A few years back, I featured homemade dishwasher tabs on a guest post.  While focusing on my budget this month, I decided to make them again and wanted to share them with you!

They are easy to make, it takes less than 5 minutes! Extra bonus, they are chemical free, and inexpensive.

Here is what you will need:

Simple enough, huh?

Start by gathering everything you will need.  In addition to the ingredients, you will also need an ice-cube tray, or ice mold…something to form individual tabs.

Once the dry ingredients are combined, add in the vinegar and lemon juice.  Make sure to mix it really well, you want to make sure the ingredients are distributed evenly as possible.  Then, pack into the trays.

Make sure to not “fill” the ice-cube portion to the top, or it may not fit in your dishwasher properly.  Once in the trays, you will want it to dry for a day or two.  It must be completely dry, or it will crumble into pieces when it comes out of the tray.

That’s it!  When I put it in the dishwasher, I also throw a splash of vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher to act as a rinse aid.  DO NOT put the vinegar in the rinse aid part of the dishwasher, I have heard it can corrode the plastic.

What in home hacks do you use?



2 Thoughts on “Homemade Dishwasher Tabs

  1. Did not know you could use vinegar as a rinse aid! My little cap to my rinse aid has been broken since I bought my dishwasher so I’ll have to try this! How much do you throw in? Excited to try this one!

    • on January 26, 2015 at 6:11 pm said:

      I just splash it, so no real measurement. I would say it’s around 1/4 cup!

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