Saturday, August 18, 2012



16 cups of water
1 1/2 cups WASHING Soda (this is NOT baking soda)
1 cup Borax
1/2 cup Dr. Brenner's Pure Liquid Castile Soap (fragrance of your choice)
¼ cup TSP  (A powdered cleaner found in the paint department, it is generally used to clean wood before painting.)


1) Bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in washing soda, borax, TSP and liquid castile soap until dissolved.

2) Allow to cool.

3) Pour cooled dishwasher soap into containers of your choice. It will "gel" up over next 24 - 48 hours. Be sure to leave headspace in your containers to allow shaking before using.

To use:

Give dishwasher soap a good shake to make sure everything is mixed well and to make it easy to pour out.

Use 1 rounded tablespoon in the closed soap dispenser. This batch will last a long time! –There are 256 tablespoons in a gallon!

**Both Washing Soda and Borax are available in the laundry aisle at the grocery store. I couldn’t find Dr. Brenner's Pure Liquid Castile Soap locally, so ordered from Amazon.  It comes in many fragrance choices.


  1. Have you used this? I was wondering how well it works. Also, what is TSP? Wondering about the ingredients and how safe it is for dishes.

    1. TSP is known as Tri Sodium Phosphate.

  2. can we not use the TSP in the recipe ?? or will the recipe not work out right with out the TSP.?