Homemade Dishwasher Tablets

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Back in March I made a homemade dishwasher soap recipe. It is what I’ve used to clean my dishes since. It’s lasting forever- we’re still using the same batch.

The longer I used it the more I thought about how great it would be to turn it into tablets. I knew it had to be simple.

Here is how I did it.

Homemade Dishwasher Soap Recipe (tablets) 2

You Will Need:

Take the clean silicone mold and add 1 TBS of homemade dishwasher soap to each mold.

Fill each mold square one by one.

No worries if there are some lumps, I will show you how we will get rid of those in a minute.

Homemade Dishwasher Soap Tablets Recipe

Grab your water, tablespoon and the essential oil.

young living purification essential oil

Put one drop of Purification oil in each square over the detergent mixture.

Purification has amazing purifying properties and it smells awesome!

use essential oil in your Homemade Dishwasher Soap Recipe

Use the spoon and add water to each square.

ONLY ADD like 1/4th of a TBS of water at a time. A little water will go a long way. It may not look like it, but it will.

Homemade Dishwasher Tablet Soap Recipe

Use the spoon to kind of chop the detergent up and work it into the water. It will all mix together.  Add a drop or so of water if you need to.

Once it is all well combine use the back of the spoon to press the detergent tightly into the mold.

make diy dishwashing tablets

Let it sit for 24-48 hours on the counter to dry 100%.

Once the tablets are dry they will pop right out of the mold and there will be no water residue left behind in the mold.

They pop out super easy.

homemade tablets for the dishwasher

Put the in a container and store them on your counter.

homemade dishwashing soap recipe for tablets

How easy was that?!

I love it better than scooping it out and it keeps the detergent from clumping and sticking together.

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  1. That looks so easy! I’ve been looking around for a dishwashing detergent to make but haven’t found any I like. This looks great! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Weekend Wind Down 🙂

  2. Awesome idea! I tried it today and the dry powder foamed when I went to put the drops of water in. Normal?

  3. Jessica Locastro says:

    do you have to put the purification in ? what does it do that you would have to? I like the original dry recipe you made but would be cool to do the tablets but didn’t want to get into buying essential oils at the moment???????is it just for smell?

    1. Purification oil is not a must, but it is a great sanitizing oil to add. I love the smell of it too, but use it for the purifying element of natural cleaning.

  4. When I tried this, it foamed A LOT!! so much so that I just dumped the tray. Instead, I added the essential oil (30 drops for each 1 1/2 C. powder) to the blender with the dry ingredients. Then I spooned it into the mold and pressed it down tight with the back of a spoon. After about an hour I removed them from the mold. Since I only have one mold, I was then able to make more! I am going to let them sit out for a day before I put them away. Thanks for the excellent recipe!

    1. Weird. I did not get a lot of foaming. Which essential oil blend did you us and was it therapeutic grade?

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