effective, that I feel comfortable letting my elementary aged children start the dishwasher all by themselves.
If you’ve been disappointed by previous attempts with DIY dishwasher powder recipes found online, I can promise this one is different. Most DIY recipes found online make the BIG mistake of including both acidic and basic ingredients mixed together…and when that hits the water of your dishwasher, it creates a neutral pH that is completely ineffective at cleaning your dishes. Many online recipes also include unnecessary weaker ingredients mixed into the stronger ingredients, just to make the recipe look more complicated and fancy.
The truth is, you only need 2-3 ingredients to create a simple, yet effective dishwasher detergent. My family has been using it successfully for years!
(A 16-oz bag can be used for approximately 16 dishwashing cycles)