I ran across this recipe as I thought back to the time my 7 and 9-year-old wanted to wash the dishes using the dishwasher and added dishwashing liquid to finish the job. Needless to say, cleaning up a kitchen full of bubbles was fun for them, not so much for me !! As always, my thriftiness has brought me to….DIY Dishwasher detergent!! It’s easy to make, and so much more cost efficient !! Try this:
2 c. borax
2 c. washing soda
1 c. kosher or sea salt
3 Tbsp citric acid (Lemi-Shine can be found at Target)
30-50 drops of lemon or grapefruit essential oil.
Mix all the ingredients together, store in an airtight container and add to your dishwashers soap port as needed !!