Dishwasher tablets

After testing the tablets to clean the toilet, I thought it would also be possible to make my own dishwasher tablets or even a powder.

Tested and approved, here is the recipe to make homemade dishwasher tablets:

Products and materials for making dishwasher tablets:

Products and Equipment dishwasher tablets

You will need a container, an icetray, a mixing utensil 🙂 and a jar to keep the tablets.

  • Coarse salt – 60g
  • Baking soda – 60g
  • Citric acid – 60g
  • Soda crystals – 60g
  • Lemon essential oil (or another, if you want another smell for your dishwasher tablets) 🙂

Steps for making your homemade dishwasher tablets:

  • Start by mixing all the powders (salt, baking soda, citric acid and soda crystals).
  • Then add about twenty drops of your essential oil and gently mix. If it foams a lot, wait for the mixture to fall back down.
  • Add a little bit of water (a teaspoon to begin with) to moisten the powder and mix gently.
  • Make balls with the mixture to fill the icetray. If you are unable to form a ball in your hands, add a little more water.
  • Fill the icetray and compress the powder, otherwise the tablets will not stay in shape.
  • Let it dry for several hours and press the tablets down with your fingers from time to time to tighten the powder.
  • The tablets are ready when you can unmold them by turning the icetray upside down.

Store the tablets in a closed jar 🙂

For use, as with industrial tablets, place one in the tray provided for this purpose 🙂 If your tablets become powder in the jar over time, the powder will work the same way! We’re not wasting anything 😀

Edit: When we were moving from our place, I had no more tablets but didn’t have time to make some so I just use the mix of powders as my dishwasher powder. Saves time and energy for the same result 🙂

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