Homemade Dish Detergent Recipe

Does anyone know of a homemade dish detergent recipe? I save so much with the homemade laundry detergent, but have had no luck finding a dish detergent recipe.


By Amy from Rochester, NY

February 27, 20110 found this helpful

I don't know if you mean for washing dishes by hand at the sink, or for the dishwasher. For doing dishes by hand I used just about anything. I sometimes get liquid laundry detergent cheaply. The off brands are watery, so I use that. I prefer the colorless unscented variety. Diluted shampoo (purchased for $.77 or less) works, too. I use VO5 mostly. I get a clear formula.

For the dishwasher I use a powdered purchased product, but use much less of it--just a tablespoon in each cup.

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September 25, 20110 found this helpful

This works really well for me the koolaide is to help break down the residue and grease.

1 cup of borax

1 cup washing soda

1/2 cup of kosher salt. (you can use regular salt, but I prefer kosher salt, more scrubbing power)

15 pkgs of lemon koolaide. I use the store brand it is a lot cheaper.

I also fill the rinse aid with white vinegar.

I use a spoon full in the pre wash and a spoon full in the one that you lock shut. You probably don't have to do that but I want my dishes really clean. I am a person that rinses my dishes before I put them in the dishwasher. If you don't I dont know how well it will work. But I've had other people say it works great for them too. I store it in a cheap plastic container. Wrote the ingredients on the outside of the jar and labeled the lid.

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