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Dishwasher Detergent


❌ Laundry or dishwasher pods are not recommended 
👉Laundry pods made of biodegradable PVA are still made of plastic and should be labeled as plastic.⚠️
⚠️Laundry Pods and Laundry Sheets that list Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA or PVOH) as an ingredient contain plastic
According to the Meliora Cleaning blog:
👉“Many people using laundry pods and strips think that these products contain zero plastic. Several brands state loudly, and incorrectly, that they contain ‘zero plastic’ while also listing PVA as an ingredient. We aim to clear things up: if there is PVA or PVOH in the ingredients, there is plastic. 
👉Plenty of people know that the outer coating of a laundry pod does in fact contain PVA, but some may not realize that it can also be found in laundry sheets. Both products often contain Polyvinyl Alcohol, which is a water-soluble plastic. 
👉PVA, also called PVOH, is a dissolvable plastic that is used in many applications including laundry and dishwasher pods. A recent study, Polyvinyl Alcohol in US Wastewater Treatment Plants and Subsequent Nationwide Emission Estimate [1], has concluded that the PVA used for these products does not readily biodegrade during wastewater treatment.”
👉About 75% of PVA used does NOT degrade in wastewater treatment plants in the USA[1]. 
👉PVA-based products (laundry pods, dishwashing pacs, laundry strips) release plastic into the environment
🐠💚For this reason I switched to non-pods laundry products.
My current favorite brand is the MELIORA
🌿Not only their products are 100% plastic-free but also their packaging!! I am committed to reducing plastic waste and using Meilora products is so rewarding!👏

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Truly Free Dishwasher Soap

🍃Cleanest dishes of your life. Zero Toxic Chemicals. Safe for your family!

Traditional dishwasher detergents rely on heavy-duty toxic chemicals to clean dishes, and sometimes even leave a chemical residue on them.

🍃Truly Free Dishwasher SOAP harnesses the natural power of enzymes that actually digest organic materials on your dishes.

This breakthrough nature-powered chemistry gives you the cleanest dishes of your life without a single toxic chemical being used!

For the shinest glasses & dishes add Truly Free Dishwasher Booster & Rinse Aid

For their FREE Loads Of Laundry Wash offer click here

Eliminate the stains... keep the memories!

INGREDIENTS: Sodium Citrate (mineral based water conditioner) Sodium Sulfate (inert drying agent) Sodium Carbonate (alkalizing salt) Sodium Percarbonate (technical grade oxygen booster) Acrylic Terpolymer (phospate free anti-spotting and anti-filming agent) Lauryl Alcohol (cleaning agent derived from coconuts) Sodium Carboxymethyl Inulin (chelating agent) Naturally Occurring Enzymes (safely breaks down stains) and... LOTS OF LOVE!

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Truly Free Dishwasher Booster & Rinse Aid

🍃Dissolve Caked-On Food Fast Without Toxic Chemicals

For The Shiniest Glasses & Dishes Of Your Life!

Easily dissolve food particles, erase water spots and steaks, and wash away rust and limescale even with older dishwashers, hard water, and heavy loads. 

Dishwasher Booster And Rinse Aid use powerful but non-toxic citric acid and natural salts without any harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, or formaldehyde.

🍃For the shiniest glasses & dishes, use in combination with our Truly Free Dishwasher Soap

For their FREE Loads Of Laundry Wash offer click here

Eliminate the stains... keep the memories!

INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water Sodium Citrate (mineral based water conditioner) Potassium Hydroxide (pH regulator) Citric Acid (plant-based cleaning agent) TetraSodium Salt (hard water softener) Sodium Gluconate (eco-friendly water conditioner) Sodium Benzoate (from plants and lye) Alkyl Polyglucoside (sugar derived cleaning agent) Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (coconut-based cleaner) Sodium Carbonate (alkalizing salt) Acrylic Acid Homopolymer (prevents streaks & oil re-deposition) and... LOTS OF LOVE!

