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Homemade Dishwasher Pods


Borax (20 Mule Team)      1 cup

Washing Soda      1 cup

Epson Salt    1/4 cup

Vinegar    1/4 cup

Lemon Juice    1/4 cup

Essential Oils(optional)   20 drops


  • Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl

  • Mix well to ensure all items are thoroughly mixed

  • Add the vinegar and Lemon Juice (this will start to fizz, that's okay - it's normal)

  • Mix well - Work fast now, because the mixture will start to dry out

  • As an option, now you can add your essential oils.  I prefer lemon, but orange or any citrus works well.

  • Quickly scoop mixture into ice trays and press down to pack to make it as solid as possible

  • Let sit overnight to dry out

  • Pop out of ice trays and store in a jar with a tight sealing lid.

To Use

  • Add one tab to dishwasher detergent holder before each wash

  • Optional: you can add a quarter cup of white vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher before each wash if you notice "cloudiness" or "spots" on your dishes.

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