Making your own cleaning products provides such a sense of joy and accomplishment. It’s crazy how something so simple can save you money, reduce the chemicals in your house, and make you feel like you are a DIY superhero.
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own dish washing detergent, then this is your post. I’ve tried a ton of different DIY dish washing detergent recipes over the years. Some have been great, while others have been less than ideal. I still have a mason jar of homemade dish detergent that caked together that I’m currently working through. In order to make your DIY experience as delightful as possible, I’ve rounded up 7 of the best DIY dish washing detergent recipes that have been tested and approved!
WHy make your own dishwasher detergent?
Before I get to the 7 best DIY dish detergent recipes, I have to explain why you should be making your own dish detergent.
There are so many reasons. Here are a few of the reasons why I prefer to make my own dish washing detergent:
- Cost– store bought detergent costs an average of 40 cents a load compared to 2 cents for homemade detergents. Isn’t that crazy!? Two cents!
- It is easy– I know it sounds crazy, but making detergent takes 20 minutes max and includes ingredients that most of us have around our house or can easily buy at Walmart or Amazon.
- Healthier- a lot of cleaning companies use ingredients that cause allergies and are even known to be carcinogens. When you make your own detergent you know what you are putting in there!
- Eco-friendly- similar to the line above, a lot of companies use ingredients that harm our water reserves when they trickle into our ground water.
I’m the type of person who spends more money on cleaning supplies that are eco-friendly and healthy for our family. I follow the EWG’s guidelines here.
The problem is that a lot of these “green” products are much more expensive than regular products.
That is why I find it worth the time to make my own!
What do you need to make your own dishwasher detergent?
You don’t need much to make your own dishwashing detergent. You can get all the supplies at Walmart or Amazon.
Here are the basic ingredients for DIY dishwasher detergent:
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Why no liquid dishwashing detergent recipe?
Even if you love the ease of liquid dishwashing detergent, you won’t love making it or using a homemade version.
It isn’t easy to liquify all the ingredients, and most versions end up caking together.
Simply put, it isn’t worth your time or effort to make a liquid dishwashing detergent. Stick with the ones above instead!
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