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How to Make a 2 Ingredient Powdered Dishwasher Detergent


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This is the simplest and fastest homemade powdered dishwasher detergent recipe you are going to find.  It’s cheap and works really well.  It only takes about one tablespoon per load.  Even better it only takes two ingredients, and it actually works.

If you want to increase the efficiency even more, fill the rinse aid compartment of your dishwasher with distilled white vinegar.  This will keep the white spots off your glasses.

This diy dish washing detergent recipe is just easy enough, just cheap enough, and works well enough to be a great introduction to DIY frugal cleaning solutions.

I have been using this recipe for some time, and have a very easy time recommending it you.  I think that this DIY dishwashing detergent can really open doors into frugal cleaning and getting people to see the benefits to DIY.

Powdered DIY Dishwashing Detergent Recipe


  • Measuring cup
  • Airtight container


  • 1 Cup Washing soda
  • 1 Cup Borax


  1. Measure one cup of washing soda and pour it into an air tight, sealable container.
  2. Measure one cup of Borax and pour it on top of the washing soda (If you do not have washing soda, I have a great video embedded article that show how to make washing soda from baking soda.).
  3. Stir your Borax and washing soda mixture together. Make sure it is mixed evenly and all the lumps are stirred out.
  4. Store your mixture in an air tight container (this mixture will stay good at least 12 months). Use 1-2 teaspoons per dishwasher load.


This homemade 2 ingredient powdered dishwasher detergent recipe is pretty popular.  It is featured on many different.  I like it because it is a simple way to start exercising those DIY muscles.  Plus, even if you are not a DIY preparedness type, it works for preppers, busy homesteaders, and other self-reliant types.


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