Why Should I Use Solid Dish Soap and not Liquid Soap?

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Your Easiest Eco-Swap

When choosing the soap to buy for your dishes, it is tempting to keep buying liquid dish soap due to lower costs and accessibility (you can buy liquid soap at any convenience store around the corner!). However nowadays thinking about our environmental footprint on the planet is more important than ever and more people are looking into eco-friendly swaps.

I know from experience how hard it is to change your own habits and routines, but trust me, when I say that switching to a plastic-free lifestyle is totally worth it - for the environment, your health and your pockets long-term! And the easiest first eco-swap you can try is a solid dish soap bar or brick

 Summary: 

  1. Is liquid soap toxic?
  2. Liquid's Soap Natural Alternatives - Zero Waste Soap
  3. What is Natural Soap Made Out Of?
  4. How Long does a Dish Soap Last?

 

Is Liquid Soap Toxic? Should I be worried?        

 

How it affects your body: 

Most commercial liquid dish soap is NOT gentle! Lemon scented dish soap might smell good but it contains chemical fragrances that might irritate your skin and enter your body if you are not careful with rinsing. 

 This can also result in accidental poisoning.

Experts warn that liquid soap contains chemicals such as  DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamide), TEA (triethanolamine) that may disrupt the hormone equilibrium in your body. 

How it affects the environment:

Liquid dish soap not only contains phosphates that can contaminate our waterways (vital for us and the wildlife) but it’s also a huge source of plastic waste! Furthermore, most of your liquid soap is actually … water! This water is not only useless but it is also heavy. Heavier products require more energy to be transported and therefore increase the carbon footprint of your dish soap!

 

Liquid Dish Soap’s Natural Alternatives - Zero Waste Soap

 

 

What’s great about natural solid dish soap is that it doesn’t contain any toxins at all, making it gentle for your hands and overall health. This Solid Dish Soap Bar from Plantish is 100% plant-based with coconut oil and olive oil. It is handmade in Vancouver, Canada and fragrance-free.   

Also important to know is how eco-friendly solid dish soap can be. Here are some facts to get you closer to switching to a natural, plastic-free soap!

  • Eliminates the need to purchase dish soap in plastic bottles. 
  • Plant-based: it is 100% vegan with natural ingredients.
  • Solid soap bars are lighter than plastic bottles, making transportation less impactful for carbon footprint.
  • It’s compostable!

What is Natural Soap Made out of?

Plantish’s Solid Dish Soap Bars are made with only 4 ingredients! All ingredients are 100% natural. 

List of Ingredients:

  • cocos nucifera (coconut) oil
  • olea europaea (olive) oil
  • aqua (water)
  • sodium hydroxide*

note: *lye, an alkali that is a must in soapmaking and is eliminated in the saponification process

Our soap is handmade in Vancouver, Canada and has no additives and preservatives.

How Long does a Dish Block Last? 

A solid dish soap can replace up to 3 plastic bottles of liquid soap and last for up to 6 months. Indeed, natural solid dish soap is an effective and convenient alternative in your zero-waste kitchen. Plantish’s solid dish soap is offered in two sizes: 13oz and 8oz. Our 13oz dish soap can replace up to 5 plastic bottles of liquid dish soap!

 

That's Everything! Ready for Eco-Swap?

 

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