You probably use dishwasher detergent all the time, but did you know you can make your own homemade dishwasher detergent for a fraction of the cost? It’s actually fairly easy too and, as a bonus, homemade dishwasher detergents are more eco-friendly than most commercial brands.

Womenio has a great collection of seven different homemade dishwasher detergent recipes so you can make your own detergent for whether you prefer hand washing, powdered soap or gel detergent. You can even  add in essential oils to many of the recipes so they will even come in your favorite scent combinations. Best of all, the base ingredients are simple and inexpensive, such as borax, washing soda, kosher salt and citric acid, all of which can be purchased at your local grocer or over the internet.

Homemade dishwasher detergent


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