I’ve been doing the #SafeSwitch for all the products in my home over the last 4 years, slowly but surely trading our traditional products for safer alternatives. I’ve changed everything from my makeup to how I clean my kitchen counters, but a safe AND affordable dish soap has eluded me!
Our dishes hold our food, which goes directly into our bodies. It seems like one of the most important places to keep toxin-free, right? Yet somehow it became one of the last things on my list to switch out for something safer.
I used a “green” brand of dish soap for a long time, until I stumbled across the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning and discovered it wasn’t very green after all. (I’m not going to throw any brands under the bus, but if you’d like to know what I used, send me a message and I’ll let you know.) I was shocked and frustrated. As with many items on the shelves right now, their packaging made it appear like a non-toxic, safe choice and it just wasn’t.
After that, I tried Young Living’s Thieves Dish Soap. While I did feel secure in using a truly safe product, the cost wasn’t great. I couldn’t see myself using this dish soap forever, because it was just too expensive.
Then I found my Vegan Soap Bar! And I couldn’t be happier.
This beauty is truly safe. It’s palm oil-free, cruelty-free, SLS-free, fragrance-free, phosphate-free and biodegradable! Even better, it appears that it’s going to last a LONG time. I’ve been using it for one month now and this is what it looks like:
A soap bar for dish soap did take some getting used to at first. I rub my Norwex Dish Cloth on the soap bar for several seconds and rub the cloth back and forth with my fingers to get it nice and sudsy. Then it stays sudsy through an entire sink full of dishes! I don’t have to touch the bar again. I can tell this bar is going to last several months. (It can also be used with regular sponges. I just love my Norwex cloth because it never gets stinky and it lasts a couple of years.)
If you live in or near Navarre, FL, you can find this amazing Dish Washing Block at our new Nauti Grotto, an old-fashioned apothecary with a modern twist. The Dish Washing Block is incredibly affordable, considering how long it’s going to last.
If you have any more questions about this soap, feel free to ask. I love to share my #SafeSwitch finds with anyone who will listen. I’m also happy to discuss some of the other household products I’ve switched out for safer alternatives.
I’d love to hear about what you’ve traded in for “greener” pastures! Drop a comment and let’s inspire each other.
(I do not sell any of these products, nor do I receive any compensation for sales that result from this post. I just truly love to share my safe finds with you!)