Liquid Dishwasher Detergent

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Recipe by TRushforth

I searched for a long time and couldn't find a good liquid dishwasher detergent recipe, so I played around and invented this one. It was inspired by the many powdered detergent recipes. It rinses well, but if you have hard water, you might want to use some vinegar in the rinse cycle.

Top Review by Elisa72

Based on the other reviews, I added 4 T of TSP to this recipe and it worked great! Much better than the Cascade I've been using! I didn't give any stars since I made a significant change to the recipe. With the TSP I'd give it 5 stars, but I've never made it without.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 -3 drops lemon essential oils (optional)


  1. Mix baking soda, borax, and water until dissolved.
  2. Store in a jar or a squeeze bottle.
  3. Use 2-3 tablespoons per load.

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