I use this myself and it does work well...I also use vinegar for my rinse agent to remove any residue instead of the drying agents you can but at the store (like Jet Dry etc)
ok here are the recipes:
Powder Recipe #1 ( this is the one I personally use )
1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup Borax
to use place 2 tbsp in soap dispenser
Powder Recipe #2
1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Borax
For the above two recipes:
Mix thoroughly and store in a plastic container, use approximately 2 TBS per load.
Use vinegar in the rinse compartment as a rinse agent to help prevent residue
Try adding 2-3 drops essential oil
Powder Recipe #3
1/4 cup Washing Soda
1 TSP Liquid Dish Detergent
(beware liquid dishsoap BUBBLES a lot so use sparingly DO NOT ADD EXTRA to your recipe !!! I learned the hard way hahaha what a bubbly mess!!)
Double up recipe to make larger batches
Use 2 tbsp per load
Liquid Dishwasher Detergent Recipe
1 part baking soda
1 part borax
1 part water
1 drop lemon or orange essential oil per cup of detergent
Mix the ingredients thoroughly and store in a sealable jug.
Use 2 to 3 TBS per load.
If you’re having a cloudy dishes problem after using the homemade detergents:
Try adding a few drops of liquid dishsoap to the powder compartment when you add the powder.
You could also try cutting back on the amount of soap used (if you’re using 2 TBS, try cutting it back to 1 – 1 1/2 TBS).
Make sure to use vinegar in the rinse cycle