Did you know a natural Goat Milk Dish Washing Soap can clean your dishes as well as commercial liquid dish washing soap? If you’re looking for another natural cleaner to add to your collection around the house, a bar of non-toxic dish washing soap is a great one to add. If you’re in the fast lane of the “clean cleaning” movement, you may feel a little overwhelmed about where to start.
Like many natural skincare products, natural cleaning products are exploding onto the market.
Cleaning everything from countertops and bathtubs to floors and sinks, millions of people are switching to products that are better for their environment and their health.
But how do you know if a dish washing soap checks the box as a “natural” cleaning product? Can a natural dish washing soap tackle nasty dishes effectively? How does natural goat milk improve a bar of natural dish washing soap? Is investing in a natural dish washing soap worth it?
"Loving dishwashing bar soap!! The last couple of years I've been trying different DIY dish soaps for a safer chemical free option. Disappointed with everything I tried. They didn't cut through grease or they left a cloudy film on countertops, stainless steel faucets, etc. GMS dishwashing bar soap works great! Advice you gave on how to use a bar dishwashing soap helped tremendously. We squeeze out some of the water from dishcloth (just to keep it from dripping all over) rub it over the bar then wash dishes. Easy!!! Also, the teak soap tray you sell works much better than other soap trays we tried. It doesn't move around when you are trying to rub dishcloth over bar soap. Making it quick and easy! Thank you for another great product." - Natalie E.
If you have questions about natural dish washing soap like these swirling in your head, good news, friend. We’re going to reveal the answers to all these questions – and a little more – right here in this post.
There’s a lot of natural cleaning products on the market. And like the natural skincare products sold online, and on supermarket shelves, they can carry the label “natural” with ZERO legal meaning. Because there is no legal definition of natural, manufacturers and consumers are not always speaking the same language. For instance, dish washing soap can legally claim it’s a “natural” product but still contain parabens, phthalates, and certain fragrances that are hard on the skin and health.
Another deceiving marketing tactic natural product producers use is called greenwashing. Greenwashing occurs when producers put photos of fresh green leaves or luscious fruits on a label or ad, yet the product contains ZERO foliage or fruit in the ingredients. Even worse, they can list several ingredients that look clean then list a blanket term like “cleaning agents,” which can legally conceal toxins from the ingredient list.
Whether it's about washing your hands or washing your dishes, we believe that natural products are all about avoiding harsh ingredients and toxic chemicals.
If you regularly read our blog, you’ll recognize a few of the chemicals you’ll want to avoid when considering buying a natural dish washing soap.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
SLS and SLES are key ingredients in almost all mass-produced cleaning products. That includes skincare products like lotions and moisturizers, hygiene products like toothpaste and soaps, and household cleaners like laundry detergent and dish washing soap. SLS and SLES are an inexpensive way to include surfactants, detergent, and foaming agent in products. Unfortunately, these two nasty “S” chemicals can lead to prolonged skin irritation as well as burning of the eyes and lungs. They are also known to clog pores and lead to acne.
Other Foaming Agents To Avoid
Household cleaners with foaming agents DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine) are also considered dangerous. These ethanolamine compounds are included in household consumer products because they're effective emulsifiers which prevent product ingredients from separating. They're very effective in deep cleaning and removing oily substances. When an ethanolamine mixes with certain preservatives, it can break down as nitrogen. But this reaction can also create another chemical compound called nitrosamine.
Nitrosamines are bad news. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies nitrosamines as possible and studied carcinogens. The ethanolamine DEA, specifically, when mixed with a specific class of preservatives, can produce nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA), which is a carcinogen known to absorb into the skin. DEA is outlawed by the European Commission altogether, but not in the United States.
With all of the harmful chemicals and potential reactions creating more harmful chemicals, and none of it having to be listed on the label anyway, what's the best way to responsibly keep your family safe and protect the planet? Look for a product that is produced by people whom you believe have your best interests at heart.
Goat Milk Stuff was founded back in 2009 by a mom who created a healthy lifestyle for her family and her environment through goat milk soap. It has since grown to include a vast array of products for healthy and environmentally sound living.
If you’re concerned about a natural dish washing soap getting the job done when cleaning dirty dishes… don’t be. Natural dish washing soap can clean just as well as commercial dish washing soaps.
Natural dish washing soaps with essential oils such as orange, lemongrass, and tea tree can pack some serious cleaning pizzazz. Essential oils of the citrus family are wonderful for lifting grease and grime from your dirty dinnerware. Citric based essential oils are also potent enough to serve as an antibacterial in your dish washing soap with the compounds they naturally contain.
