DIY Lavender Dishwasher Powder

Let me start off by saying that I love, love lavender. Not only for its beneficial properties but for its incredibly calming, soothing scent.  So I tend to use it in every single form that I can. I add a few lavender buds to my tea, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to my bath and or rub it on my pillow for a relaxing calming evening ….

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I could go on, however this has been my favorite accidental yet practical use of my beloved lavender,

I introduced it to my dishwasher powder and inadvertently turned my dishwasher into a diffuser.

I have heard the dishwasher powder vs liquid argument and frankly I don’t have a preference, however currently the powder method does allow not only to create my own but to also have control over the ingredients until I can come up with a working  formulation for the liquid.

This is my favorite accidental yet practical use of my beloved lavender, because I inadvertently turned my dishwasher into a diffuser. 

It’s a simple recipe with very few and basic ingredients that you can find at your local supermarket, health food/speciality store or online. You’ll need:

*2 cups Washing Soda (not to be confused with washing powder or even baking soda)

*1 cup Borax 

*1 cup Baking Soda 

*30 drops of Lavender essential oil (You can add less if you find the scent over powering – did I mention that I love lavender)

In a large plastic bowl mix the dry ingredients first (Washing soda, borax and baking soda) then add the lavender essential oil, then stir, fold in the mixture until fully blended.  I store my mix in sealed plastic container.  And now to use it, you don’t need that much, about 1 1/2 tablespoon will do for a regular load. Pour it in the pre-wash and/or main wash compartments of your dishwasher and Ta-dah!!

I simply love this simple recipe and hope you will too.

 

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