Eco-friendly Dishwashing Detergents

Here are some automatic dishwashing detergents that clean without the use of bleach and phosphates:

  • Seventh Generation – retails for about $5.99 for a 45 oz box.
  • Mrs. Meyers – around $7.99 for a 48 oz bottle.
  • Method – about $6.50 for a bag of 20 detergent tabs (cleans 20 loads of dishes).
Photo Credit: mrsmeyers.com
Photo Credit: mrsmeyers.com

Homemade & Natural Produce Wash

For a Natural Produce Wash, combine:

  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 3 Tbsp white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda
  • a few drops of lemon juice

Mix ingredients in a spray bottle.  Mist fruits/vegetables and rinse with cold water to get your produce naturally free of dirt and/or pesticides!

 

**Not recommended for mushrooms because they might absorb the flavor.