Dishwasher Tablets & Powder

Dishwasher Tablets & Powder

Making your own dishwasher tablets can be an easy and cost-effective way to keep your dishes clean without relying on store-bought products that may contain harmful chemicals. In this article, we'll share a simple recipe for making your own dishwasher tablets at home.


Option 1: Make a Dish Powder


  • 1 cup (250g) Washing soda
  • 1 cup (250g) Sodium percarbonate


  • Mixing bowl
  • Airtight container for storage


500g which is approx. 20 loads.


Simply mix equal parts washing soda and percarbonate, store in an airtight container and you are done! 

How much to use:

Add 1 tablespoon (25g) directly in the detergent compartment of your dishwasher.


Over the years this recipe has been revised and simplified to just 2 powerhouse ingredients. You can also add other alkali powders like borax, bicarb and soap flakes and test some options that may work best for you.


Option 2: Make Dish Tablets


  • 1/2 cup Washing soda
  • 1/2 cup Sodium percarbonate
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Soap Flakes


  • Mixing bowl
  • Ice cube tray
  • Airtight container for storage


Approx. 12-16 tablets based on size of ice cube tray.


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl taking care not the breath the raised dust.
  2. Add the essential oil drops and slowly add water to the mixture until it resembles wet sand.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into ice cube trays or a silicone mould of your choice.
  4. Leave the mixture to dry for at least 24 hours or until hard.
  5. Pop the tablets out of the mould and store them in an airtight container.


What's better powder or tablets?

We find the powder works better as it can spread throughout the dishes, dissolve more evenly & quicker. However, the dishwasher tablets are convenient, still super effective & they make for great grout & oven cleaners. So, in the end it really is a personal preference.


For best results

Use a rinse aid in the dishwasher to leave glass streak free and neutralise any leftover soap. Check out these natural Rinse Aid Solutions here.




That's it! Now you have your very own homemade dishwasher solution that are free from harmful chemicals.

Making your own dishwasher tablets is an easy and fun DIY project that can save you money while keeping your dishes clean and free from harmful chemicals. Give it a try and let us know how it works for you!




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