Homemade Natural Dishwasher Detergent

We have been looking for quite some time for a good homemade natural dishwasher detergent. I have made recipes that came very close, but either they wouldn’t clean our dishes very well or leave a cloudy residue on our dishes no matter what rinse agent we tried.

Well, we finally found the perfect recipe!

Today, I’ll show you how to make your very own homemade natural dishwasher liquid, for pennies a load! (see the cost breakdown below)

Here is what you will need:



  • 3 Cups of Water (Tap worker works fine!)
  • 1 1/4 Cups of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda (Not Baking Soda!)
  • 3 Tbs Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap (We use Peppermint and it smells amazing!) Do not substitute with other castille soaps- they are not the same
  • Regular Quart Mason Jar with a Lid

This will yield about 825 ml, approximately 56 loads. Continue reading