DIY Dishwasher Detergent


DIY Dishwasher Detergent


Just finished whipping up 72 Dishwasher Tabs or Scoops.
I had left over Washing Soda from making my laundry detergent and figured I would try the Dishwasher Tabs.

These are so easy and quick to make. I used a scoop to make mine, but you can use ice cube trays as well, if you prefer the blocks.
They dry fast and you can store in a container with tight fitting lid.


What you need: 

1 cup borax powder

1 cup washing soda(not baking soda)

1/4 cup lemon juice Two ice cube trays.

  • Mix together dry ingredients. 
  • Mix well since this will be separated into cubes.
  • Then add the lemon juice this will fizz up. 
  • Put into your ice cube trays and evenly distribute over two trays. 
  • Press down and voila let sit and dry for 24 hours.

Here is the cost break down for me. I lucked out and Borax was on sale. 4.99 for borax 2kg which is 8.45 cups equals .59 per cup(regular price is .83/cup) 5.79 for washing soda 3kg which is 12.68 cups equals .46 per cup 1.99 for lemon juice 945 ml which is 3.99 cups which equals .12 for 1/4 cups 19.99 for 5 kg of Epson salt which is 23.25 cups equals .22 per 1/4 cup(bought last year) Now add that all up is 1.39 for 32 cubes equalling .04 per cube.  Regular price would’ve been .05 per tab. This is before taxes. 

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