Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pomegranate and Lime Dish Liquid from Ecover (Review)

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With two young children in the house, I make sure to use natural cleaning products as much as possible.   This includes dish liquid, as I am always washing Savannah's dinner plates and snack cups, and want to make sure she is not exposed to any unnecessary chemicals or residual smells. I was recently given the chance by Naturally Savvy to review Pomegranate and Lime Dish Liquid from Ecover  Prior to this review I had not heard about this company, which uses 100% PlantPlastic bottles.  What are 100% PlantPlastic bottles, you ask?  These new, innovative bottles are made from sugarcane, rather than corn or petrochemical-based plastic. This means that Ecover is not infringing on global food supplies and are reducing their carbon footprint by drastically reducing their dependence on crude oil.

Living in the country, we have a septic well.  So, we need to make sure the products were are pouring down the kitchen sink drain are septic tank free.  When I checked out the Ecover website and their products before requesting a sample for review, I was happy to learn the following about this brand:

  1. Ecover bottles are 100% PlantPlastic
  2. From the award-winning Eco Factories
  3. Plant-based and mineral ingredients
  4. No artificial fragrances or perfumes
  5. No animal testing
  6. Septic tank safe
  7. Biodegrable
  8. Phosphate Free

What more could I ask for in an eco-friendly, natural cleaning product?  Upon receiving the Pomegranate and Lime Dish Liquid, I couldn't get over how great it smelled.  The true test was to see how this dish liquid stacked up against others I have used.  I really put it to the test and squirted it over one of my 13x9 glass trays, which had lasagna leftovers stuck on it.  After letting this dish liquid soak for a few minutes, I was able to effortlessly wipe away the stuck on lasagna noodles and burnt sauce and cheese.  I was amazed at how quickly I was able to tackle stuck on dishes, and how I was doing so without harsh cleaning products.

Now that I have tried the Ecover brand, and continue to be impressed with its cleaning power, I can't wait to try their other natural cleaning products, including Laundry Powder ZERO and Automatic Dishwasher Tablets ZERO.  Have you ever tried Ecover products?  If so, which ones, and what did you think of them.  Did they work much better or about the same as other natural cleaning products?

Well, off to do my dishes?  Since using this dish liquid, I look forward to this relaxing chore, knowing that I will not have to use elbow grease to get dishes clean.:-)

More About Ecover's Pomergranate and Lime Dish Liquid:

You’ve got dirty dishes; we’ve got a dish soap that cleans & degreases without pesky foam-overload. And don’t stress, our plant-based & mineral ingredients are suitable for septic tanks, biodegradable & not tested on animals!

Personal Benefits:

  • suitable for sensitive skin
  • cleans and degreases
  • fresh plant based fragrance
  • gentle on your hands
  • safe for septic tanks
Environmental Benefits:

  • made with plant based ingredients
  • quick and complete biodegradability
  • minimum impact on aquatic life
  • not tested on animals 
  • suitable for septic tanks
Instructions for Use:
Cleans effectively without producing excessive bubbles.  One squeeze is enough for a sink full of normally dirty dishes.  Do not use in automatic dishwashers.

Packaging Material: 
This product is packaged in an innovative, 100% PlantPlastic bottle.  The bottles cut out the need for petrochemicals and are 100% Recyclable and 100% Renewable: made from responsibly harvested sugarcane!  (Excludes cap and label)
Complete ingredients list:

  •  Aqua
  •  Sodium laureth sulfate
  •  Lauryl glucoside
  • Sodium chloride
  • Sodium benzoate
  • Citric acid
  • Fragrance
  • Limonene (allergen)


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Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. We're thrilled to hear that you were so impressed with Ecover's liquid Dish Soap! Between the pleasant scent and the reduced elbow grease — on lasagna pans no less! — it sounds like washing dishes is going to be way more fun! :)
    Thanks for trying Ecover, and for the positive review.
    -Deb for Ecover