Healthy alternatives

Fragrance-free

AspenClean – Natural Dish Soap, unscented

Attitude – Baby Bottle and Dishwashing Liquid, fragrance-free

Echoclean – Dish Soap, Free and Clear

Ecomax – Dish Wash

Ecover – Zero Sensitive Dish Liquid

Nature Clean – 98% Natural Dish Soap

Savonnerie Diligences – Cake vaisselle

The Unscented Company – Dish

With fragrances (essential oils)

Attitude – Dishwashing liquid

Biovert – Dishwashing liquid

Planette – Dish Soap

DIY

You can also make your own natural dishwashing liquid.

Several recipes are available. Here is a rather simple recipe from the site Bren Did. You will need only 4 ingredients:

  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1 cup of Liquid Castille Soap
  • 1/3 cup washing soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Vegetable Glycerin (optional)

Ingredients to avoid

  • Ammonia (present if the label says “do not use with chlorine bleach” ): irritant and corrosive to the skin, eyes,  respiratory and digestive tract
  • Dyes (coal tar): carcinogen, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer
  • Artificial fragrances: allergens
  • Quaternium 15: irritant, possible carcinogen (by release of formaldehyde)
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: irritant, may cause contact dermatitis