Dishwashing Tablets

Borax free Dishwashing tablets

Initially when I started with making these tablets, I used Borax. Then I started reading about if Borax is safe or not. Here is the link you can read about it. After reading about it, I decided its safe to ignore it.


1 1/2 cups citric acid
1 1/2 cups washing soda
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup kosher salt

15-20 drops lemon essential oil

Distilled water in a spray bottle.


  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl


    2. Spray little water (very little)

     3. Mix it well

     4. Fill in Ice trays (Fill little more than half. It will swell up due to water)


      5. Let it dry overnight or for a day

      6. Take it out.

** Imp: Along with this you need to put about 2 drops of normal dishwashing liquid.

Also its good to use some vinegar in the ‘rinse aid’ compartment which acts as a rinse agent. Other thing you can do is keep a small cup of vinegar in the top compartment of your dishwasher.