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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Earthley Organic 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

It comes in the versions: 

  • Unscented: recommended

  • Lemon-Thyme 

  • Eucalyptus-Spearmint 

  • Grapefruit scent 

INGREDIENTS:  Citric acid, Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Sodium carbonate (washing soda), Saponified oils of (coconut oil*, olive oil*, castor oil*),

  • Lemon-Thyme scent: lemon and thyme linalool essential oil

  • Eucalyptus-Spearmint: eucalyptus and spearmint essential oil

  • Grapefruit scent also: grapefruit essential oil

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.I recommend the powder not the pods. 
🌿It is non-toxic, fragrance-free, phosphates-free, bleach-free, no palm kernel oil, hypoallergenic, and safe for kids and pets! It cleans my dishes and makes my kitchen a safe environment!
👏 Finally a safe and responsible dishwasher detergent! 

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 their dishwasher rinse aid below.

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 this detergent works great without anything added!!

🍃 💕 These 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. My link  will give you a 40% off your first order,

🍃biodegradable, compostable, vegan,  safe for septic tank, fragrance-free,  plant-based, dye color addictive free, SLS free.

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

NOTE: I recommend the powder over the packs

Thrive Market Dishwasher Rinse Aid
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I am a big fan of THRIVE MARKET. I have been using their products for many years. They carry my fav brands, and they deliver them to my door for less than my local grocery stores. Even with the annual membership, they are still cheaper. It is the largest non-GMO online grocery in the nation.

My link will give you 40% off your first order.

They also carry their own brand that is even cheaper than any other already discounted brands on their website.

💚 Their brand is not only cheaper but also sometimes the best products in their category, like their dishwasher and this rinse aid.

This is the best dishwasher rinse aid I found so far. The alternative iit would be just organic white vinegar.

💚 If you have hard water you will need this or 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.😉

🍃 This Rinse Aid is made with eco-friendly ingredients you can trust. The fragrance-free and biodegradable formula helps eliminate water spots, streaking, and mineral buildup without the harsh chemicals, dyes, or chlorine.

🌿It is non-toxic, fragrance free,  biodegradable, compostable, vegan, safe for septic tank, plant-based,  dye color addictive free, SLS free

INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Caprylyl/Myristyl Glucoside (Plant-Derived Cleaning Agent), Citric Acid (Plant-Derived Ph Adjuster), Glycerin (Plant-Derived Stabilizer), Sorbitan Monooctanoate (Plant-Derived Emulsifier)

Organic Homemade Dishwasher Lemon 

💚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. The metal lid will corrode quickly. 

6. add USDA Certified organic vinegar to the gel or directly into the dishwasher 
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❌ Not Recommended! 

This product has  


Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Carbonate Peroxide, Sodium Citrate, Taed, Sodium Polycrylate, Deceth-6, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Subtilisin, Ceteareth-25, Bentonite, Amylase, Acrylic/Sulphonic Acid Copolymer, Simethicone

Too many synthetics ingredients 

May cause genetic defects

Known to cause reproductive toxicity (to females)

Simethicone: The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is persistent in the environment. The European Union Ecolabel program reports this substance is not anaerobically degradable. European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has moderate acute toxicity to aquatic life


❌ Not Recommended! 

This product has controversial ingredients plus it is pods/


Sodium carbonate*, sodium percarbonate*, poly(itaconic acid-co-AMPS) sodium salt* , trisodium citrate dihydrate*, alkoxylated alcohol*, subtilisin, silicic acid*, tetraacetylethylenediamine*, alpha amylase, polyvinyl alcohol film (PVOH). *Denotes plant or mineral origin.

Too many synthetics ingredients 

Plus is is pods conatining plastic 

Here you can check that 

polyvinyl alcohol film (PVOH) is a synthetic film that make the pods, and that will be melted in your dishes than discharged in the environment in the ocean.


❌ Not Recommended! 

I don't recommend this product.

INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Citric acid, Candida bombicola/glucose/rapeseed oil ferment, Alcohol denat., Caprylyl/Capryl glucoside

Candida bombicola/glucose/rapeseed oil ferment, is controversial:

Ecology may be hazardous to the environment. Water bodies should be given special attention. irritation, irritation to the skin, eye, and respiratory system.  I recommend the rinse aid listed above.


❌ Not Recommended! 

This product has controversial ingredients plus it is pods/


Sodium carbonate*, sodium percarbonate*, poly(itaconic acid-co-AMPS) sodium salt* , trisodium citrate dihydrate*, alkoxylated alcohol*, subtilisin, silicic acid*, tetraacetylethylenediamine*, alpha amylase, polyvinyl alcohol film (PVOH). *Denotes plant or mineral origin.

