When I ran out of dish soap last month, I decided to branch out and try a brand offered at my health food store. The Earth Friendly Products Ultra Dishmate was at least $1 more than I usually spend, but I thought that might be because it lasts longer, like other green things I have tried. No such luck. In fact the Ultra Dishmate did the exact opposite. I had to use approximately 2 spoonfuls every time just to get enough suds to cover my dishes. The entire 25 oz. bottle lasted me 3 weeks, compared to about 2 months for the less expensive and more readily available Method brand. And to add insult to injury, it smelled nothing like pears, nothing like anything really.
So I am switching back to that and thinking twice before I try anything more expensive again.
Does anyone still hand-wash dishes like us? What earth-friendly soaps have you used and loved? What would you warn us against? And if anyone has a "green" dishwasher soap recommendation, I know fellow-reader Debbie is looking for one. Any suggestions?