Zero Waste Dishwasher Detergent
- 1 cup washing soda (available in a cardboard box or in bulk)
- 1 cup baking soda (cardboard packaging, or at the bulk bins)
- 1 cup citric acid (in sustainable packaging or in bulk)
- 3/4 cup table salt
- Funnel all the ingredients into a jar, cover with a lid and shake well to combine. That’s literally it! It’s ridiculously easy to make.
Cleaning with zero waste dishwasher detergent
If you like using a rinsing agent as well, place a small dish of white vinegar (1/8 to 1/4 cup) on the top rack of your dishwasher. I personally don’t feel it needs this extra step, but that’s up to you.
My dishes came out sparkly clean after using this! I was super satisfied with the job this powder detergent did.
Also, little fun fact, newer dishwashers save more water than washing dishes by hand. So, if you’re looking for another reason to give this DIY a try, you just found it.
Storage: Keep this in a dry, dark area. A cleaning caddy or cabinet works well. You can also keep it under the kitchen sink for easy access.
Personally, I’m currently storing it right under the kitchen sink. It’s located right next to my dishwasher, so it makes my life a lot easier. Everything’s in one place!
Will you be giving this zero waste dishwasher detergent a shot? What’s your favorite zero waste way to clean dishes?
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