Going the reduced-chemical route in your cleaning products can often be pricey af. Try this effective and cheap homemade dishwasher detergent recipe!
1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup salt
3 tablespoons lemonade mix (in case you’re like “wtf?”, it’s the citric acid we’re after)
Mix it all up and use 1-2 tablespoons per load.