I am not even sure where I got this recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent. I know that years ago eco-friendly dishwasher soap was not readily available in the grocery store and when I could find it it was expensive. I can only be as environmentally friendly as my limited budget will allow so sometimes I have to find ways of doing things more economically...in this case making my own.
Many people know that they can make homemade laundry detergent but not so many know about homemade dishwasher soap.
This will cut grease on your dishes. You will get a better result if you fill the rinse agent reservoir in your dishwasher with distilled white vinegar. It will leave your dishes grease free, shiny, and it isn't at all hard on your vintage and antique items.
But the major benefit goes to your wallet. It cost less than a penny a load to make, or 50 loads of dishes for just 50 cents. Now, that's frugal!