For centuries, tea tree essential oil (a popular essential oil in natural dish washing soap) has served as an antimicrobial to fend off unwanted bacteria, viruses, and fungi. And because essential oils from the citrus family smell great, there is no need to add potentially harmful fragrances.
One of the concerning questions people have with using a dishwasher or liquid dish washing soap is... "Can the residue left behind be harmful?".
There are several factors that can lead to residue being left behind on dishes. One of the most common is hard water. But hard water isn’t always the only substance left lingering on dishes after using a dishwasher or liquid soap. Most dishwashers and liquid dish washing soaps use detergent agents along with all the chemicals we mentioned earlier in the article.
Some researchers will argue the chemicals left behind on dishes are not a concern because they're diluted in the washing process. Others claim that any chemicals left behind can pose a risk to certain people. The magnitude of the health risk from residue left behind on dishes depends on the individual person and the frequency of digestion or inhalation of certain residual chemicals.
If you'd rather not take any risk and you’re looking to eliminate toxic chemicals from your dish washing soap altogether, then the obvious solution is to switch to a Natural Goat Milk Dish Washing Soap. With a high-quality dish washing soap, you can rest a little easier knowing any residue left behind isn't not going to be detrimental to your health.
Making the switch to “clean cleaning” may not always be cheap. And it may be no different making the switch to natural dish washing soap. A small bottle of the typical dish washing soap you’d find online can sometimes cost half the price of a bar of natural dish washing soap. And, yes, it’s probably easier to pump a glob of liquid soap on a dish or brush and scrub away.
"I love this dish soap! It gets my dishes so clean and doesn’t dry out my hands. I will only use this in my dishes now!" - Mika P.
So, why make the switch?
First, liquid dish washing soaps sold in plastic bottles create many problems for the environment. By simply switching to an eco-friendly dish washing soap bar, you're cutting out tons of plastic waste.
Second, eliminating the material needed to make a plastic bottle of liquid soap significantly reduces the chance that harmful chemicals will slip into your soap.
Lastly, certain high-quality bars of dish washing soap (like the soap made with goat milk) can help treat and moisturize the skin on your hands. Typical bottles of liquid soap are water-based cleansers notorious for stripping the hands of natural oils.
By using a natural Goat Milk Dish Washing Soap, you not only eliminate nasty toxins, but you get a natural skincare for your hands as well.
That’s why we're excited for you to try Goat Milk Stuff Natural Dish Washing Soap.
By now, you might think switching to a natural dish washing soap is brilliant. But which one should you choose as your new sink-side companion? We’ve already touched on why it might be hard to choose. There are hundreds of natural dish washing soaps on the market.
We’re biased and believe that Goat Milk Stuff’s Natural Dish Washing Soap is a no-brainer. But you might still be on the fence. If so, consider the benefits of goat milk soap which also apply and act as the nourishing foundation of your Goat Milk Dish Washing Soap.
Using a natural dish washing soap made with goat milk as an ingredient can help keep your hands moist and smooth long after your dishes are clean. The same chemicals and detergents we discussed earlier in this post can strip away the natural oils your hands need to stay soft and smooth.
Natural goat milk provides another significant benefit to using a goat milk soap. You see, your skin is like a big sponge and can absorb healthy minerals it comes in contact with. Vitamin A is a beneficial mineral found in goat milk and is known to fortify the outer layer of skin and lock in moisture. A few other key minerals and vitamins found in Goat Milk Stuff Goat Milk Dish Washing Soap are selenium, niacin, thiamine, and B6.
Choose your dish cleaning sponge, brush, or washcloth. After selecting your cleaning tool of choice, apply water and lather the Dish Washing Soap with it. Remember, the Dish Washing Soap doesn't contain any dangerous foaming agents, so you don't need a huge amount of big foamy bubbles when you start scrubbing.
Simply clean, rinse, and let your dishes dry as you would during a regular dish cleaning session.
If you prefer (or need) to let your dishes soak, fill your sink with water. Wet a washcloth or sponge. Then lather with the soap. You’ll want to make sure to return the soap to its soap dish and use the washcloth or sponge to create the suds in the water. Leaving the soap in the water will reduce the life of the Dish Washing Soap.
Our Goat Milk Dish Washing Soap is handmade and formulated to last a long time. To maximize the life of your Goat Milk Stuff Dish Washing Soap, you’ll want to make sure your soap dries between uses. One way to get the longest life out of your dish washing soap is to place your bar of soap on a Soap Rest at all times. Using a soap dish will ensure your soap stays dry by not letting it sit in any water puddles that may occur during and after washing.
If you’re ready to take your dishwashing to a more natural cleaning level…
If you want an eco-friendly product that’s good for your skin and overall health…
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