Dishwasher Powder/Tablets Recipe

Making your own natural homemade dishwasher detergent is as easy as making a cup of tea – once you have found the right recipe that works for you & your dishwasher. I have tested many recipes in numerous dishwashers, with numerous cycles & filthy dishes. I admit some were a bit hit & miss – so I can’t stress enough how you need to test a few recipes & not give up on you first go.

If this is your first time making your own dishwasher tablets then you may want to have a read of this blog first  - READ HERE - it has a couple of other recipes you can try out & a bit of a story around what to expect.


  • 1/2 cup Washing Soda
  • 1/3 cup Organic Coconut Soap Flakes
  • 1/4 cup Crystal Clear Percarbonate

If you're going to make tablets you will also need

  • 3-5 tablespoons water
  • Essential Oils *Optional


  1. Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl & mix well - taking care not to breathe in any of the raised dust
  2. If you plan to just make dishwasher powder - stop here & store your creation in an airtight container
  3. Continuing on for the dishwasher tablets - in a separate cup, combine the Essential Oils & water
  4. Working quickly, add the infused water & combine the ingredients with the back of a spoon until it resembles wet sand (not a cake mix). It's ready when the mixture holds when presses between your fingers. NOTE: You may feel the mixture heat up a tiny bit because of the reactions.
  5. Add approx 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of your mixture to each compartment in an ice cube tray & compress firmly
  6. Let dry (preferably overnight) then pop them out & store.


This will make approx. 25 tablets or 250g of powder.
For the powder recipe: use 1 heaped teaspoon (approx.10g) per load

Other Notes

For best results use diluted Citric Acid or Vinegar in the Rinse Aid compartment.

Grab what you need

We have the ingredients you need in various sizes & plastic free packaging, buy online for Australia wide delivery.

"I feel like empowered not having to buy supermarket dishwasher tablets, it's not only better for the environment but for my hip pocket too" Annette L

Did you know there are around 30+ different ingredients in a commercial dishwasher tablet.
They also include micro-plastics which further damage our

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