Homemade Dishwasher Tablets

5 January 2006  |  Jo

Look at these amazing dishwasher tablets I made. I found the recipe here but changed it a little as I didn't have certain ingredients. However, I have still seen reasonably good results in my dishwasher.

26 tbsp bicarbonate of soda

15 drops lemon essential oil

6 tbsp salt

8oz water

A dash of apple cider vinager
I mixed the bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and added the lemon essential oil.

Then I added the water, apple cider vinegar a mixed really well until it formed a paste. I added this mixture to my space invaders ice cube tray. Think they look pretty neat too!

I then allowed this to set over night and placed in the fridge the next day for a few hours. Look! How cool are these...

I added four of these to the dishwasher. It does clean your plates and cutlery well but it did leave a residue on glasses. A good way to avoid plastic packaging, affordable and prevents harmful chemicals from entering our water system.