Healthy alternatives


AspenClean – Dishwasher packs, fragrance-free

Attitude – Dishwasher Tabs

Biovert – Automatic Dishwasher Tabs

Earth Friendly Products ECOS – Dishwasher Gel, fragrance-free

Nature Clean – 96% Natural Dishwasher Pacs

Savonneries Diligences – Magic Powder (Quebec)

Seventh Generation – Dishwasher Packs, Free and Clear

With fragrances (essential oils)

Better Life – Dishwasher Gel


You can make your own dishwashing liquid.

A simple solution is to mix an equal amount of borax and baking soda and store them in an airtight container. Use 2 tablespoons of this mixture each time you wash. For rinsing, you can use white vinegar.

You will also find other ideas on the Mommypotamus site.

Ingredients to avoid

  • Chlorine: irritant and corrosive to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Artificial fragrances: allergens
  • Quarternium 15: possible carcinogen (by release of formaldehyde)
  • Artificial dyes