Feb 082013

Household Traditions Dish Liquid Review

Next up for review of TT products is their Household Traditions Dish Detergent.  I’m always looking for different options for less toxic cleaning products that work, so I wanted to give this dish soap a try.

What are the ingredients in Household Traditions Dish Liquid?

Household Traditions Dish Liquid contains:  Deionized water, coconut and sugar-based cleansing and sudsing agents, plant-based surfactants, emulsifiers.  It is free of:

  • Fragrances
  • Dyes
  • Petroleum Solvents
  • Respiratory and Skin irritants

How well does Household Traditions Dish Liquid work?

I found the dish liquid to work well at cutting grease and getting off everything my kitchen had to offer.  Unlike some natural dish liquids I’ve tried, it made nice bubbles (see photo below), which stuck around for the whole batch of dishes.  I know I don’t absolutely *need* bubbles for cleaning, but what can I say – I like them.  Also, I encountered something unexpected while washing – my glassware got so clean it squeaked!  I washed a gallon jar from milk, and as I was putting it in the dish drainer, I noticed it was squeaking like fresh cheese curds against my hands.  I’ve never had that happen before.  I did find it to dry out my hands a little – not as much as some brands, a little more than others.  Rub on a bit of lotion bar and I’m good.

Non-toxic dish liquid

Plenty of suds in the sink.

Why Use Non-Toxic Cleaners?

In the article “Are Household Cleaners Harmful?“, Dr. Weil lists common chemicals found in household cleaners:

  • Chlorine bleach (sodium hypochlorite): If mixed with ammonia, vinegar or other acid-based cleaners, it will release toxic chloramine gas; short-term exposure to this gas can cause mild asthmatic symptoms or more serious respiratory problems. Never mix bleach with these other substances.

  • Petroleum distillates: Found in metal polishes, these chemicals can irritate the eyes and lungs; longer-term exposure can damage the nervous system, kidneys, eyes and skin.

  • Ammonia: Can irritate eyes and lungs and cause headaches.

  • Phenol and cresol: Found in disinfectants, and if ingested can cause diarrhea, fainting, dizziness, and kidney and liver damage.

  • Nitrobenzene: Found in furniture and floor polishes, and if inhaled can cause shallow breathing; if ingested can cause poisoning and death. This substance has also been linked to cancer and birth defects.

  • Formaldehyde: Used as a preservative in many household products, formaldehyde is a suspected human carcinogen that can irritate your eyes, throat, skin and lungs.

  • Naphthalene: Found in mothballs, this suspected carcinogen may damage the eyes, blood cells, liver, kidneys, skin and the central nervous system.

  • Paradichlorbenzene: Another chemical in mothballs, can harm the central nervous system, liver and kidneys.

  • Hydrochloric acid or sodium acid sulfate: Found in toilet bowl cleaners, these chemicals can burn the skin and cause blindness if splashed in the eyes, or can burn the stomach if ingested.

We’ve got enough chemicals in out everyday lives without using them for cleaning, too.  Any chemicals left as residue on dishes and cutlery will likely be ingested or absorbed through the skin. The David Suzuki Foundation has another excellent post titled “The dirt on toxic chemicals in household cleaning products

Why not choose a gentler, safer option?

Win Your Own Household Traditions Dish Liquid

You can win your own 1 quart container of Household Traditions Dish Liquid, retail value $9.95.

 Household Traditions Dish Liquid

Buy Household Traditions Dish Liquid or other Non-toxic Cleaners

More on Tropical Traditions…

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oilNote:  If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

To enter, just subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.  Additional entries can be earned by following Tropical Traditions and Common Sense Homesteading via other social media (see rafflecopter widget for details – if you are reading via subscription, please visit the site to enter).  The giveaway ends at 12:01 am central time on February 18, 2013.  Must be over 18 years of age to enter.  Open to residents of the US and Canada.

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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  59 Responses to “Household Traditions Dish Liquid Review”

  1. Great giveaway! I would love to try it! :)

  2. I would LOVE to win Tropical Traditions Dish Liquid! I’m almost out of my Ecover dish liquid and have recently made my own dishwashER detergent. I love Tropical Traditions products but haven’t tried the dish liquid yet. I hope I win! :)

  3. I love TT products. I have never tried this soap, but I’d like to.

  4. I really want to see how well Household Traditions Dish Liquid works. I hate using so many harsh chemicals on anything my children come in contact with.

