By now everyone knows conventional dish soap is full of toxic ingredients that are terrible for our respiratory and immune systems.
Guess what a study from the Organic Consumer Association on major store brand cleaners showed tested at the highest level for the CARCINOGEN 1,4-dioxane?
Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Liquid Dish Soap! It texted ten times higher in carcinogens than any other product!! The same Mrs. Meyers I thought at one time was "green" and safe. It's owned by Clorox and filled with toxic chemicals - it's just marketed to APPEAR better without changing the cheap, toxic ingredients.
You clean with it, so who cares? We do! We know it takes less than 30 seconds for chemicals that touch your skin to enter your bloodstream. Not to mention the chemicals you inhale - which is why the popular cleaners say to "ventilate the area when cleaning." Open all your windows when you clean, do you? I don't either.
FYI, 1,4-dioxane is a petrochemical used in cleaning products because it's cheap and cleaning products are NOT regulated by the FDA (not food or drugs). It's a:
suspected kidney toxicant
AND significant groundwater contaminant
So not "clean" or "green."
We're grateful for non-toxic cleaners that work better than Clorox, Lysol, Mrs. Meyers, 7th Generation (we tried them all - and checked labels for truth). Thieves Household Cleaner Concentrate (click here and scroll down) costs less than $1 a bottle for cleaner. No need to wash the dishes while wearing rubber gloves or open windows when cleaning the bathrooms!
We have a Subscription with Young Living, so we get one bottle of their plant-based nontoxic oil-infused Thieves Dish Soap for $14 (the best! Click here and scroll down)! We know YL's stuff is concentrated so you can either exercise self-control and use a tiny bit or you can dilute it to get three bottles and make it bubbly.
This hack drives the price down to just $4.66 per bottle. Whoo hoo!!
TRIPLE YOUR THIEVES DISH SOAP:
💧 Remove 2/3 soap from bottle and store for later
💧Add 1 tsp baking soda to the remaining 1/3rd
💧Add a couple of drops of Thieves Household Cleaner as a booster
💧Fill bottle with distilled or filtered water and shake until it's mixed together
💧Use as directed
I make this since we have Fire House Rules here: I cook and Jay cleans. And he doesn't understand "you only need a little bit."