I love this trick for cleaning my dishwasher naturally. I do this any time my dishwasher starts to get gunked up, gross or when the dishes stop getting as clean.

Vinegar- White Distilled

1 Cup Baking Soda

1-2 Tbs. Citric Acid or 1 packet Unflavored, Uncolored Kool-Aid (optional)

1 dishwasher safe container

How Cleaning Your Dishwasher Naturally Works:

Check the bottom of Dishwasher for any debris.


Place the dishwasher safe container on the top rack of the dishwasher, lid side up.


Run dishwasher on the longest hottest cycle.

After the cycle is done sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of dishwasher and run on a hot, short cycle.

Vinegar naturally kills Bacteria, Mold, Mildew, Viruses and Fungus. Plus it removes stains, cleans and deodorizes.

Safe and Natural win-win!

*TIP: Run Disposal first with hot tap water before starting the dishwasher. This keeps the lines clean since they usually share the same drain.