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Homemade Dishwasher Tabs

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2013, that was when I first made these. It was one of the most popular posts from the former Dolly is Cooking website.
Do you like saving money? Do you want a homemade alternative to famous name brand items? This is one of those items you should have for back up if nothing else.
  • homemade dishwasher tabs, appliances, cleaning tips, diy
Ingredients for a Single Batch
1/2 cup each Borax, Washing Soda and Epsom Salts
1 Tbs each Citric Acid and Baking Soda
2 Tbs White Vinegar 5% Acidity,
2 tsp Citrus Essential Oil. I used Orange
Silicone Mold
*Hint it would help if mold compartments fit the dishwasher compartment
Container ~ Airtight with Lid and Labeled
  • homemade dishwasher tabs, appliances, cleaning tips, diy
Silicone Molds are wonderful for this project! Just make sure the compartments measure up to your dishwasher detergent dispenser.
  • homemade dishwasher tabs, appliances, cleaning tips, diy
Dry them in the molds overnight and remove place on layered paper toweling to dry completely.
  • homemade dishwasher tabs, appliances, cleaning tips, diy
Store them in an airtight container. It can be plastic or a beautiful clear glass canister like mine. If you follow me you know I love clean sparkly glass. Things are beautiful when displayed in them. (even something you use everyday.)
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  • homemade dishwasher tabs, appliances, cleaning tips, diy

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  • Mary Beth
    Mary Beth Coraopolis, PA

    I can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Sandy Hartnett
    Sandy Hartnett Philadelphia, PA

    This is a winner! Hugs

    • Dolly Sarrio
      Dolly Sarrio Timmonsville, SC

      @Sandy Hartnett You're welcome! Hugs to you!

  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN

    Thanks! ;)

  • Kathy Gydus
    Kathy Gydus Clemmons, NC

    It's not a good idea to just "just throw them in the bottom of your dishwasher." Your dishwasher releases the tabs at a certain time in the wash cycle. Since the washer goes through a pre-wash cycle, the tabs may melt before they get a chance to

    • Dolly Sarrio
      Dolly Sarrio Timmonsville, SC

      @Kathy Gydus I took that comment off it isn't on the article on the website guess I just decided to talk on here..Anyway you are right and others might do that and get a bad result. I wouldn't want that. Thanks!

  • DORLIS
    DORLIS Silex, MO

    I usually put some baking soda in bottom of washer ever once a while or it developes a musty odor. Thanks for letting me know.

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