Whether you have an electric dishwasher or a human dishwasher, the dishes still need to be washed!
Do you love it or hate it?
I am going to share with you, in a series of blog posts, how we do things naturally around our house and what products we use.
First up, is how we wash the dishes, naturally!
We do have a very nice dishwasher which I give thanks for often (when you do lots of cooking and have kids, it’s just about a necessity!). I like to use Kin Kin dishwasher powder.
I have reviewed the Kin Kin Naturals products before on the blog, so I won’t go on about it, suffice to say I love it! Go here for more info. The dishwashing powder is also used in our house for bringing back life to our burnt pots and pans! Go here to see how to do it.
To keep your dishwasher smelling fresh, simply use half a lemon (that has already been squeezed)! It smells amazing!
Unfortunately not everything always fits in the dishwasher, so sometimes we have to do things the old-fashioned way! Actually, I usually get the Natural New Age Dad to do it for me (he’s such a sweetheart)!
I love the Kin Kin Naturals dishwashing liquid for washing dishes. It really works as well, if not better, than the chemical-laden ones. I also use it to make an all-purpose spray, along with some citrus peels. Go here to see how to make it.
The Safix scrub pad is something we have been using for a while. It is made of coconut husks and is completely biodegradable or compostable. I like the fact that it is quite gentle and doesn’t scratch my sink or pans.
I recently purchased the eco store wooden dish scrubber. It’s made of plantation beech and vegetable bristles, so again it’s biodegradable. You can also buy replacement heads for it. Very cool. It feels nice to be using a natural product and not more plastic!
I also recently found the If You Care 100% natural sponge cloths. I love the fact that it is made of cellulose and cotton – both renewable resources. You can wash and dry them multiple times, so we are aiming to cut down our paper towel usage now.
I found most of these products at my favourite online store, Organics on a Budget, in the household section.
Do you have any other natural products you use to wash the dishes? Who does the dishes in your house?