So, in order to decide on what is the wisest choice (conventional or DIY dishwasher detergents) let’s see some pros and cons first.
- Easy to make
There is a simple method on how to make your own dishwasher detergent. You just need to mix all the ingredients, let it rest for some time and then it’s ready to use. You can make one that will last you for a week in less than 30 minutes. What’s more, all the ingredients needed are usually available at most stores.
- It is Eco-friendly
Depending on the detergent recipe you go for, at a penny or so per load, you simply cannot beat homemade dishwasher detergent. The ingredients are affordable and you don’t need any special tools to make it.
- Cleans as well if not better than a conventional detergent.
- Finding the best ingredients is not easy if you live in a small town with limited stores. But you can always buy them online.
- Borax, a very common ingredient used in making homemade detergent, does contain a certain level of toxicity despite being natural.
- Sometimes the detergent you make may fail to clean your dishes properly.
Though homemade dishwasher detergent is safe and environmental friendly, it does not mean that it is the best at getting your dishes sparkling clean. Most people still prefer the organic detergent you can find in stores.
There are many all-natural and affordable dishwasher detergents available on the market, so, at the end of the day, the choice is yours.