If you haven’t noticed, I have been very interested in making my own cleaning supplies. I have been amazed at how easy it has been to make them as well as how much money it will be saving us. The one thing that will be saving us a ton of money is dishwasher tabs. Those little things can add up quickly in a month and I hate to do dishes by hand.
When the tabs are done drying, I placed them in a glass jar with a screw on lid. This will help keep moisture out of the jar. I added a chalkboard label to make it look cute while it sits on my counter.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 2 cups of Washing Soda
- 2 cups of Borax
- 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
- 1/2 cup White Vinegar
- 20 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- Molds – I used these silicone square molds, but you can use ice cube trays or egg cartons.
Church & Dwight Co 03020 Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz.Borax 20 Mule Team Detergent Booster, 65 Oz.Morton Coarse Kosher Salt – 3 Lb Box by Morton SaltHeinz White Vinegar Distilled – 128 ozWilton 2105-4923 24-Cavity Silicone Brownie Squares Baking Mold
- Mix all your ingredients in large bowl. The vinegar will cause some fizzing so pour it in slowly.
- Once it is all combined, you will notice that is starting to clump. Press your mixture into your mold. Allow the tabs to dry about 24 hours before removing them from the molds. Using the molds I had, I got about 40 dishwasher tabs.
Place one dishwasher tab in the soap area of your dishwasher. I add a 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the bottom of my dishwasher to help with cloudy dishes due to hard water. You can also but the vinegar in a cup on the top rack right side up.
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