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DIY Dishwasher Tablets

Cook: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Save money and keep your dishes sparkling with these DIY essential oil dishwasher tablets! No artificial fragrances or harsh chemicals, and they cost a fraction of the store-bought version.



  • Combine washing soda, borax, baking soda, and Epsom salts in a medium-size bowl.
  • Add vinegar. It will fizz a bit, but that is just the vinegar reacting with the baking soda. Mix well.
  • Mix in the essential oils and food coloring.
  • Finish mixing everything together until a small ball can be formed when you squeeze it in your hand.
  • Press the mixture firmly in ice cube tray or mold. Allow to dry completely. You can set it outside in the sun a few hours, or let it sit overnight.


Important: It’s a good idea to be sure your tablets will fit the compartment in your dishwasher before you put the mixture into a mold.
Use these DIY dishwasher tablets exactly how you’d use the ones you buy in the store.
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