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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent, Citrus Scent

I have been making my own dishwasher detergent for quite a while now and have tried a number of different mixtures.  This one is my favorite!  Cheap, easy to make, smells wonderful and best of all it WORKS! 

Citrus Scent Dishwasher Detergent
2 cups washing soda
1 cup Borax
1/2 cup Kosher Salt
1/4 cup Citric Acid
1 teaspoon Orange essential oil
1/2 teaspoon Grapefruit essential oil
White Vinegar

Mix all ingredients except vinegar together.  Use 1 Tablespoon in dishwasher. For a spot free finish add 1/4-1/2 cup white vinegar to bottom of dishwasher and/or add white vinegar into the rinse aid compartment.


Kathryn said...

What brand of essential oils are you using?? That is a large amount.

Tammie said...

Kathryn: They are linked above. They are Organic and great for cleaning because they are very affordable. I save my more expensive Be Young brand for use on our bodies but for cleaning the MRH ones work great!

Connie said...

Where does one buy washing soda? Is it in the cleaning section of major stores?

Tammie said...

Connie: Yep it's usually by the Borax.