Organic Kitchen Detergents

Many of us do not realize how toxic our daily household detergents can be!

They contain chemicals, irritants, and pollutants that affect not only sensitive individuals, pregnant women, the elderly, pets, children, and wildlife, but all of us, too! Yet, they are sold in regular grocery stores as harmless products.

 

❌ Conventional dishwasher detergents contain toxic ingredients and chemicals that are cheap to produce, harsh on us, the planet, and the environment. They are linked with asthma and respiratory damage, skin allergies and irritations, development and reproductive toxicity, posing cancer, and environmental hazards. You can check your current detergent's toxicity rating here at EWG.org 

 

GREENWASHING category

❌ Many of dishwashing liquid products contain 2 toxic synthetic preservatives :

  • Methylisothiazolinone: synthetic preservative, The US EPA reports the LC50 value is very toxic to aquatic life.

  • Benzisothiazolinone: synthetic preservative, toxic,  is not anaerobically degradable. and skin sensitizer.

Brands in this category are:

  • LIfe Better

  • Puracy

  • Seventh Generation

Organic Detergents 

 

That’s why we need to have the right information that allows us to buy a better detergent to protect us, our family, pets, and the environment.  Use your nose and eyes. Read the ingredients list.

Avoid fragranced products and colored liquid products.

 

Safer Preservatives:

Citric acid, Lonicera Japonica (Organic Honeysuckle), rosemary extract.

Brands liquid detergent products with very high pH don't need preservatives for example dr. Bronner's.

To be sure that it is really natural, pick a USDA Certified Organic detergent that guarantees it is made with at least 95% organic ingredients, produced in a rigorously eco-friendly way. NO GMOs, pesticides, or toxic ingredients are allowed. A USDA Certified Organic product protects us from conventional toxic brands and at the same time from deceiving greenwashing brands that pretend to be natural, but they are not!

Not sure how a USDA Certified Organic Seal looks like? Look here.

Thrive Market Dishwasher Detergent 

THRIVE MARKET. Are you looking for a safe dishwasher detergent?

💕This is my favorite one, it has the cleanest ingredients I was able to find.
🌿It is non-toxic, fragrance-free, phosphates-free, bleach-free, no palm kernel oil, hypoallergenic, safe for kids and pets! It cleans my dishes and makes my kitchen a safe environment!
👏 Finally a safe and responsible dishwasher detergent! 

INGREDIENTS: Sodium Chloride, Sodium Carbonate, Citric Acid, Sodium Carbonate Peroxide, Sodium Sulfate, Enzyme.

These packs are easy to use and are fragrance-free. For me, it is important to no add any fragrance to my dishes.  

💚 TIP: If you have hard water add organic white vinegar as a natural rinse aid! Or If you really need to add scent just add a half-cut lemon and insert it on the top rack for a natural fragrance.😉

Check if the performance of the dishwasher detergent is not altered by adding them, because like it this detergent works great!!

🍃 💕This Automatic Dish Detergent Packs take the dirty work out of dishwashing using plant- and mineral-based ingredients that leave your plates, glasses, and silverware squeaky clean and sparkling. The biodegradable formula is tough on grease & grime while remaining gentle on the planet. Simply pop one in, sit back, and relax (no scrubbing required!).

Who told us that natural dishwasher detergent won't work well as conventional, toxic, polluting ones? This detergent works great!!

You can find it only on Thrive Market with my link you will get a discount code and other benefits.

🍃 biodegradable, 🍃 compostable,🍃 Vegan, 🍃 safe for septic tank,

🍃 fragrance -free, 🍃 plant-based, 🍃 dye color addictive free,🍃 SLS free 

organic dishwasher powder
Mama Suds Dishwasher Powder

🌸 Tired of etched glassware, white film and not so sparkling dishes? MamaSuds Automatic Dishwasher Powder is made with safe ingredients, vegan, it’s eco-friendly, it’s 100% biodegradable…. And it WORKS! 

EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning gave MamaSuds Automatic Dishwasher Powder an A rating!

  • 30 ounces net weight

  • Ingredients: non-GMO citric acid*, sodium bicarbonate, sodium percarbonate, sodium carbonate.

  • 60-90 loads per bag

  • Comes with a recyclable/reusable tablespoon scoop (optional)

  • SLS-free, Dye-free

  • Biodegradable and safe for septic systems

  • Free of any synthetic ingredients

use: rinse dishes thoroughly (leave off the food) and put 1/2 to 2 scoops into the dishwasher soap dispenser depending on load. For best results use distilled white vinegar in the rinse aid dispenser. 

🐰 Cruelty-free, vegetarian, sustainable, and eco-conscious. made in the USA

INGREDIENTS: non-GMO citric acid*, sodium bicarbonate, sodium percarbonate, sodium carbonate.

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Miessence Biodegradable Dishwashing Concentrate

🍃💕Miessence 

A low foaming, concentrated, formula based exclusively on renewable raw materials and green-chemistry principles.

