Homemade Powdered Dishwashing Detergent Recipe

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Did you know that it is really easy to make your own homemade powdered dishwashing detergent? It only takes a few ingredients. Yes, it's that simple. This DIY detergent will leave your dishes sparkling clean, and they'll smell amazing too!

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup citric acid
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
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Step 1

Start by mixing all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

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Step 2

Next, add 15 drops of lemon essential oil. This will help lift off grease and burned-on food particles from your dishes.

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Step 3

Whisk the ingredients together until there are no clumps.

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Step 4

Place your powdered dishwashing detergent in an airtight container. Use 1 to 2 tablespoons per load of dishes in your dishwasher.

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