Too many synthetics ingredients 

the most controversial is their fragrance composition: 

FRAGRANCE (ingredients may include those found at composition of natural essential oils (lemon oil and natural extract from citrus peels) + synthetic ingredients

plus they are pods.

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❌  Recommended! 

NEW FORMULATION! While the older version was safer and even rated A on, 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 

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❌ Recommended! 

INGREDIENTS: Water, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Citrate, C10-16 Alkyldimethylamine Oxide, Glycerin, Fragrance, Sodium Acetate, Citric Acid, Acetic Acid/ Vinegar   rates: 


Some Concern: acute aquatic toxicity, general systemic/organ effects

LAURYL GLUCOSIDE: Some Concern: acute aquatic toxicity

SODIUM ACETATE: Some Concern: damage to vision, skin irritation/allergies/damage

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❌ Not Recommended! 

Even they claim "Free&Clear" they still have 

toxic synthetic preservative:​

Sodium Metasilicate: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage, May cause respiratory irritation

INGREDIENTS: Sodium Citrate (Plant-Based Water Softener), Sodium Carbonate (Mineral-Based Cleanser), Sodium Percarbonate (Mineral-Based Cleanser), Alkyl Polyglucoside (Plant-Based Cleanser), Sodium Metasilicate (Mineral-Based Cleanser), Protease (Plant-Based Enzyme), Polyvinyl Alcohol (Biodegradable, Water-Soluble Film), Carboxymethyl Inulin (Plant-Based Softener), Amylase (Plant-Based Enzyme)

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❌ Not Recommended! 

synthetic preservative:​

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❌ Not Recommended! 

This product has  

INGREDIENTS: Sodium carbonate (mineral-based cleaning agent), citric acid (plant-derived water softener), sodium sulfate (mineral-based processing aid), sodium percarbonate (mineral-based oxygen stain removal agent), ppg-10-laureth-7 (plant-modified synthetic cleaning agent), sodium polyaspartate (synthetic anti-filming agent), sodium silicate (mineral-based cleaning enhancer), sodium magnesium silicate (mineral-based anti-spotting agent), sodium aluminosilicate (mineral-based water softener), protease and amylase (plant-derived enzyme blend soil remover). 

ppg-10-laureth-7 :May cause genetic defects, May cause cancer.

sodium polyaspartate: non biodegradable, acute toxicity to aquatic life

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❌ Not Recommended! 

I don't recommend this product since it has controversial and toxic ingredients.

INGREDIENTS: Sodium Citrate (plant-based water softener), Sodium Carbonate (mineral pH adjuster and water softener), Sodium Percarbonate (mineral stain remover), Sodium Sulfate (mineral processing aid), Sodium Polyaspartate (plant-based anti-redeposition agent), Sodium Silicate (mineral corrosion inhibitor), C12-14 Pareth-11 (plant-based surfactant), Citric Acid (plant-based pH adjuster), Protease, Amylase (enzymes), Polyvinyl Alcohol (dissolvable pac casing)

C12-14 Pareth-11: May cause genetic defects, Known to cause cancer. European Union Ecolabel program data shows this substance has high acute toxicity to aquatic life.

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❌ Not Recommended! 

I don't recommend this product since it is made with pods


  • Sodium Carbonate

  • Sodium Sulfate

  • Sodium Silicate

  • Alkyl Polyglucoside

  • Sodium Citrate Di-hydrate

  • Sodium Percarbonate

  • TAED

  • Itaconic Acid/Sulfonate Copolymer

  • 100% Natural Fragrance*

  • Protease

  • Amylase

  • PVOH (Water-Soluble Film)

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❌ Not Recommended! 

I don't recommend AspenClean Dishwasher Pods since it is made in pods: Film: Polyvinyl Alcohol Polymer (greenwashing: still plastic)

INGREDIENTS: Sodium Citrate; Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Carbonate Peroxide; Sodium Sulfate; Sodium Silicate, Decyl Glucoside (Coconut, Palm Kernel Oil derived), Subtilisin (Enzyme), Alpha-amylase (Enzyme), Sodium Carboxymethyl Inulin (Chicory Root derived), Water / Eau, Alcohol (Corn derived)**, Sodium Chloride (Salt)
Film: Polyvinyl Alcohol Polymer (water-soluble, biodegradable) 

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