Household Traditions Dish Liquid Review

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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Comments

  1. Dawn AC says

    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.

  2. Heather-Joan Carls aka Serenity says

    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! :)

  3. says

    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.

  4. Laura/ReaderWoman says

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

  5. Katherine says

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

  6. Karen says

    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.

  7. Vicki H says

    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!

  8. Joella Starner says

    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.

  9. Deborah says

    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!

  10. says

    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.

  11. says

    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!!

  12. Laura L. says

    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?

  13. Vesper says

    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

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