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Natural Dishwasher Soap Recipes

by Tiffany in A Green Home

Natural Dishwasher Soap RecipeIf you want a more natural and non toxic dishwasher soap option you need to investigate better brands or make your own. Plus you never know when you will run out and need to make some yourself on the fly. No one likes to have to run out to the store before they can hit the wash button on their dishwasher!

DIY Dishwasher Liquid Soap Recipe

1/2 C liquid castile soap *do NOT use regular liquid soap!*
1/2 C water
1 t fresh lemon juice
3 drops tea tree oil or Thieves
1/2 C white vinegar

Combine the water and castile soap, stir. Add lemon juice, tea tree oil, and vinegar. Stir evenly until blended. Store in a glass pump bottle. I don’t like to store anything with essential oils in plastic. Use 2 tablespoons per load of dishes.

DIY Powdered Dishwasher Soap Recipe

3 Tbs Baking soda
1 Tbs Borax
3 drops of lemon essential oil
3 drops purification

Mix and use in dishwasher. It smells heavenly!

  • Monica Maloney Heidler

    I have never realized I could make my own dishwashing detergent! I just had the dishwasher repaired and was informed that the soap pods are not good for the dishwasher. I’m going to try this! Thanks!!!!

  • I have made my own laundry soap before but never tried making my own dishwashing soap before. Going to have to give this a try! We are spending a small fortune on dish soap as is.

  • maria @ close to home

    I need to try this, our dishwasher has not been cleaning properly and not sure if it is the soap or the dishwasher itself. UGHH.

  • I just wish I had a dishwasher!!! It sure would make my life easier!

  • Censie ‘Mumby’ Sawyer

    Love this idea!! I am going to make some this weekend. I love making my own products like this.

  • Laura Funk

    I am totally trying the liquid soap recipe! I have most of the items on hand surprisingly

  • Karli

    I tried this because I was sick of the soap residue spots left behind on my dishes. I just made it and ran a load of dishes… and everything came out completely covered in a white film. I was a little disappointed.