Homemade Dishwashing Detergent

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins

This homemade dishwashing detergent will not only clean your dishes, but save you lots of money!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the Borax and Baking Soda. If desired, add white vinegar to the rinse aide compartment.
Most Helpful

This works great!!! Very economical & better for the environment! I would suggest that the vinegar is mandatory. As with any "green" dishwasher cleaner there will be a bit of film left (I have tried many and they all do this - imagine what chemical they add in the conventional ones that doesn't leave a film - yikes!!). All you do is add the vinegar to the rinse section and your good to go. Thank you so much for posting!!!

Mindelicious July 19, 2010

I was a little scared to try this (as of yet unreviewed) recipe. In fact, I made certain to try it before I ran out of Cascade so I could clean my dishes again if it didn't work. Dishes came our clean. I guess instead of buying more Cascade I need to go get a Costco box of baking soda. Should save a lot of $$$ Edit: I guess this is the problem with premature posting. I rated this after checking out a few dishes and seeing that food was off them. Unfortunately, when I unloaded the dishwasher I noticed a funky film on many of the dishes that I just cant live with. I guess this will have to be an 'in a pinch' solution, not a regular thing. Sorry

Keolani April 23, 2008