Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins

Make your own dishwasher detergent.I found this on a DIY site.


  1. Mix equal parts Borax and Baking Soda,in an empty canister.
  2. add 2 Tablespoons per load.
  3. (Increase proportion of soda for hard water) Use vinegar in the rinse cycle.
Most Helpful

This didn't cause any build up in our dish washer! All cascade dish soap leaves a thick coat of powdery white, but this soap kept everything nice and clean! Wonderful recipe!

She who is literal May 11, 2009

This works great. It is cheaper and gets my dishes cleaner.

bmcnichol June 22, 2010

I used plain borax in a pinch, and dishes came out fine. I still bought Cascade, for greasy dishes, but for plates and glasses only, just borax works fine.

judithlynnemorgan March 02, 2007