After moving to a hobby farm with a well and septic tank, I started looking for ways to reduce the chemicals we use on a daily basis.

One of the things I started doing was being more mindful of what we wash our dishes with.

Loading your dishwasher with store bought powder detergent means you will clean your dishes with chlorine bleach, phosphates, fragrance and other unknown chemicals.

From cancer concerns to nervous system effects and ecotoxicity, chemical detergent has too many things wrong with it.

When we ran out of the chemical free dishwasher powder we have been using for years, I refused to buy something off a store shelf.

So, I started looking for a DIY that I could make here at home with things we already had.

In my search, I found a few different recipes and created one that works great for us!

DIY Dishwasher Recipe:
4 cups organic washing soda
1 cup Himalayan salt
2 cups Citric Acid
1 capful of Thieves Cleaner
30 drops Lemon EO

Large mason jar and/or silicone mold, like this one

Mix washing soda, citric acid, and salt in a bowl
Add 30 drops Lemon essential oil
Add Thieves cleaner, slowly, until the mix holds its shape in your hand

Once combined, you have the option of making powdered dishwasher detergent or tablets.
For making powdered dishwasher detergent, let sit for 18 – 24 hours to dry. Once dry, pulse in food processor to break up any chunks and add to a cute mason jar.

For making tablets, ress into the mold and let dry for 18 – 24 hours. Once dry, pop out and put into a cute mason jar.

Peace, Love, & Hugs,

Julia McCabe, RN

Herald, Ca


9 years ago, my life was drastically changed when I started taking control of my own health and using natural options. Our bodies are amazing machines and we are able to function in amazing ways if we are in tune to our own bodies.

If you would like to know more about natural health and how essential oils can help you, please feel free to reach out to me.

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Published by Julia

Nurse, Fire Wife, YLEO Silver, Holistic Health Lover, Dog and Cat Mom, Alpaca, Chicken, and Goat Farmer!

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