Automatic Dishwasher Detergent

  • 1/2 cup liquid plant or animal fat based soap
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 drops tea tree oil
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

Mix together soap, water, lemon, tea tree and vinegar
Pour into squeeze bottle. 
Use 1 TBS per wash
2 TBS baking soda can also be sprinkled over dirty dishes to absorb odors

4 Responses to “Automatic Dishwasher Detergent”

  1. Norella says:

    Can you suggest a good liquid soap for this recipe. I’m having difficulties finding just a plain liquid soap. I can find liquid dishwash soap (not suitable for dishwashers) or liquid hand soap at my local organic store.

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Lee

    I was just about to ask which soap myself then saw the above comment. I used liquid castille soap in the recipe but I am not getting very good cleaning results. Particularly with the glasses and cutlery. Any ideas.

    Many thanks


  3. Lisa says:

    Hi again

    Forgot to ask where you buy distilled vinegar. I used normal white vinegar. Would this be the cause of the poor result. I wouldn’t have thought so ???



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