I love making my own dishwasher tablets because it saves me a ton of money, smells divine, and gives me a sense of accomplishment and control over my choices. Not to mention that a mason jar of these hanging out on the counter just looks pretty! They leave your dishes clean ( I use them in a combination with vinegar as my rinse aid in the dispenser) and smell so fresh and bright. These Homemade Dishwasher Tablets take less than 5 minutes to make!
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Feel free to experiment with your favorite essential oils to create a smell you love.
Homemade Dishwasher Tablets
1. Combine borax, Epsom salts, Lavender essential oil, and washing soda in a bowl until well combined.
2. Add lemon juice 1 Tbsp. at a time until mixture is damp but not soaked, you want it to hold together and not be crumbly.
3. Press mixture firmly into ice cube trays then tap on the counter to level out.
4. Allow to dry for at least 3-4 hours before removing
5. Store your homemade dishwasher tablets in an air tight container (a pretty mason jar if you have one)!
1 recipe will fill a standard ice cube tray.
Put 1 tablet in your dishwasher detergent tray.
If you have hard water you may want to add some distilled white vinegar (a natural rinse aid) to your compartment where you normally put “Jet Dry”. The vinegar is a water softener that helps prevent spotting on dishes (plus this will also help you save money).
Try out my recipe and let me know what you think!
About Jody: I am a Florida girl through and through living the semi-country, small town life. I am making my way through it with my amazing hubby, 2 beautiful kids, 2 of the best Dachshunds to ever walk the face of the earth, massive amounts of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus. I homeschool, craft, cook, scrapbook, garden, raid the thrift shops, snap 1,000’s of photos, and read when I can grab a spare minute (which is rare). You can find me blogging at Simply Southern Sunshine.
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