I realize that for a beauty blog, we are a little off topic here but I have found that some cleaning products (like clothes soap) do impact my skin. Cleaning is a topic we all have to contend with and one that impacts your health and well being.
I purchased a box of products from The Honest Company, Co-founded by Christopher Gavigan, former CEO of Healthy Child, Healthy World and actress and child advocate Jessica Alba. The products are all natural, hypoallergenic, non-animal tested, environmentally friendly and they donate baby essentials to families in need every time someone makes a purchase. Their baby skincare and biodegradable diapers are really fantastic and I decided to try out the cleaning products as well.
When I first started using nontoxic cleaning supplies in 2007, I tried nearly a dozen automatic dishwasher powders/liquids and every one was a complete failure. I would open the machine after the cycle and find food, greasy streaks and soap bits all over my dishes. If I have to wash things twice, how is that better for the environment? I eventually gave up until I decided recently to try some new products.
I’ve been using The Honest Company’s dishwasher gel for the last month and have to admit it works really well. All Honest Company cleaning products and packaging are biodegradable and contain no petro-chemicals or harsh synthetic perfumes, phosphates, dyes, or chlorine. The dish gel is plant-based, 100% natural and non-toxic with no bleach or bleaching agents. There’s no smell, no crazy artificial colors…no fanfare. It’s just dishwasher soap that works the way it should, is safer for the world, and isn’t crazy expensive.
You can buy products or you can subscribe to their subscription program to save some extra money (particularly if you are buying baby products). For $35.95 you get five body/cleaning products delivered monthly or for $79.95 five diaper/wipes products.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Sodium Citrate (corn-based complexing agent), Caprylyl/Myristyl Glucoside (plant-based cleanser), Citric Acid (citrus-based softening agent), Xanthan Gum (corn-based thickener), Enzymes, (biodegradable amino acids catalyst), and Potassium Sorbate (food-grade preservative)
40 fl. oz. $5.95