15 Innovative Dishwasher Hacks

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Make Your Own Dishwasher Tabs // from Mom4Real.
- 1/2 cup Borax
- 1/2 cup washing soda
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Kosher salt
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
- 15 drops of lemon essential oil
- 1/4 cup of water
- Ice cube tray
- Mix all ingredients together, except the water, with a whisk.
- Slowly add in the water, a little at a time using 1 tablespoon measurements. Continue adding water until you can form a loose ball. Careful not to add too much water past this point.
- Fill the ice cube tray with your mixture. Press down on each cube to eliminate any air pockets.
- Let dry for 12-24 hours. Once finished, gently turn your tray upside down and pop out the soap tabs as you would ice cubes.
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