Greening Up the Joint: Dish Soap

New digs = new resolutions.

In the interest of being healthier and more eco-friendly in our new house, we’ve resolved to switch out all of our household and beauty products with those made with all-natural ingredients.  In the interest of saving money and making it a total lifestyle change, we are introducing each new product slowly, as individual items get used up.  First up, the dish soap.  While we loved the Dawn with Olay Beauty Hand Renewal, we were concerned with the amount of unknown ingredients lurking in the soap.  I mean, what the heck is PPG-26??  (ML note: It looks like PPG-26 can be a moderately hazardous ingredient, causing skin irritation and harming internal organs.  Yikes.  Read more here.)


After very little searching on my part (I’ll admit that this find was all thanks to Mike!), we chose to go with Seventh Generation’s Natural Dish Liquid in Lavender Floral & Mint because it is a USDA Certified Biobased Product (95%), hypoallergenic, and even non-toxic, just in case the dogs happen to get into it.  Not only that, but the bottle is made from 100% recycled material.  And it’s even deliciously scented, to boot.  Winner winner, chicken dinner.

We’ll thoroughly evaluate its cleaning power once we get to the new house, but we can already tell that it’s going to be a match made in botanical heaven.  Have any of you found love with eco-friendly dish soap?

5 thoughts on “Greening Up the Joint: Dish Soap

  1. Pretty scary stuff. Sadly, I don’t use an eco friendly soap yet but this stopped me from purchasing the Dawn/Olay one. Damn branding gets me every time!

  2. I also use Seventh Generation dish soap and it works great! I usually get the “Free and Clear” variety but I’m sure your “Lavender Floral and Mint” will work just as well. I’ve used this brand for about 2 years and I’m never going back to the other phosphate-filled brands.

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