It’s not hard to make your own dishwashing powder and washing powder in your mixer once you know what you need!
I have spent weeks and weeks researching this topic to create my own recipe. You would think this is quite simple but there is a bit you need to know. Everything is explained in the below links.
Before I go on, if you have a favorite brand of powder/liquid for clothes or dish cleaning and are absolutely in love with it, making your own will be a big leap. The consistency is different, the smell is different and its less sudsy. The store bought ones are a lot more powerful but that is because they use powerful chemicals such as bleach. I have experimented using this powder on baby clothes, kids clothes and a load of dirty tea towels and fabric place mats. It worked well. They dont smell as nice as my perfumed store bought liquid but I can deal with that as I’m saving money and using less chemicals.
Below are links to my instructions for making your own easily at home, saving money and knowing exactly what it is your powders.