Toxin-Free Dish Soap

The soap you use on your dishes matters.

Even if you have rinsed it away, residue can still be left behind, and your hands should not be soaking in organ-damaging toxins!

If most every dish soap on the market is junk for your body, what do you do?

Toxin-Free Dish Soap

The Problem

Like my other posts about safe products in your home, I’ve found all the information in this post from where they rate items A-F. See below:

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Do you see your dish soap here? I do!

Oh, goodness. Names like “Pure and Clear,” “Green Works,” and the biggie “Next to Godliness” got me like whaaaa?

Simple Answers

The food you eat sits on these dishes meaning your family ingests toxins if the dish soap has scary ingredients in it.

Thankfully, you have options!

(If you haven’t gotten your toxin-free wellness kit yet, click here: Young Living Starter Kit)

Option 1: Trusted Source

My all-time favorite trusted source for all things non-toxic is Young Living. 

Their Thieves Dish Soap is strong but safe. You’ll love it!

Toxin-Free Dish Soap From a Trusted Source

Option 2: My Favorite DIY

This recipe is fast to make, and it works so well that I love having the ingredients on hand for any time I run out of Thieves Dish Soap!

You’ll need:

Mason jar  with lid like this one (I like how many options there are to choose from!)

2/3 C Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (If you’re wondering where you’ll use up the rest of this, read here!)

3 tsp. vegetable glycerine

5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

10 drops Citrus Fresh Essential Oil

1 C purified water (we use the water from our reverse osmosis system)

Mix together, put the lid on the jar, and enjoy!

Option 3: In-Store

A few top choices from EWG’s site that are safe are the following:

Attitude Little Ones Fragrance Free

Dr. Bronners Fragrance Free

ECOS Fragrance Free

Like always, I cannot stand by these companies 100%. I don’t know if the day I post this I am writing about a version that is safe but the day you read this the formulation has been changed.

When it comes to in-store buying, I only go with Young Living because they are quite literally the only brand I know without a shadow of a doubt that I can fully trust.

How to Get Young Living Products

You’ll notice everywhere on my blog I mention these products because this is how we ditch-and-switched from toxins to a clean home the fastest.

The oils changed our wellness game and the products changed our entire home from toxin-filled to toxin free!

Final Thoughts

It’s a great feeling.

Watching our boys drink from water bottles cleaned in toxin-free soap, eating their meals from dishes I know are truly clean, but I shudder at what I’ve put into our bodies over the years.

I’m so grateful for so many safe options, especially with how well the Young Living and DIY work!

I hope this has helped you create toxin-free dishes stress free!


~Andrea πŸ™‚



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  2. Do you ever use this as hand soap? And…I’ve read some reviews on other sites that homemade soap with these ingredients can be runny. Have you run into that or am I going to get a store-bought consistency with this recipe?

    1. I use castile and water in a foam pump for hand soap. I just use this on dishes. πŸ™‚ It’s runny for sure, but the way it cuts grease totally makes up for the change in consistency. πŸ™‚

  3. First of all, I love your blog. I’ve read every post and enjoyed every one of them :). Second, I’m going to buy many of the products you’ve mentioned to make homemade hand soap and dish soap. I’m thinking that making these items would be fun to do with my daughters this summer when school’s out. You are one of my daughter’s teachers and she’d get a huge kick out of making products from your blog!!

    1. Yes! We have been taught to believe that suds=clean, but we know now that it’s not true. This is one of the toughest on grease I’ve ever used!

    1. It’s not super bubbly, though some people like to add baking soda to give it a little. πŸ™‚ I’d use your normal amount like you would any other dish soap!

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