Pour two cups of borax in the jar, add the lemonade packets, then a little more borax (you don't want the soap and lemonade to touch), add a couple drops of dish soap and finally add two cups of washing soda. Put the lid on, shake it all up and its ready to use. We put about an eighth of a cup in for one load.
Just half the recipe for a pint.
Some of the reasons we make our own detergent is; it's cheaper, and we know the ingredients in it.
So that's what we do for dishwasher detergent.
If you try it, comment and tell me how it works for you :).
[A note from Bethany: Mmm... :) Doesn't that look like powdered sugar?]
Our family has been using this recipe for about five years now and it works great! It's very simple and easy to make. [A note from Bethany: Before we started making our own, we bought a creamy yellow detergent that was lemon scented. One time Naomi and I told Emily that it was lemon frosting and she tasted it! This was, of course, several years ago. Needless to say, it didn't taste as good as it looked or smelled :p]