Homemade Detergent For Dishwasher
Homemade Detergent For Dishwasher

Laundry Detergent At Home

You can make your own laundry detergent at home and it will be the best one to use. Homemade laundry detergent is the best alternative to other market detergents. It is quite cheap, safe and easy to use.

Laundry Detergent At Home

You will certainly wonder to know that your homemade detergent costs you too much less and provides you with almost the same results as an expensive detergent in the market.

Different recipes are available for making detergent. We will provide you the one with the best results and easy to make and use.

If you are using Bosch dishwasher you can also check our review about some best detergents for Bosch dishwashers.

Some recipes are already available on the internet and most of them have problems like, they left residue on dishes, the biggest problem faced in homemade detergents.

We will give you a recipe that includes certain ingredients that will not let any residue left on your dishes and dishes will shine like new.

Homemade Detergent

Here we have given some recipes for making your own dishwasher detergent at home. If your water is hard you can check the best detergents for hard water.

Dishwasher Detergent Recipes

Here we give you some recipes and one of our best recipes first of all. You can make any of these recipes however we recommend you our first one.

Dishwasher Detergent Recipies

The recipes we are going to tell you are homemade dishwasher detergent recipe with Borax, without Borax, with Baking Soda, without Baking Soda, with Citric acid, without Citric acid, without Borax and Citric acid and one our best recipe.

These are about 8 different recipes we are going to tell you.

1.Our Best Recipe (Borax and Washing Soda)

This recipe is no doubt one of the best and most suited recipes but still you should know that it depends upon different conditions of your water hardness or softness, the temperature of your dishwasher and the model of your dishwasher, etc to find a recipe that will suit it.

Best Recipe

You can try this recipe by preparing a small quantity at the start and if it does best for you then it is lucky for you and you can make and use it whenever you wish.

Here the recipe:

  • 1x Citric acid
  • 2x washing soda
  • 2x Borax
  • 1x Salt
  • You can also add any oil for scent


Prepare it very easily. Mix all these ingredients and store them in any tight container. Everything is ready to be used now.


Every time you start washing dishes add 1 tablespoon of this detergent in the detergent tray of your dishwasher and then add few drops of the liquid dishwasher detergent in it.

The liquid detergent will increase efficiency and make this technique more working for you.

As a rinse agent, you can add white vinegar also.

2.Detergent Recipe With Borax

Here is the 2nd recipe which is the cheapest recipe with Borax.

  • 1x Borax
  • 1x washing Soda
  • 1/2x kosher salt
  • 5 packs of unsweetened lemonade mix


Mix all these 4 ingredients and store then in a tight container. It is now ready to be used.


You can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of it in the detergent tray of the dishwasher and let it work for you.

This is also a good recipe and hopefully, you would get better results. Test it how it behaves with you.

3.Without Borax Recipe

If you do not want to use Borax for any reason, then you can use another effective recipe for your dishwasher. Here it is:

  • An empty jug of plastic about one gallon
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid dishwashing soap
  • 4 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 1-gallon water


Pour liquid soap and baking powder in the jug and fill the rest of the jug by water. It will be about one gallon totally.

Close the jug and shake it well to mix completely. Your detergent is prepared and ready to be used right now.


Use 1 to 2 tablespoons per cycle or adjust it according to your needs.

4.Detergent Recipe With Citric Acid

If you want to make a recipe that also has citric acid, then its really good because this is our top 1 best recipe that comes with citric acid.

If you want to make a detergent at home from such a recipe then you can see our recipe no.1 which includes citric acid.

5.Detergent Recipe Without Citric Acid

If you do not like citric acid or if it is unavailable momentary then you can make a recipe that does not include citric acid.

It may work for you but some people have found a problem in this recipe that white films appear on the plastic plates.

Here is the recipe:

  • 1x Borax
  • 1x Washing Soda
  • 1/2x sea salt (Optional)
  • About 25 to 30 drops of lemon essential oil (optional)
  • Castile soap, finely grated (optional)


Mix all the above detergents and keep in a jar at a safe place.


Insert it in your dishwasher according to the number of dishes. Change the quantity and find the best one yourself depending upon your water.

6.Dishwasher Detergent with Baking Soda

Using this recipe for making detergent at home, you can make dry powder detergent or tabs. It is up to your choice.

Depending on what you like the best, you can make powder or tabs from the same ingredients just by omitting or adding water respectively.

Here the recipe:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Washing Soda
  • 1 cup Kosher Salt
  • 3 packets of unsweetened lemon drink
  • 1 cup of water

Firstly mix all the dry ingredients together and then now what you want to make powder or tabs.

If you want to make powder mix all these things omitting water in a tight jar. Use one tablespoon at every cycle or adjust it according to your needs a bit more or little.

If you want to make tablets then add water and wait for two minutes until fizzing stops. Put this mixture in ice cube trays of your fridge and let it dry completely at a sunny place for 24 hours. Use 1 tab per cycle.

You should also use vinegar in your rinse dispenser for better results.

7.Without Baking Soda

If you have no baking soda or if you do not want to use it, you can prepare a dishwasher detergent at home without baking soda easily.

There are many other recipes in which baking soda is not used. You can find one that best suits you and work well for you.

Recipes no. 1, 2,3,5 are discussed above which are baking soda free. You can select any of them.

8.Homemade Detergent Without Borax and Citric Acid

In order to prepare a dishwasher detergent without adding Borax as well as Citric acid, you can use our recipe no.3 discussed above which is fairly good as well as meets your requirements.