Dishwasher Detergent Pods DIY


This is the original website I looked at:

Here are the ingredients I used:


Borax, washing soda, lemon juice, salt, unsweetened lemonade drink.

Because I ran out of the lemonade mix, and because I needed liquid to make the pods, I used lemon juice.

1 cup borax

1 cup washing soda

1/2 cup salt [should be kosher salt]

1/2 cup unsweetened lemonade mix [or citrus acid]


I used 1/4 cup lemonade mix and 1/4 cup lemon juice.

Mixed it all up. It will fizz a little, stir it up and let it sit till it calms down.

Press into ice cube trays. Should use a tablespoon full for each load.

Let dry for a bit. I set them on the window sill and when I went to press them down more, they were already dry.

Websites are saying let them dry for up to 2 days. Mine was about 2-4 hours.


I’m storing mine in a tupperware container.

I also never used my rinse thingy and it was pretty gross. So I cleaned that out and used vinegar as a rinsing agent. Dishes look clean and dried with no spots. We air dry our dishes.

Thanks for looking, The Home Engineer

About Kristina

54 year old Christian lady, knitter, crafter, church admin, thrill seeker (only when shopping at thrift stores for tremendous bargains) my 4 dogs and my pigs servant, a child of God, saved, redeemed and trying to be joyful in a fallen world.

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