We’ve been making our own Homemade Laundry Detergent for years, why not make homemade dishwasher detergent tabs as well? These are inexpensive, you simply make more when you need them, they help to remove harsh chemicals from your home and they are better for the planet. What’s not to love?
If you’ve made the Homemade Laundry Detergent, chances are you have all of the ingredients you’ll need. Try it, and let me know what you think!
How to Make Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tabs
For this recipe you’ll need:
- 1 cup Washing Soda
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1 cup Lemon Juice
- 1/2 cup Borax
- 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
- Ice Cube Trays
This literally could not get any easier. First, you’ll want to add the washing soda, baking soda, borax and the salt in a bowl. Slowly add the lemon juice and mix with a whisk for about one minute.
Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray, being careful not to make them so large that they won’t fit into your dishwasher slot.
Let them dry outside (weather permitting) in the trays for about 24 hours, pop them out and you’re done. This batch of homemade dishwasher detergent tabs should yield about 2 trays, so about 32 loads of dishes depending on the size of your ice cube trays.
Just a few minutes of work and you’re saving money, a trip to the store and the planet! Look at you, saver! 😉