Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

I had a request from a friend for my homemade dishwasher detergent so here it is! I sometimes use a website called iHerb.com to get my ingredients but you can find them easily at other stores  and online at Amazon.


2 cups washing soda

2 cups oxygen bleach (I use Country Save, I do not use OxyClean as it is full of fillers which defeats the purpose of having a detergent that is void of harmful chemicals)

20 drops of lavender essential oil (optional but boosts cleaning power and smells good!)

20 drops of lemon essential oil (optional but again boosts cleaning power and scent!)


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Transfer to a storage container.

Use 2 tablespoons per load of dishes

NOTE:  I fill my rinse aid compartment with vinegar and it helps immensely!

* If you still have mineral deposits on your glasses you can add a tsp of citric acid to each load and that should take care of it.