Homemade Essential Oil Dishwasher Tabs

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We all want sparkling and shiny dishes and glasses...the FIRST time they go through the dishwasher.

Don't you hate opening your dishwasher expecting to find clean dishes and instead find caked on food on the plates and water spots on the silverware and glasses? Dirty dishes AFTER they’ve already been washed? That’s not fun!

We know store-bought solutions exist, but there is a natural, non-toxic dishwasher detergent you can make at home that really works. Try Homemade Essential Oil Dishwasher Tabs.

Why LOVE Homemade Essential Oil Dishwasher Tabs

  • All-natural
  • Cuts through grease and stuck-on food to clean dishes
  • Gets silverware shiny and glasses sparkling
  • No spots!
  • Has the fresh, bright, refreshing smell of essential oils
  • Can be made using this easy DIY recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to make
  • Saves money versus store-bought solutions

Homemade Essential Oil Dishwasher Tabs Ingredients

Washing Soda

– This powerful cleaner raises the cleaning pH to help break down food and grease and softens the water to reduce spots, leaving your glasses and silverware shiny and sparkly.


– Hard water deposits can leave spots behind on your clean dishes; adding salt softens the water and reduces pesky spots.

Citric Acid

– This versatile cleaner boosts dishwasher detergent to help get rid of stuck-on food, suspends hard water deposits to keep them off your dishes, and assists in smooth rinsing at the end of the cycle.

Citrus Essential Oils

– Dual benefit of cutting through grease to get plates clean, and makes the clean dishwasher load smell great. Try orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime essential oils. (Find Viaje Essential Oils here)

Make Homemade Essential Oil Dishwasher Tabs in 8 Steps

Step 1:

Add 1 cup of super washing soda to a glass bowl.

Step 2:

Add 1/4 cup of salt.

Step 3:

Add 1/2 cup citric acid powder

Step 4:

Add 40 drops of citrus essential oil, then mix and use back of wooden spoon to break up any clumps.

Step 5:

Spray 2-3 tablespoons water into the mixture, stirring as you add the water. Tip: don’t add the water too quickly or the washing soda and citric acid will fizz and react too much. Slower is better.

Step 6:

Once the mixture is the consistency of slightly damp sand, stop adding water. the mixture should clump together when you squeeze it, but fall apart if you drop the clump into the bowl. If it’s too wet, don’t worry, you can add more washing soda to dry it out. If it’s not wet enough, spritz it with a little more water.

Step 7:

Scoop the mixture into a silicone mold or ice cube tray. Firmly press the mixture into the mold.

Step 8:

Let dry and harden overnight. When completely dry, pop out of the silicone mold and put them into an airtight container.

Source: https://oneessentialcommunity.com/diy-natural-dishwasher-tabs-recipe-essential-oil/

Editor’s Note/Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only; does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Diffuser World, Inc.; and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.

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