Economical & Environmentally Friendly Dishwasher Powder

Introduction: Economical & Environmentally Friendly Dishwasher Powder

Save yourself some money & be good to the environment in the process by creating your own economical & environmentally friendly dishwasher powder.

Each batch creates 24 ounces of detergent.

We recommend storing it in a container you were going to toss out or recycle like an old yogurt container.


  • borax
  • washing soda
  • citric acid
  • kosher salt
  • 24 oz or larger container
  • measuring cup
  • rice
  • old stocking or other breathable material


In a container that will hold at least 24 ounces, mix together:

  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup kosher salt

To prevent clumping, add a 1/4 cup of rice to an old stocking of other breathable material. Tie off & leave in the container to absorb moisture. (DO NOT add rice DIRECTLY to the mixture. You don't want rice in your dishwasher!)

Step 2: TO USE

Add 1 Tablespoon of powder mixture per load.


DID YOU KNOW that white vinegar is a great rinse agent?

At the start of the load, fill the rinse agent compartment with white vinegar.

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