Saturday, September 25, 2010

Environmentally Friendly Dishwashing

I wanted to use a more environmentally friendly automatic dishwashing detergent and tried a few different brands. I wasn't pleased with the results of some so when I found Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Automatic Dishwashing Packs on, I thought I would try it. Before this, I was already in love with Mrs. Meyer's Basil Hand Soap so I knew I would like the scent. These dishwasher "packs" are little packaged pillows containing just the right amount of detergent for a normal sized dishwasher. The plastic coating degrades during the first phase of the wash cycle. The end result? My dishes come out clean, every time! And smelling nice too! The Basil scent is not strong at all and not an overpowering basil smell - it's more of a clean, lightly herbal smell and very refreshing. The scent does not linger on the dishes - you really can only smell it when the dishwasher is running, and it's kinda like aromatherapy for the kitchen! As for the cleaning power, these do a great job on everyday dirty dishes although I usually rinse off most dishes if I know I am not going to run the dishwasher that day. It does a great job with all my coffee mugs and oils on dishes from salad dressings and sauces.

What I really like about this product is that the company that makes them is environmentally responsible using only ingredients that are safe for the earth as well as people and animals.

From website for this product:

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Auto Dishwashing Packs, Basil (Pack of 6)"PRODUCT INGREDIENTS ARE AT LEAST 97% NATURALLY DERIVED.
INGREDIENTS: Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Carbonate Peroxide, Sodium Silicate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrated Silica, Linear Alcohol Ethoxylate, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil, Protease, Amylase, Fragrance"
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Laundry Detergent 2x 64 Loads, Basil 64 fl oz

"Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day philosophy is to make straightforward, honest cleaners that smell good and work like the dickens on dirt. All of our cleaning products are made with natural essential oils, are biodegradable and packaged in recyclable materials, and we never test on animals."

Best of all, sells these dishwasher packs at almost $2.00 less per pack than suggested retail price if you purchase them with their Subscribe and Save program. Manufactured price is $7.99 ea - buying them through Amazon you get 6 packs (normally $43.14 which breaks down to $7.19 each) for $36.67 with Subscribe and Save, so it breaks down to $6.11 each! That's a great savings and the best price I have found! Plus, for something you know you will need every month, it's good to have them on hand for when you run out, and you can also have them automatically shipped at regular intervals without doing anything! Perfect for the busy family! I highly recommend this product!

Other Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products you might like (remember to use Subscribe and Save to save 15% off the prices listed - click on any of the links in this blog to purchase):

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm your newest follower coming over from the Green Blog Hop. I've wondered if Mrs. Meyer's products were any good. I've tried several products from the Seventh Generation line, but none of these. I'll try the dishwashing liquid now. Please visit me if you get the chance:


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