Homemade Dishwasher Detergent {for spot-free dishes}

While cleaning out my kitchen for an upcoming move, I ran across the ingredients for homemade dishwasher detergent that had been sitting around unused. The recipe is simple, the result is even better. It cleans your dishes and there won't be a residue left in the dishwasher. What could be better.


All you need:

  • 2 C. Borax
  • 2 C. Baking Soda
  • 6 oz. LemiShine (available at Target, Walmart, and most grocery stores)


Mix together. Use 1 T. per full load.

All you need to make homemade dishwasher detergent.

Just mix the ingredients together. Add 1 T. to a full load.

To learn more about the ingredients, visit: http://www.seasonedhomemaker.com/2013/05/homemade-dishwashing-detergent-2.html

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  • Denise Denise on Feb 24, 2016
    I LOVE this dishwasher soap have used it for 2 years. BUT does anyone else's turn hard as a rock? Need to fix that.

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  • Mar2152614 Mar2152614 on Apr 14, 2016
    Once you've loaded your dishwasher, add 1 cup of cleaning vinegar or white vinegar, run the dish washer. The vinegar cleans the calcium out of the dishwasher hoses, makes the machine last forever, and does a great job on the dishes. My glass dish set was beginning to etch, and it was reversed using the vinegar.
  • Sylvia Sylvia on Jan 03, 2021

    I plan to make this cleaner.We have a water softener and the normal dishwasher soap and washing soap for the laundry has too much softener in it and it leaves a soap scum so I’m very excited to get this recipe thank you.

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