Safe & Chemical-Free
You wouldn’t add chemicals to your food on purpose or allow bad chemicals to invade your body; however, by using a standard dish soap you may be doing just that. Washing your dishes with a chemical-based soap is a way to harm the things that your family uses to eat with on a daily basis.
Some of the chemicals found in everyday dish washing soap can be harmful to you and your family.
Triclosan: This is a harmful antimicrobial and antibacterial ingredient, also found in toothpaste, which can cause harm by disrupting hormone levels and the thyroid. It may also allow superbugs to form by killing good bacteria that our body needs to fight the bad bacteria.
1,4 Dioxane: This chemical is used to increase water solubility and has been linked to carcinogens in humans.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SDS): This is the ingredient used to give the foam to our cleansers. This is a product that can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.
Coal Tar Dyes: These dyes are added to your soap to give it a bright and unnatural color that has nothing to do with cleaning your dishes. These colors are laced with petrochemicals and can contain heavy metals that are absorbed into the skin like lead, cadmium, and arsenic.
Synthetic Fragrance: These fragrances are manufactured to provide a nice and pleasant scent while you are washing the dishes. However, essential oils should be used for this aromatherapy process. Essential oils are natural and not made with synthetic chemicals that may cause allergies and asthma irritations.
Natural Soap Products
There are several types of soap products available that lack the harmful ingredients listed above. One such product is Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. This type of soap is all-natural and comes in a variety of fragrances that are made from essential oils. The orange citrus is a great fragrance for cleaning. This liquid soap is made from organic coconut oil, olive oil, hemp oil, jojoba oil, orange oil, lemon oil, lime oil, and citric acid for preservation. This soap comes in different scents like lavender, almond, peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, and even unscented for babies. This soap can be used as a dish soap, floor cleaner, laundry detergent, and even an everyday cleaner.
Another product that is a natural soap is called Fundament Dish Soap by Fundamental Earth. This soap is made with coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, lemongrass oil, bergamot oil, orange oil, and organic aloe vera. This product is a great cleaner and even has the suds that we like to see when cleaning.
Natural soap products are the best ways to ensure your family is cleaning foods and dishes with clean products that are not harmful to your family. Introducing your body to harmful chemicals can cause disruptions in how your body functions and can lead to disease. Going natural means you know what you are putting in your body and on your body. Being healthy should be performed from the inside-out.