I have been going back and forth trying different recipes for dishwasher detergent over the last few months. I made some of my own “liquid” dishwasher detergent, but it was SO SO SO SO SOOOO THICK and it was nearly impossible to pour every time we went to start a load of dishes. It was driving us a little nuts.
I have been a bit leery to make dishwasher detergent tabs. I don’t know why, but I just thought they weren’t going to do the job. But, I got kind of desperate and so I looked up a few recipes and played around with some ingredients myself and gave these a try. I had all the ingredients on hand and they took about 5-10 minutes to make… so I figured I really had nothing to lose.
Once they were ready, I put them to the test and ran a load of dishes and I was SO EXCITED because HOLY COW – these tabs did the JOB! My dishes came out super sparkly and clean. I realize this is such a nerdy thing to be excited about, but I was REALLY happy with how they came out. And they’ve continued to do a GREAT job.
A bonus? THEY’RE INSANELY CHEAP. I did the math, and they are about $0.09-$0.15 cents a load! So, you are saving money, too!!
Here’s what the tabs look like when they’re finished:
Just to show you – they really clean SO well! Honestly better than anything I have ever bought at the store. No filmy residue and my glasses are sparkling clean!
What about you? Will you give these a try? Have you ever made your own dishwasher detergent tabs? What other home products have you made yourself lately?