Home-Made Dishwasher Powder

Home-Made Dishwasher Powder

Dishwashing powder in a glass jar with a brush
I was recently teaching about Sugar-Free Jam making at the Bracken Ridge Library and, as usual, got chatting afterwards with like-minded people about making things yourself, helping the environment and the hip pocket simultaneously. The below recipe was emailed to me by a lovely lady named Beverley and I wanted to share this with you all.

Recipe (modified slightly for ease of use)

  • One cup Bi carb soda (baking soda)
  • One cup of washing soda (sodium carbonate, powdered, not crystals)
  • Half a cup of citric acid
  • Half a cup of salt


Mix the above ingredients together and then use one tablespoon for a load of dishes. Use white vinegar instead of rinse aid.

This is a much safer option than the chemical detergents you get in the grocery store, benefiting you and the environment. It also costs less to make your own, so save yourself some money and mix up a batch.

As always, live well.


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