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.
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.