Hey vegan bunnies! Today were going to be making a DIY natural vegan dishwasher detergent. I love easy household recipes like this. Not only is this detergent natural and effective, it’s also cheap too.

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When using this dishwasher detergent make sure to rinse any food off of your dishes before placing them into the dishwasher. This will ensure your dishes get as clean as possible. You can also use a rinsing agent with this detergent as well.

For this recipe I’m making a lemon lavender is scent but you can also use some of your favorite essential oils. I love the essential oils from Young Living. I’ve been using them a little over a month now and I am obsessed with the quality. If you are also into essential oils, join my team for discounts and some extra cash! Everything you need is listed below. Enjoy!

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DIY Natural Vegan Dishwasher Detergent ingredients:

2 cups baking soda

2 cups borax

10 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil- (HERE)

10 Drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil- (HERE)



In a large bowl add ¼ cup of baking soda and your lemon and lavender essential oils. Mix well.

Add in the remaining baking soda and borax. And stir to combine.

Store in an air tight container such as a jar.

Fill the dishwasher’s soap compartment with the detergent and run it like normal. I usually use about 2 heaping tbsp.



    • You could try it! I prefer something a little more concentrated and thick for dishes. I will try and come up with something soon that is more suitable for dishes! xoxo love and hugs


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