The sugar-based surfactants in MiEnviron Dishwashing Concentrate combine excellent cleaning performance, low ecological footprint, low eco-toxicity, high biodegradability, and exceptional mildness (they are classified as non-irritant). Suitable for septic tanks.

The surfactants in this product are approved for use in products eco-labeled "Good Environmental Choice" (in Swedish: Bra Miljoval) by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

Readily biodegradable (OECD Test Guideline 301C).

🍃💕 INGREDIENTS: Aqua (purified water), capryl glucoside, non-GMO citric acid, Non-GMO Xanthan Gum, certified organic mentha spicata (spearmint) essential oil, citris paradisi

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All-Natural Dishwasher Detergent

🌿Earthley’s Dishwasher Detergent effectively cleans dishes without harsh chemicals. Using plant-based ingredients, our detergent is tough on dirty dishes, but safe for the whole family.
​​🌸The natural power of washing soda, baking soda, citric acid, and saponified oils combine to clean dishes without harsh chemicals.

The result is a pure, all-natural dishwasher detergent that is eco-friendly and safe for the whole family.

🍃Natural essential oils are added to our Lemon-Thyme scent to leave behind a light, fresh smell. However, if you prefer unscented products, we have that option available too! Enjoy the difference a pure clean can make with our Dishwasher Detergent!

Fragrance-free

• Septic safe

• Biodegradable

• Hypoallergenic

• Vegan and cruelty-free

• Non-GMO

• Made in the USA

INGREDIENTS:  Citric acid, Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Sodium carbonate (washing soda), Saponified oils of (coconut oil*, olive oil*, castor oil*), Lemon-Thyme scent also contains lemon and thyme linalool essential oil.

All-Natural Dish Soap
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🌿Dish Soap Bar provides a pure, low-waste clean for dishes. Using the most natural and effective ingredients, this soap can be used to effectively hand-wash dirty dishes.
​​🍃Using the purest ingredients, we created an eco-friendly dish soap bar to effectively clean dirty dishes. With no harsh chemicals, our Dish Soap Bar is a great low-waste way to clean dishes. 

Natural essential oils are added to our Lemon-Thyme scent to leave behind a light, fresh smell. However, if you prefer unscented products, we have that option available too! Enjoy the difference a pure clean can make with our Dish Soap Bar!

Fragrance-free

• Septic safe

• Biodegradable

• Hypoallergenic

• Vegan and cruelty-free

• Non-GMO

• Made in the USA

INGREDIENTS:  Saponified oils of (olive oil*, coconut oil*, castor oil*) Lemon-Thyme scent also contains lemon and linalool essential oil.

usda certified organic dish soap
USDA Certified Organic  Foaming Dish Soap Unscented
  • Made with at least 95 % certified organic ingredients:

  • I'm impressed with the choice of simple and effective ingredients in these products: water, organic soapberry, organic coconut oil, potassium hydroxide, organic honeysuckle as a preservative, organic alcohol, and organic glycerin.

  • Made with Plant-Derived Ingredients. Biodegradable Formula.

  • No Added Fragrances or Dyes. No Added Phosphates, Phthalates or Chlorine. Not Tested on Animals.

  • USDA Certified Organic.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Sapindus Mukorossi (Organic Soapberry) Fruit Extract†, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil† & Potassium Hydroxide, Lonicera Japonica (Organic Honeysuckle) Flower Extract†, Alcohol (Organic)†, Glycerin (Organic)†.

organic soap fordish hand washing
Meliora Organic Plastic-Free Dish Soap for Hand Washing - Package-Free

🍃With an approach to simple, effective, people- and planet-friendly cleaning, and brought it to your sink.

This Dish Soap is an awesome plastic-free, zero-waste option to wash your dirty dishes, pots, and pans.

Ditch the bulky, slippery plastic bottle with these simple steps:

  • Place our Dish Soap puck on a soap dish, coaster, or right on the edge of your sink.

  • Wet your sponge/brush, rub it over your Dish Soap, and wash away.

  • For those extra dirty items that need a soak - or to fill the entire sink - simply hold the Dish Soap under the faucet while the water is running.

🌿 Here is their difference:

✓MADE-SAFE Certified 

✓ Single-Use Plastic-Free

✓ Dye-Free

✓ Preservative-Free

✓ Palm-Oil Free

✓ Cruelty-Free

✓ Synthetic Fragrance-Free

🌱 INGREDIENTS: Vegetable Soap [Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Sunflowerate, Glycerin, Water, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil]

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organic dish soap
Made Of- Organic Foaming Dish Soap

​Made with the goal of cleaning baby’s bottles and dishes without the use of harsh chemicals. Those other made with the goal of cleaning baby’s bottles and dishes without the use of harsh chemicals. Those other brands may leave a toxic residue that doesn't need to be near a baby’s delicate body.

MADE OF Foaming Organic Baby Bottle & Dish Soap is a streak-free cleansing product that cuts through caked-on debris left on bottles and dishes for a superior clean, free of bacteria.

Crafted with a blend of organic plant cleansers, including coconut oil, this is a wash you'll feel confident is getting the job done right without toxins. Definitely made without sulfates, synthetic fragrance, phthalates, and parabens.

