Lemon Dishwasher Detergent Powder Recipe

It’s important to avoid using toxic chemicals on the kitchenware we eat and drink from. Keep your dishes sparkling clean with this Lemon Dishwasher Detergent Powder recipe.


  • By making your own kitchen cleaning products in bulk, you can save money while watching out for your families’ health.
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  • Learn how to make 150 everyday organic cleaning products at home with "The Organically Clean Home" by Becky Rapinchuk.
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The cleaning products found under most kitchen sinks can wreak havoc on your health and budget, as well as our planet. In The Organically Clean Home (F+W Media, 2014), author Becky Rapinchuk offers 150 easy-to-make homemade cleaning products. In this excerpt, from chapter 3 “Recipes from the Kitchen”, learn how to make a homemade detergent powder without harmful chemicals.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: The Organically Clean Home

Lemon Dishwasher Detergent Powder

It’s especially important to avoid using toxic chemicals on things we eat and drink from. Rest assured that with this recipe, all you’ll get is sparkly clean dishes. The fresh scent is amazing and it mixes up in a snap.

• 1 cup Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
• 1 cup baking soda
• 1 cup borax
• 20 drops lemon essential oil



To make: Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

To use: Place 1 heaping tablespoon per load in the dish detergent compartment and run as usual.



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