Cleaning Your Dishes the Organic Way

cleaning your dishes

Food is the center of many of life’s celebrations, but at the end of the celebrating, when all the guests are heading home, the clean up has to begin. Cleaning your dishes, whether you put them in a dishwasher or wash them by hand, takes a lot of time. And depending on what you use to aid in the cleaning up, the product you use can be environmentally unfriendly and unsafe for your skin.

More Clean For Less

Organic cleaners are for every task you need to do – cleaning your dishes is no exception. There are a lot of organic cleaners that can make your dishes sparkle and get them shiny clean. Because organic ingredients are better at cleaning than non-organic, you won’t use as much product when you do dishes. Look for organic dish washing detergents that don’t have any chlorine or phosphate in them.

No More Spots or Grease

Organic cleaners can make a greasy clean up job a lot easier by cutting right through that grease. And if you get the pre-measured organic pods, this even cuts back on time spent in the kitchen, too. All you have to do is stick one into the dishwasher. No time needed to measure and no chance of accidentally overfilling the soap dish. If you want to hand wash the dishes, then using organic soap won’t only clean your dishes without unsightly spots, but the soap is also good for your hands, too. Find one that contains aloe vera or chamomile to soothe your skin.

So Fresh

Instead of using dishwasher detergent that has synthetic scents and colors, use ones that have citrus extracts like lemon so your kitchen is instantly refreshed after you cook a meal with strong odors. You can also buy organic cleaning pods that come with delightful fragrances like thyme. This scent can give your entire kitchen a fresh aroma.

Make Your Own

You can make a nice cleaner yourself just by using a mix of borax and baking soda with an extract scent of your choice. This may not have the beautiful color and suds that you had when you used store-bought dishwasher detergent, but you also won’t be putting anything harmful down your drain. Be prepared to adjust do it yourself recipes for organic cleaners based on water hardness and skin tolerances. Those with very sensitive skin may want to wear gloves while cleaning.