These all-natural, homemade dishwasher tablets are easy to make and work just as well as the shop ones, at a fraction of the cost.
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Homemade Dishwasher Tablets


  • 1 cup (300g) Washing Soda
  • 1 cup (250g) Citric Acid
  • ½ cup (140g) Salt
  • 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Lime Essential Oil


  • Add 1 cup of washing soda (about 300g) to a large glass bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of citric acid (about 250g) to the bowl.
  • Add ½ cup of salt (about 140g).
  • Add your Essential Oils if using. I added 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and 10 drops of Lime Essential Oil.
  • Place some distilled water in a small spray bottle and spray the mixture lightly before stirring. You need to add the water slowly as you don't want the mixture to start fizzing too much.
  • Keep spraying and stirring until the mixture just starts to clump together in your hands.
  • Press the mixture into your moulds, silicon work best. 
  • Let the mixture dry for about 24 hours before popping out.
  • Place in an airtight container.
  • Use one tablet per load.