All of the required ingredients in this recipe can be found at your local supermarket. Follow these simple steps, and you will have a homemade detergent that is safe and natural.
Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
Citric Acid (can be found in the canning aisle)
doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil
Large Glass Jar or other container
Step 1: Measure 1 cup of Borax.
Step 2: Measure 1 cup of Washing Soda
Step 3: Measure 3 Tablespoons of Kosher Salt
Step 4: If using LemiShine, measure 2 Tablespoons of Citric Acid. If not using LemiShine, use 4 Tabespoons of Citric Acid.
Step 5: Measure 2 Tablespoons of LemiShine
Step 6: Stir all powdered ingredients together. Add 15-25 drops of Lemon essential oil. Stir again to thoroughly combine all ingredients.
Step 7: Using a funnel, pour detergent into glass jar or other container with well-fitting lid.
To use your homemade dishwasher detergent:
Shake or stir detergent regularly to break up clumps. Clumping is normal and does not affect the ability of the detergent to clean your dishes. Use 2-3 Tablespoons of detergent at a time.
**Important Note!!** This detergent works best with a rinse aid. I use a couple splashes of distilled white vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher before I start the load. You could also put the vinegar in your "rinse aid" compartment if you have one.
DIY Dishwasher Detergent Recipe
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Washing Soda
3 T. Kosher Salt
2 T. Citric Acid
2 T. LemiShine (Or if not using, add 2 T. Citric Acid)
15-25 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Stir ingredients thoroughly and store in well-sealed container. Use distilled white vinegar as a rinse aid for best results.