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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tablets Recipe

This homemade dishwasher soap recipe is placed in molds to form tablets that you can place in your dishwasher detergent dispenser.



  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 1 cup borax
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 20 drops lemongrass essential oil


  • Stir all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl, mix them thoroughly. Using a whisk really mixes everything well and keeps it from clumping up.
  • Add the essential oil(s) and mix well again to distribute through your mixture.
  • Very slowly add vinegar a little at a time, stirring until well mixed. It will bubble some as you mix, it’s a simple scientific reaction really! The mixture should clump and hold well when squeezed in your hands.
  • Press firmly into the silicone mold, remember to use one with small enough shapes so that they will fit in your dishwasher tab door.
  • Allow to dry over several hours or overnight until completely hardened.
  • Carefully pop them out of the mold and place in a jar for storage- keep them dry until ready for use. 
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