Eating healthier food is a trend that is growing faster and faster...but what do we use to wash our plates on which our healthy food is put on?
Maybe it is a liquid dish soap? Let’s turn it around and look at the ingredients section. What do our eyes see after water? In most cases “Sodium Lauryl Sulfate” (SLS).
SLS is produced from petroleum and plant sources such as coconut and palm oil. Yes, plant oil but there is no way of avoiding the use of petroleum in the production of Sulfate.
The main use for SLS is to create lather, giving a stronger impression of cleaning power. While sulfates aren’t “bad” for you, there’s a lot of controversy behind this common ingredient.
- Health: it can irritate eyes, skin, and lungs, especially with long-term use.
- Environmental: Palm oil is controversial due to the destruction of tropical rainforests for palm tree plantations.
- Testing on animals: Many products with sulfates are tested on animals to measure the level of irritation to people’s skin, lungs, and eyes.
In case you didn’t know, we produce soap called the Household soap as a more environmentally friendly alternative.
This Household Soap can be used for the following:
as a soap bar with sponge or brush:
- to wash dishes,
- to clean clothes manually, for children’s cloths, NOT recommended for silk or similar delicate fabrics,
- to clean ovens, pans, counter tops, bath bawls and etc., NOT recommended for glossy surfaces and wood furniture.
as soap flakes (vegetable cutter works well):
- to clean cloths. Suitable for both front and top loading washing machines, add one tablespoon to your wash load. Also NOT recommended for silk or similar delicate fabrics,
- to wash dishes – put 1 or 2 tablespoons into 0.5 L of water to get your own liquid dish soap.
This Household Soap is produced from coconut oil and corn oil and has the following features:
- solid, with good cleaning qualities, foams well, with all your house cleaning needs
- friendly to water pipes and environment
- zero waste