*This is a coconut based product*
I know, I know. It's silly, bubbles are NOT a sign that my dishes (or anything else) are getting clean. But the truth is, when I was dishes, I like to see bubbles. I BELIEVE my dishes are getting cleaner when I see the "evidence" of bubbles that stick around for a little while.
I like products that are green. Not so much the color green, but free from added strange chemicals that may or may not harm my family as they are exposed to them over days, weeks, years, etc. I like the color green too. Mostly, I like learning ways to help keep our beautiful world healthy as my children (and hopefully someday grandchildren) are growing up. I also want my kids to live with the expectation that they will do what they can to protect their world and continue to make it a safer place.
I don't like products that stink. Who does? I'm very particular about the smells that I bring into my house. I don't tend to be big on flowery smells - but I'm not entirely opposed to them either. I do like sweet smells, and natural smells. I'm a very sensory person - the way things smell is definitely important to me.
Why bring a product into my home that has no function, or does not function well? The truth is - we do plenty of that.. silly kid's meal trinkets, stickers, flyers... I'm working on getting rid of those things that have no function or don't function well. These things make clutter in my house and life and I don't like it. Products that work well are important to me, there is no reason to spend my money on things that are going to last for short amounts of time, or not work in the way I expect!
Right, that's what I told you in my title that I was going to post about. Dish liquid. What do "Bubbles, Green, Smells, and Function" have to do with dish washing liquid?
Tropical Traditions (trusted retailer of so many amazing green household products) has a fantastic dish liquid that meets all of these categories. Now.. it says on the bottle that it's "low sudsing". I find that although it is low sudsing, the bubbles last for the entire time I am washing dishes.
I've also discovered that it works better on my dishes than some of the high priced, name brand dish soaps that you can find on your grocery shelves. I add just a teaspoon of soap to my water as I run it and have enough bubbles to wash a whole meal's worth of dishes.
The smell is light, much like many of my children's bubbles (I don't think I'd use these to make bubbles for my children though - I like them too much for my dishes.. my children can use the grocery store stuff).
Information from the Tropical Traditions Website:
Household Traditions Dish Liquid is free of:
- Petroleum Solvents
- Respiratory and Skin irritants
Household Traditions Dish Liquid is an effective and concentrated dish soap developed by and for people with allergies, asthma and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.* Household Traditions Dish Liquid is a coconut-based product—it contains nature’s versatile, renewable harvest. With coconut’s natural moisturizing qualities, washing dishes is even soothing to your hands. Household Traditions Dish Liquid is safe for you but tough on dirty, greasy dishes. It breaks down safely and rapidly making it safer for the environment. It is also low sudsing, making it ideal for camping or other outdoor uses. Household Traditions Dish Liquid is free of fragrances, phosphates, petroleum solvents, chlorine, dyes and other common triggers for respiratory or skin irritations.
Ingredients: Deionized water, coconut and sugar-based cleansing and sudsing agents, plant-based surfactants, emulsifiers.
Tropical Traditions Dish Liquid is top of the line. It is also on SALE right now! Check out their current prices!
This stuff lasts a long time and is well worth the cost of buying it right away.
Tropical Traditions has offered to send one of my readers a bottle of dish liquid to try for themselves!