DIY Dishwasher Tablets!

DIY Dishwasher Tablets!

Make a low tox change by making your own low-tox dishwasher tablets! Super easy, and fun to make with the kids! We would love to see you using them at home! hashtag #gladstonenews and #theoilgrove to show us yours!  


1 cup bicarb soda
¼ cup citric acid
1 tablespoon doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate
10 drops Grapefruit oil (CPTG)   


  1. Put bicarb soda, citric acid, doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate, and Grapefruit oil in a mixing bowl. Mix together until the mixture is an even consistency. 
  1. Place in silicon molds and let sit for four hours. Remove tabs. 
  1. Store in an airtight container. 
  1. Use in dishwasher in place of store-bought dishwasher tablets. 

Here’s how to clean a dishwasher 

  1. Remove the bottom dish rack. Inspect the dishwasher drain, removing any gunk or food caught there. This will improve drainage, increase cleaning efficiency and prevent damage to the dishwasher. 
  1. Start with an empty dishwasher. Place a cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher-safe container on the upper rack of the machine. Run the dishwasher through a hot-water cycle. This will wash away grease and grime and remove musty odours too. 
  1. Sprinkle one cup of bicarb soda and 5 drops of doTERRA lemon essential oil across the bottom of the dishwasher. Run a short, hot water cycle. 

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