This homemade dishwasher detergent washes great.
It has drops of LEMON essential oil that takes away the well water smell left on our dishes.
And is only approx. $.07 CENTS a load. Love it!!!
The name brand we have been using costs about $.20 cents a load.
So here is the recipe and cost breakdown.
Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (3 lbs. 7oz.) – $3.97
Borax (4 lbs. 12 oz.) – $3.97
Baking Soda (4 lbs.) – $2.24
Lemon essential oil (Young Living 15ml) – $14.80
We buy the large sodas and Borax in the laundry section of the store. It adds up to about 11lbs, so this recipe goes a long way.
From 1 purchase you will end up having 350 washes. I just love the idea of only spending $25.00 once a year for our dishwasher detergent. Here’s how to make it.
2 CUPS – Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
2 CUPS – Borax
2 CUPS – Baking Soda
40 drops – Lemon essential oil
Mix all together in a airtight sealed container.
Our large mason jar works great. Use 1 tablespoon per load.
Hope you like it as much as we do.