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DIY Essential Oils Dishwasher Tabs

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When you take the time to load and then run the dishwasher, you want to have clean, shiny dishes without spots or remnants of food on them right? Sometimes the store bought tabs for the dishwasher don’t work efficiently and I have to either re-run the dishes through or wash them by hand. There is a solution, though! Make your own dishwasher tabs with a few ingredients and essential oils for sparkly clean dishes!

DIY Essential Oils Dishwasher Tabs

DIY Essential Oils Dishwasher Tabs

DIY Essential Oil Dishwasher Tabs

Step 1: Add washing soda to a medium size bowl

Step 2: Add borax

Step 3: Add baking soda

Step 4: Add Epsom salt or table salt, sea salt or coarse Kosher salt.

Step 5: Add essential oil(s)

Step 6: Add food coloring

Step 7: Add vinegar. It will fizz a bit, but that is just the vinegar reacting with the baking soda. Remember those volcano experiments in school?!

Step 8: mix together well until you can form a small ball when you squeeze it in your hand.

Step 9: Press firmly into ice cube tray or mold. Allow to dry completely. I usually let it sit in the sun for a few hours. If drying inside, it is best to leave overnight to make sure it is completely dry.

These dishwasher tabs will make you dishes sparkly and clean. They use ingredients that are safe for dishwashers and work better than the store bought ones. I’ve been using these for awhile now and really love them!

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Dana Rodriguez

Monday 9th of July 2018

This is a fantastic idea. I use essential oils often.

amanda skeens

Sunday 8th of July 2018

This is such an amazing idea

Linda Manns Linneman

Sunday 8th of July 2018

I can't wait to give this a try. It sounds like a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this.


Saturday 7th of July 2018

These are so nice, and I had no idea you can make your own dishwasher tabs. I'd love to try it, and make some as gifts, too.

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