Dishwasher Rinse Aid DIY

Do you have trouble with your glasses turning cloudy in the dishwasher?

Yeah, me too, so I came up with a dishwasher rinse aid DIY.

I used a mixture of some different recipes and then put my own spin on the dishwasher rinse aid DIY, and want to share it with you.

dishwasher rinse aid supplies

For this dishwasher rinse aid, you will need white vinegar, lemon slices, rosemary sprigs, lemon essential oil and a glass container to store it in. The rosemary sprigs are optional and really serve no purpose other than an additional scent and they look pretty in the glass container.

I leave mine out on the counter, and I like for it to look nice.

lemon slices

Step One…

First, you will want to cut the lemon slices. You can leave them in full slices or cut the slices in half again, depending on the size of the opening of your container.

rosemary sprigs

Step Two…

Next, you will cut rosemary sprigs. Maybe you grow your own or have a friend or neighbor that does. Otherwise, you can usually find it in the produce section of the grocery store. Again, the rosemary is optional.

dishwasher rinse aid

Step Three…

Fill the container with the lemon slices and rosemary sprigs. You can alternate them if you want, and use as much or little as you like. No rules here!

dishwasher rinse aid supplies

Step Four…

Next, you will want to fill the container with the white vinegar. I use a funnel, but you certainly don’t have to. I’m just not a very neat pourer!

lemon essential oil

Step Five…

After I have filled the jar with white vinegar, I add a few drops of lemon essential oil. You could possibly omit this, and just use the lemon slices, but I have never tried it that way.

dishwasher rinse aid

And, that’s it!! It’s that simple.

I fill the rinse aid dispenser in the dishwasher each time I run it.

I keep mine on this cute stand beside my sink with a couple of other cleaning essentials, so it’s easy for me to grab it every time I am ready to run my dishwasher.

And, it just looks pretty!!

I hope you enjoyed this dishwasher rinse aid DIY, and try some of your own. Let me know if you do, I love to hear from you!!


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12 thoughts on “Dishwasher Rinse Aid DIY

    1. Oh, thank you Cindy!! You will love it, and it smells so good!

      Thank you so much for following along!


  1. This I am sharing with my daughter-in-law. She will love it as much as I do. She has got me started on essential oils and looking for natural options for cleaning. And if it’s beautiful? Of course!

    1. I know, right!! It smells good, looks pretty and it all natural!

      Thanks so much for following along and commenting. I hope you enjoy making it!!


  2. I have that same bottle for my thieves cleaner and rosemary in my yard. I’m thinking that I should add a sprig or 2 to my thieves. How long does the rinse aid stay looking that pretty with the lemons and rosemary in it?

    1. It stays looking like that until I have used it all.

      The rosemary in the thieves cleaner sounds great!!

      Thanks so much for following along and commenting!!


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