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DIY Dishwasher Tablets

Don’t you just hate having to buy household items that you end up just throwing away? Things like toilet paper, paper towels…and dishwasher tablets? Well, l’m about to let you in on a life changing, money saving secret- how to make your own dishwasher tablets!
These are super easy to make and keep my dishwasher spotless!
The ingredients:
1 cup Arm and Hammer Washing Soda
1 cup Baking Soda
1 cup Kosher Salt (more or less, the purpose is to reduce water
spotting. if your water is soft you can use less)
3 TBS. Lemon Juice
1 cup water
Mix all ingredients and pour a shallow amount into ice cube or other
small trays that will fit your dishwashers soap dispenser.
(I have some nifty, tiny plastic squares I got at the
dollar store that fit my dishwasher just right).
These don’t shrink as they dry, so whatever you pour is what the size will be.
Allow to dry for 24 hours, or until all liquid is absorbed.
Pop out of the mold and store in an airtight container.

To see more: http://oneashhomestead.com/2015/01/diy-dishwasher-tabs/

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Sep 30, 2015

    Very cool idea- this will save me a bundle on detergent!

  • Jean Luby
    Jean Luby Canada
    on Sep 30, 2015

    Tablets are convenient unless you have an aging dishwasher. I had no idea why my soap basket didn't open. This went on for a long time until repairman told me tablets don't work in older dishwasher soap dispenser. Mine is 15.

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne Canada
      on Oct 24, 2015

      @Jean Luby You can just put the tablet in the bottom of the dishwasher...I haven't used the dispenser in years.

  • Dawn Miller Emde
    Dawn Miller Emde
    on Oct 2, 2015

    Feel Blessed, we have no dishwasher or a place to install one. 😕

  • CK
    CK Mandan, ND
    on Oct 4, 2015

    So I'm thinking......Could you just use the dry ingredients mixed in the same proportions then just fill the dispenser cup(s) with the mixture?

    • DJ
      DJ Appleton, WI
      on Oct 4, 2015

      Yes, you can. Use 3 packets kool-aide unsweetened lemonade in place of the lemon juice. Store in a glass jar.

  • Valerie Fanning
    Valerie Fanning Ontario, OR
    on Oct 4, 2015

    You dont have to put the tablets in the dispenser, just throw them in the bottom of the dishwasher. It works great

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