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How to Make Homemade Lemongrass Dishwasher Tablets

By Bargz Oils September 20, 2019


Things you will need:

- 1 cup of washing soda
- 3 tablespoons of salt
- ½ cup of water
- 45 drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Silicone mold


The dishwasher is probably one of your favorite appliances at home. Why not? Dishwashing can be a tough job especially when you are very busy and the plates, forks, and spoons are stacked up in the kitchen. If you have a dishwasher, simply place all your dirty dishes inside, add the detergent and let the machine do its job.             

Today, instead of gels and powders, there are detergents in the form of tablets that are created specifically for dishwashers. They are commonly known as dishwasher tablets and they contain bleaches, builders, enzymes and surfactants. These powerful dishwasher tablets enable the dishwasher to scrub off tough residues from the bottom of pans.





1. Using dishwasher tablets is more convenient because you don’t need to worry about measuring how much detergent powder to use. You don’t have to risk spilling liquid detergent. Most modern dishwashers have a special chamber built for tablets. You can simply place one tablet in the dispenser for a hassle-free washing. 

2. Powders, gels, and liquids are prone to waste. Dishwasher tablets are more economic because they are pre-measured. One tablet is enough for one wash. For fewer dishes, you can cut the tablet in half and save the other half for the next wash. 

3. One dishwasher tablet can leave your dishes squeaky clean, smelling fresh with a subtle, fruity scent. You can also choose from different fragrance options. 

4. These small tablets are powerful enough to remove stains and grease. 

5. It is very easy to store dishwasher tablets in a jar because of their compact size. 


               Making homemade dishwasher tablets is easy and needs only a few ingredients. Instead of using toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrances, you can use essential oils and other natural ingredients. All-natural dishwasher tablets are safer for people and more environment-friendly. They reduce the amount of soap and chemicals entering the water supply and eases the pressure on water treatment plants. 


The three important ingredients of this homemade dishwasher tablets are salt, washing soda essential oil.

1. Salt softens the water as it flows into the cleaning chamber. 

2. Washing soda is a common cleaning ingredient. It is sometimes called soda ash. It can remove greasy build-up from pots and pans and stains from ceramics. Washing soda can be used around the house for general cleaning. 

3. Finally, essential oils add fragrance to the dishwasher tablets. But not only that, most essential oils have antiseptic properties, perfect for cleaning. For this homemade dishwasher tablet, lemongrass is used but other essential oils like orange or lavender can also be used based on your scent preference. Lemongrass is antibacterial and antifungal and has a subtle yet amazing scent perfect for dishes and utensils. 



1. Combine washing soda and salt in a bowl.

2. Add water and lemongrass essential oil into the dry mixture and stir well.

3. Put a clump of the mixture into a silicone mold and press firmly. Scrape away the excess. 

4. Let the tablets set to dry overnight or up to 24 hours. 

5. Pop the dishwasher tablets out of the mold and store them in a container.



               To use, simply place one tablet into the dishwasher soap tray and wash the dishes as you normally would. Enjoy sparkly clean dishes thoroughly washed using an all-natural lemongrass dishwasher tablet. 

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