While some people are still debating on whether dishwasher rinse aids are essential or not, the majority find rinse aids very helpful to bring sparkle and shine back to the dishes.
Whatever is the case, we cannot argue on the fact that the use of rinse aids results in drier and cleaner dishes. In fact, in this article, we will be reviewing the 17 best DIY ideas on how to make a rinse aid for your dishwasher. After all, who doesn’t love saving money?
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1. Homemade Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid
This blog initially gives you necessary information on how the banning of phosphates in the detergents has led to detergents being less effective and how rinse aids have been saving our dishes from getting cloudy and wet.
It further contains instructions on how to make a citric acid-based rinse aid. As a bonus, the end of the blog also features a section where you can get a free e-book on ‘7 Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes That Really Work’.
2. DIY Natural DISHWASHING RINSE AID Recipe Tutorial
In this YouTube video, you’ll find information on why and which ingredients on the store-bought rise aids are toxic. Overall, the Youtuber in this video has researched well on rinse aids and will give you a DIY recipe that is natural as well as cheap.
The channel also features some more DIYs on how to make natural dish soap, dish detergents, and many such cleaning DIYs. If you abide by the fact that cleaners must be toxin-free and biodegradable, you ought to check these DIYs.
3. CHEAP DIY Homemade Rinse Aid
If you’re not in the mood of watching a full YouTube video or reading some lengthy blogposts tirelessly, this video will provide you with the recipe to make a cheap rinse aid within the first few seconds.
So, grab your cups, spoons, ingredients, as well as other essential items and start your DIY right away!
4. Amazingly Effective DIY Dishwasher Rinse Aid
Along with DIY instructions, this blogpost also gives you an idea of the ingredients and their purposes. It also features a printable dishwasher rinse aid label.
You can also find other related DIYs that includes DIY dishwasher detergent tabs in their related post section.
5. Making Homemade Rinse Aid for Dishwasher
Using white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, citric acid, a few drops of lemon essential oil, and food coloring, the woman in this YouTube video creates an effective DIY rinse aid to use along with homemade dishwashing tabs in her dishwasher.
When one viewer in the comment section asked if the rinse aid was effective, the Youtuber reported that it has been working beautifully. So, you might as well give this recipe a try.
6. Replace Your Dishwasher Rinse Agent with This Frugal Substitute
Are you annoyed that you there’s always one or two ingredients missing to attempt a rinse aid DIY? This blog has the most straightforward DIY ever. I wouldn’t even call it DIY since all you will have to do is fill your rinse aid dispenser well with white vinegar.
If you want to learn further on white vinegar makes such an effective rinse aid, go ahead and read the blog post. Some more bonus tips to keep your dishes clean effectively awaits you.
7. Homemade Rinse Aid: Simple, Environmentally Friendly and Cheap
As the title suggests, this blog post features a DIY rinse aid recipe that consists of three basic, cheap, and environmentally friendly ingredients; citric acid, water, and alcohol.
To know how much ingredients to weigh and the order they are put, read the ‘ingredients’ and ‘preparation’ sections in the article.
8. Super Simple Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid
If you have no idea how much you will save if you used the dishwasher rinse aid recipe given in the blog post, make sure to read ‘How much can you save?’ section in the post.
Mark my words, you’ll be surprised to see the total percentage of savings you can make once you start using the recipe.
9. Homemade Natural Jet Dry (Rinse Aid): 2 Ingredients, 5 Minutes, And .30 Per Bottle
Can you believe this? The blogger of ‘The thrifty couple’ has been using this simple two ingredients formula to prepare a DIY rinse aid for almost eight years. The reviews in the comments section are pretty assuring as well.
This DIY recipe might be perfect for you as it’s cheap, effective, takes 5 minutes to prepare, and the ingredients are natural as well.
10. Thieves Dishwasher Powder and Rinse Aid Hack!
In the YouTube video, the Youtuber shares with you some amazing Thieves dishwasher powder and rinse aid hacks. In the video, she also shows you the detailed procedure on how to make a DIY rinse aid.
Furthermore, in this video, the Youtuber uses a jar for the measurement of water. So, if you don’t have some fancy measuring cups handy, watch this video instead.
11. Vinegar as a Dishwasher Rinse Aid
This short blog post guides you on how and why you can use white vinegar as a substitute for a rinse-aid. On the comment sections of this blog, many people have vouched on how effectively vinegar has worked as a substitute rinse aid for them.
Most importantly, if you wanted to make a DIY rinse aid as a result of lack of environmentally friendly or toxin-free rise aids, in this blog post, you’ll find a fragrance and dyes free commercial rinse aid as well.
12. Home Made Dishwasher Rinse Aid Recipe
In this rinse aid recipe, you’ll be using fresh mint and rosemary in addition to the regular rinse aid DIY ingredients. An extra touch of these herbs will enhance the fragrance of your natural rinse aid.
This blog does not contain extra unnecessary information and has to the point ‘What you will need’ and ‘What to do’ section. So, if you’re in a hurry, this is the post you will want to give a read.
13. I TRIED ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES TO RINSE AID—HERE’S WHAT I LEARNED
Though not exactly a DIY post, the author of this post shares her experience on what she learned after using eco-friendly DIY alternatives to a rinse aid.
On top of that, she also shares a few expert-recommended invaluable tips on how to get rid of hard water spots on your dishes. She further gives you an insight into ways to encourage your dishes to come out of the dishwasher cleaner and drier.
14. Homemade Jet Dry for Your Dishwasher
This blog post claims that its recipe works as effectively as jet dry or any other commercial rinse aid brands available in the market. It contains not one, but two rinse aid recipes in a single post. Amazing, right?
So, if you’re in a mood to mix four ingredients to prepare a rinse aid, or if you’re feeling lazy to measure and combine each one of these and want to follow along a simple two-ingredient recipe, either way, this blog post caters to your need.
15. DIY NATURAL DISHWASHER RINSE AID
From the amount of money you will save by using alternative natural rinse aid to the most common question such as ‘Can I use an apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar?’, this post answers it all.
If you have a lot of questions regarding DIY dishwasher rinse aids, this article is a must-read. On top of that, this post features a simple two-ingredient recipe to make a natural dishwasher rinse aid.
16. HOW TO MAKE SCENTED VINEGAR FOR CLEANING
This DIY looks like it is extremely fun to make. In this blog post, you’ll get to learn how to make citrus-infused vinegar with herbs. This recipe can be used not only as a rinse aid but can also be incorporated into numerous other cleaning routines.
If you’re intrigued by this idea, go check the post out! You’ll be amazed to see 20 different cleaning applications of this recipe. Furthermore, the writer also shares with you some fantastic tips you can follow while making the scented vinegar.
17. Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid ~ Important Update
If you are planning to make a vinegar-based dishwasher rinse aid, I recommend you to go through this blog post at least once.
Although there is no recipe on how to make a DIY rinse aid on this post, the writer of this blog post has shared some invaluable information on the consequences of using vinegar as a rinse aid.
However, she also has given a tip to her readers on how to continue using vinegar as a rinse aid without damaging the rinse aid dispenser.
All these 17 recipes are incredibly useful as well as effortless to make. Your days of investing a considerable amount of money on small commercial rinse aid bottles are now over.
Once you start using DIY rinse aids, you’ll be surprised to know how much money you’ll be saving. So, grab the essential ingredients and start making your own dishwasher rinse aid!