I’m the gal that goes to the grocery store and knows exactly which isles I need to go down for my food. I mean, I swear I’m in my local natural food shop daily!
But dang it if Dishwasher Detergent isn’t the one thing I seem to always forget. I get the foot stomping in when I scream “Can believe I forgot the dang dish tabs again?!” …”yup!” as Ryan rolls his eyes…I always forget the dishwasher soap!
Honestly, my toxic free dishwasher tabs are not on an isle I frequent….I would rather spend my time researching healthy snacks or in season fruit over cleaning products…
But when I get home to a full dishwasher of dirty dishes I curse everyone and everything! Am I the only one?!
So, when I get down to my last tab as I load the dishwasher, I make the mental note, put it in my phone and say “I will get the dishwasher tabs today!” – because I’m stubborn and I seem to feel that I don’t need lists when I shop (doh!), I go to the store and 9 times out of 10, leave without the tabs!
Yes, this happened the other day again and this is why it’s fresh on my mind!
Naturally, I can’t stand a dishwasher full of dirty dishes and when I need dishes, I need dishes!
This is when I had the bright idea to get in the kitchen, google some things and make my OWN dishwasher detergent!!
This “In a Pinch Homemade Dishwasher Detergent” works, it’s simple, it’s clean and you will thank me when you have a pile of dirty dishes and no tabs left in your box….
My lifestyle of choice living free of chemicals and toxins.
My skincare is all natural, my bathtub cleaner is chemical free (I will do a post on this soon, glamorous, I know) and my food is the same! I believe that if you’re heating up chemicals in a box that washes your dishes, this then ends up in your system! Beware of what you’re using on your body, in your kitchen and what you wash things with each day : /
Ok! You’re in a pinch and need to run the dishwasher! Here ya go!!
In a Pinch Homemade Dishwasher Detergent:
3 drops of all natural dish soap (yes the liquid dish soap you hand wash dishes with!!)
lemon essential oil
To use your homemade dishwasher detergent:
Open the flap in your dishwasher normally where you put your detergent or tab.
Add the liquid dish soap. Fill the detergent area half way full with baking soda and top it off with sea salt. (I would guess it would be about 5 tbsp baking soda, 3 tbsp sea salt)
Then drop in 5 drops of lemon essential oil.
Your dishes will come out sparkling!
Next time you need to run the dishwasher but you’re out of detergent, make your own! It’s super cheap, extra safe, and simple!!
Happy Dish Washing!
I would love to hear from you – do you DIY any of your cleaning products? Or have you made dishwasher detergent?