making sure your dishes are truly clean: what to look for in a non toxic dish detergent
Suds up those dirty dishes in a sink full of water or toss them into the dishwasher for a bit and you’re good to go, ready to serve your family their next healthy meal.
But how can you be sure your dishes are truly clean? They look clean enough and might even feel clean — no detectable film — but what you don’t see might hurt you. Whether it’s a barely-there coating of chemicals or a toxic fragrance, what’s left on your dishes can cause significant harm to you and your loved ones, not to mention the living things affected by the substances washed down your drains.
To ensure you’re keeping your family and the planet safe, here’s what to look for in a non toxic dishwashing detergent or dish soap:
- Non toxic ingredients — no dyes, which don’t affect the product’s performance but can be harmful if swallowed and may irritate skin; no fragrance, which can aggravate asthma and allergies and often contains phthalates, known to cause hormone disruption; no methylisothiazolinone, a preservative linked to toxic effects, allergic reactions, and neurotoxicity.
- Made with a safe surfactant like myristyl glucoside, a sugar-derived cleansing agent created using fatty alcohols from coconut or palm kernel oil and glucose of corn, or coco-glucoside, made from 100% natural, renewable, plant-derived feedstocks.
- Contains sodium-based ingredients, making it effective at cleaning dishes with hard water.
Pure Haven dishwasher detergent and dish soap are made with only safe ingredients, like natural enzymes, sulfate-free cleansers, and essential oils. Ask your Consultant about these and more non toxic home products to help you clean up without sacrificing your family’s wellbeing to harsh, harmful chemicals.