  • INGREDIENTS: water, organic glycerin, non-gmo tocopherol, organic aloe vera, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, organic castor oil, rosemary extract, potassium hydroxide 

Organic Homemade Dishwasher Lemon Gel

💚100% organic homemade lemon gel. If you really want to use only eco-friendly ingredients and avoid packaging waste this lemon gel is for you!🌎

🍋Here is the recipe:

1. cut at least 3 or 4 organic lemons into small pieces

2. remove the seeds 

3. bring to boil and then simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes.

4. after cool down blend it into a smooth gel with salt.

5. Transfer to a jar with and PLASTIC cover. Metal lid will corrode quickly. 

6. add USDA Certified organic vinegar to the gel or directly into the dishwasher 
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organic baking soda

Baking Soda NON GMOs Verified 

In this period we keep our house cleaner and wash our laundry more often.🌱🌾

  • I pay extra attention to produce as well. I started to rinse my veggie and fruits that are eaten raw with baking soda.

  • I prefer baking soda instead of vinegar since baking soda is more alkaline and vinegar is acid in the stomach.

  • I rinse apple, then I immerse it in a container with 3 glasses of water and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.

  • After 10 minutes I rinse the apple with filtered water. Then It is ready. This practice is to remove also pesticides.  🍃🌿

Seventh Generation Chlorine-Free Bleach 

In this period we keep our house cleaner, disinfected and we wash our laundry more often.

"Conventional Chlorine Bleach" is a disinfectant that’s been around for almost a hundred years, but that aside there are lots of problems with using bleach.

First, it’s not an effective cleaner, so you’ll need to use something else to perform that task. It also comes with very slow contact times (amount of time a surface must stay wet to kill germs). Finally, it is irritating to skin, eyes and breathing it in all day long isn’t great for your lungs. 

Hydrogen peroxide is a great disinfectant and great alternative to traditional bleach or alcohol.

I keep it in a spray bottle and spray on many surfaces including kitchen counter, handles, doorknobs, bathroom and cell phones. ​

  • No “bleachy” smell, the color-safe formula can be added to every laundry load as a chlorine bleach alternative

  • Eco-friendly - biodegradable- septic safe. 0% dyes, fragrances, chlorine bleach, phosphates or artificial brighteners

  • Made for both standard and HE (high efficiency) washing machines

  • It is also available on Thrive Market 🍃🌿🌱🌾

Dr. Bronner’s Cherry Blossom Soap is her
Dr. Bronner Organic Soap

Dr. Bronner’s Cherry Blossom Soap is here! 😍I replaced my hand cleaner, body soap, dish detergent, kitchen detergent, bathroom cleaner, floor cleaner, shower cleaner, beauty cleaner for make-up brushes and sponges, hand washing laundry, and soap while traveling, all with this one organic pure-bastille liquid soap in Cherry Blossom. Dr. Bronner's 🍒 It’s all that you need. It will save you money and space. ​
​​💖To wash your hairbrushes, you just need a few drops of Dr. Bronner soap and a toothbrush and some water and they are like new!✨
🌸Their new version smells so good and there is also an unscented baby version.

I recommend their unscented version or their version scented with essential oils. Since it is super concentrated, you need very little. ​
​🌿Pure -Castile Liquid Soap is biodegradable made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients such as organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, organic hemp oil, organic jojoba oil. 100% post-consumer recycled bottle. Non-GMO verified, cruelty-free, and Vegan. 🍒

In the kitchen, for handwashing dishes, I recommend the unscented version.

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Ecover Natural Rinse Aid 

🍃💕Use the Ecover Naturally Derived Rinse Aid after the regular detergent clean-up and give your dishes and glasses that brilliant shine to give your utensils a new life.

As it is made with plant-based ingredients, the Rinse aid does not have a chemical odor or taste because of which you do not have a bad experience of tasting the rinse along with your beverage or food.

🍃💕Ecover Natural Automatic Dishwashing Detergent,17.6oz, Zero (25ct) Convenient, high-performance dishwasher detergent Phosphate-free, biodegradable formula made with plant-based and mineral ingredients Not tested on animals.

🍃💕This rinse aid unleashes the power of biodegradable plant-based ingredients to leave your dishes squeaky clean and streak-free. 

Ecover Rinse Aid is quick-drying and biodegradable leaving no unwanted chemical residues on your pristine plates.

Brand I don't approve 

❌ NEW FORMULATION!

While the older version was safer and even rated A on ewg.org, I used this product personally, 

the newer formulation contains 2 toxic synthetic preservatives:

  • Methylisothiazolinone: synthetic preservative, The US EPA reports the LC50 value is very toxic to aquatic life.

  • Benzisothiazolinone: synthetic preservative, toxic,  is not anaerobically degradable. and skin sensitizer.

NOTE: EWG didn't update the formulation, so it still has the old - better version one in the database: Rated as A by ewg.org 

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Brand I don't approve 

 toxic synthetic preservative:​

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Brand I don't approve 

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