This is one of the super simple recipes that almost feels like cheating 🙈!
We had been using this homemade detergent for a year, and it works just as well as the pretty pricy store-bought dishwasher detergent we had before.
Now we hardly ever use it anymore. Not because the detergent doesn't work, but because of minimalism! We gave away most of our kitchenware and plates so now we actually don't have enough plates to fill the dishwasher with anymore 😂! We only kept 1 big plate, 4 side plates, 2 small rice bowls, and 2 blates (= something between a bowl and a plate)... It works surprisingly well because my husband does all the dishes right afterwards so they don't pile up. Well, I do still use the dishwasher whenever I bake a lot though 😁.
1 part (dishwasher) salt 3 parts baking soda
Mix salt and baking soda and store in a big jar. Use 1 ½ tablespoon (~22.5 ml) per cycle. Do not fill your dishwasher with any additional salt!
If you do prefer to fill your dishwasher with additional salt, use only 1 tablespoon of baking soda per cycle.