The EASY and CHEAP Dishwasher Tabs Recipe.
Not long ago, I learned how to make my own laundry powder, with this homemade recipe.
Since then, I've been trying to get natural to all my household products!
So, I absolutely had to find a homemade recipe to make my own dishwasher tablets.
My goal was simple: to find an easy-to-make dishwasher tablet recipe with only natural ingredients.
And of course I wanted these lozenges to be also effective than those found in the supermarket while while being less expensive !
Eh yes. Before, like many people, I used to go to the supermarket to buy my dishwasher pods, like these.
But now I have found a super effective AND recipe that saves me a bunch of money every year.
After intensive internet research for effective and natural recipes, I began to try them out at home.
The first one I tried seemed to be the right one. The first wash went really well and my dishes were perfect.
But on the second wash, my glasses were fogged up, and I wasn't really happy with the result.
I've tried lots of different recipes, but always with average results. So I decided to start testing my own blends.
And there, banco! I found the magic formula :-) This recipe is cheap And she is super efficient !
Now my dishes are perfectly clean and neat, WITHOUT using toxic products. Hip hip hooray! Look :
What you need
It's not complicated. To make your own dishwasher tablets, you only need 3 ingredients, which you probably already have at home:
- 1 glass of soda crystals = cleaning power
- 1 glass of baking soda = degreasing power
- 1 large glass will reduce limescale deposits
- 1 glass of water
Note: if your water is fairly soft, reduce the amount of salt.
How to do
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients with a spoon.
2. Now add a glass of water. It will make foam! But rest assured, there is no danger.
3. Wait two minutes for the mixture to finish foaming.
4. Mix again until you get a thick texture, similar to wet sand.
5. Put the resulting mixture in ice cube trays.
6. For compact tablets, tamp the mixture with your thumbs and the back of a wooden spoon.
7. Wait 24 hours, the time for your small homemade tablets to solidify.
And There you go ! Your dishwasher tablets are already ready :-)
Easy, fast and economical, isn't it?
The best is to put them in a very dry place if possible exposed to the sun.
Once they have dried well, unmold the shelves from the bins, as you would with ice cubes.
FYI, the pastilles keep perfectly in an airtight jar.
Put a tablet in the powder container of your dishwasher, before each wash.
And that's all ! Easy as pie !
By the way, are you still buying rinse aid? So stop wasting your money right now!
The simple and effective way to save on this unnecessary expense is to use white vinegar. Check out the trick here.
Even faster recipe
If you don't want to use the "tablet system", know that you can even more simply use the mixture you obtained in step 1 as a simple powder for the dishwasher.
To use, just add 1 tablespoon of powder to the detergent drawer of your dishwasher. Then start your machine as usual.
One downside, this mixture tends to harden and leave small traces in the dishwasher detergent drawer, as is the case with commercial powder.
Not a big problem in itself, as these traces are easily cleaned with a sock filled with rice.
Conversely, homemade tablets will not leave any traces in the detergent drawer of your dishwasher.
My lozenges are homemade, with only natural ingredients. And they are as effective as commercial ones.
But are they cheaper? Let's take out the calculator to take a closer look at it:
- Soda crystals = € 6.98 per kilo = € 1.26 per glass (180 g)
- Baking soda = € 4.18 per kilo = € 0.75 per glass (180 g)
- Coarse salt = 0.66 € per kilo = 0.19 € per glass (290 g)
- Total price for making 38 tablets or 38 washing cycles = € 2.20
Let an individual price be € 0.06 per dishwasher tablet !
Compare that to my old dishwasher tablets, which cost € 6.77 for a box of 45 tablets, or € 0.15 per tablet.
Half the price! Pretty good in terms of savings, right?
Of course, you have to take into account the time and effort of the home-made.
Know that in just 10 min, I easily prepared and molded my tablets in the ice cube trays.
I don't know about you, but for me, this assessment is downright positive :-)
In no time, with little effort and very inexpensively, you too can make great homemade dishwasher tablets ... and WITHOUT toxic product !
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