  5. Can Tropical Traditions brand be found in any stores, or only online?

  6. I’m excited to find out there is a dish soap that doesn’t have harsh chemicals! Thanks for the review!!

  7. I am interested in learning more about using Coconut Oil

  8. Love to learn more about this dish soap.

  9. I’ve never tried their coconut oil and I would like to learn more about that and try it.

  10. Never heard of these products. Would be interested in trying it for sure if I won. Trying to go green for a variety of reasons and need all the help I can get! :)

  11. I am always looking for healthier more natural products to replace the more traditional stuff on the market. Even if I don’t win, I will try your products out!

  12. Thank you for always bringing interesting things to us!

  13. I would love to give this a try. I’ve been using Planet dishsoap from the grocery store, which is an improvement over Ivory, but I think this is probably a lot better.

  14. Would love to try this dishsoap

  15. I would love to try this soap! Thanks for the chance to win

  16. would love to win this and try it :)

  17. i want to learn more about the vinegar

  18. I would like to try the Palm Shortening sometime… I sure appreciate your site, learn so many new things!

  19. I love Tropical Traditions coconut and coconut oil. I use the oil for frying, baking and making lotions for myself and my family.

  20. I’d love to learn more and try their oxygen bleach. :-)

  21. Just found your site and love it!!

  22. I love natural cleaning products and really want to try the Einkorn. Thanks

  23. I love their products. I would highly recommend them!

  24. I didn’t know they had a dish soap so i would like to learn more about that!!!!

  25. I didn’t even know they had dish soap. I would love to try this and also the palm shortening. I have used coconut oil for awhile now and would like to also try palm shortening. Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. I’d love to know more about the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Teeth Cleaners. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Live their products!

  28. I would like to find out more about the Dish Soap, the Massage Oil, and the Toothpaste. I love the Organic Coconut Oil and use it all the time. I Love their Raw Organic Honey.

  29. I would love to learn more about this dish soap. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  30. I would like to know more about the Palm Shortening and the Bug Arrest!

  31. I would love to try this dish soap. I also like the bubbles, it makes me think the soap is cleaning the dishes.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. their organic coconut flour

  33. The different healthy fats & oil.

  34. I’d like to learn more about their other cleaning products as well.

  35. I would like to learn more about their hair care products.

  36. I just found your website today and am very excited to trsy any of yur products. They all sound fabulous!I was sad to see you are back ordered on you shampoo bar as I really need some good shampoo.

  37. I already like their dish soap. I would like to learn more about palm oil.

  38. I use and love so many of their products already (palm shortening, 3 different labels of Coconut Oil, CO pump hand soap, lip balm, toothpaste, cocoa, brown mustard, etc) but still want to try the dish soap and the coconut chips!

    thank you for the chance to win the dish liquid!

    happy valentine’s day!

  39. Coconut oil. Yum!

  40. I absolutely love Tropical Traditions, but haven’t tried anything but their coconut oil! I’d love to try their meats sometimes, especially their soy-free eggs.

  41. I already use lots of the food products so I would like more on beauty and cleaning.

  42. I would love to learn more about the non-toxic cleaning products.

  43. I would love to know more about their organic maple syrup.

  44. Tropical Traditions has the absolute best virgin coconut oil ever!

  45. I’d like to try the maple syrup. Hope to win so I can try this detergent.

  46. I really like Tropical Traditions products! I buy them regularly, but I have not yet tried their dish soap.

  47. I love using Tropical Traditions coconut oil but have not tried the liquid soap. Thank you for the opportunity to win a bottle to try! :)

  48. Tropical Traditions dish soap is the best that I have ever used! All of their products are amazing. Coconut Oil, Coconut Cream, all of it! If you don’t try this, you are truly missing out! Happy
    Valentine’s Day!!

  49. Probably any of their cleaning supplies. I already use so many others.

  50. I would love to win the dish soap!! Please pick me!!

  51. Am a first time custom I would love to win your free dish soap!!!

  52. I already love and use your coconut oil, coconut flour & your unscented lotion ( best lotion ever!). I would love to try your dish soap. Which Tropical Traditions product would I like to learn more about? I am curious about your Palm oil and how it differs from the palm oil in regions by the tropical rain forests?

  53. I’d like to learn more about the raw honey.

  54. I would love to learn more about TT tooth cleaners.

  55. I would like to learn about the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizing Creams – I have heard that their coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer but as I don’t get temperatures above 75F I doubt I could rub it onto my skin so this would be an alternatve

  56. I would like to find out about Atchara

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