Many dish washing soaps on the market are made from petroleum based products, foaming agents and alcohols. These things don’t smell nice so on top of that, dish washing soaps are heavily scented with cheap, synthetic, artificial fragrances. All of these chemicals can irritate your skin and just aren’t necessary to effectively clean your dishes.
I made the switch about a year ago to an all-natural, plant-based dish washing soap from Seventh Generation. It’s free of petroleum based products and chemical fragrances which means is gentle on your skin – or maybe even your kids if they are doing the dishes! 🙂
The price point for “green” or natural dish washing soaps has really come down so you don’t have to worry about having to spend a lot more money for a much safer product. I usually keep an eye out at all of the stores I frequent for a good price and stock up when I hit the jackpot!