OK, you have taken one of the most common steps to becoming a more natural, organic family…changing the way you eat. Looking at labels, shopping locally (farmers markets or at the farms themselves) and cooking with fewer unhealthy additives. Given not all farmers markets or farms are organic; you are shopping locally and supporting the people in your community, which is a huge kudos to you in this economy.
But wait…you are spending the time to put the right stuff on your plate, but what are you using to clean them after the yummy goodness is gone?? Most conventional dish soaps are made with petroleum, a non-renewable resource. Some contain toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrances — and they are not biodegradable. They are also offered in pretty colors that entice young children to drink them. Environmentally friendly dish-soaps are plant-based, non-toxic, and are often free of parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. And imagine this, if every household in the US just switched to one 25 oz. bottle of natural dish soap it would save enough oil and to heat and cool 7400 homes for a year.
Now that you see the power (literally) of making this small and healthy change, now you may ask how? Many environmentally friendly dish soaps are available. And the best part…they work the same and usually better than the chemical alternatives.
To accompany your dish soap, try using an agave made scrubby. This is from the same agave plant as tequila is made from. This sustainable, biodegradable and renewable scrubby can easily replace your normal harsh fiber and chemical based kitchen sponges. The agave scrubby also holds natural anti-bacterial properties unlike large store bought brands.