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Dishwashing Liquid: Do's and Don'ts - Maximizing Safety and Sustainability

What’s the one task that most of us hate the most in the kitchen – dishwashing, of course! While there has been an evolution in this space – from handwashing dishes, we now have the option of using a dishwasher – one product remains paramount. The dishwashing liquid!

It’s very important to choose your dishwashing liquid carefully. There are so many critical touchpoints – the liquid comes in contact with our skin when we scrub and wash, the grey water filled with the dishwash liquid goes into the drainage system and we eat off and cook in those dishes. So, it becomes crucial to make a mindful decision.

Today, we want to share some valuable insights into dishwashing liquid usage, the do's and don'ts, and how you can maximize both safety and sustainability in your daily dishwashing routine.


The Do's:


Choose a Plant-Based Formula: When purchasing a dishwashing liquid, look for one that boasts a natural, plant-based, formula. Plant-derived ingredients are gentle on your skin and the ecosystem, ensuring that your dishes are not only spotless but also eco-friendly.  Pay close attention to the list of ingredients on the label. Opt for dishwashing liquids with natural and plant-based ingredients. Harsh chemicals, such as chlorine, phosphates, and artificial fragrances, should be avoided as they can be harmful to your health and the environment. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the proper amount to use for your dishwashing needs. A little goes a long way, and using the right quantity can help conserve water and minimize waste.

Efficacy Matters: While choosing a natural dishwashing liquid is important, it should also be effective in cutting through grease and grime. Look for a product that strikes the right balance between safety and powerful cleaning action. At Osh, all our products are formulated with the perfect balance of safety and efficacy.

Opt for Natural Fragrances: While the fragrance of dishwashing liquid can add a pleasant touch to your kitchen chores, always opt for one that has an allergen-free fragrance to prevent any sort of allergic reaction. Choose a scent that appeals to your senses, but make sure it doesn't overpower the natural aroma of your food or leave any residual scent on your dishes. For those with sensitive skin or allergies, it's crucial to find a dishwashing liquid that is hypoallergenic and won't cause irritation. Dermatologically tested products are generally safer for your skin and hands, even with frequent use.

Presoak When Necessary: For stubborn, dried-on food, consider pre-soaking your dishes before washing. This can make the cleaning process more efficient, minimizing the need for excessive scrubbing and water usage.

Reuse Greywater: Consider reusing the greywater (wastewater from dishwashing) for other purposes, such as watering plants or cleaning floors. Just ensure that the dishwashing liquid you use is safe for the environment and won't harm your plants or surfaces.

The Don'ts:

Avoid Toxic Chemicals: Stay away from dishwashing liquids that contain harmful chemicals such as chlorine, phosphates, and synthetic fragrances. These substances can be harmful to aquatic life and can linger in the environment long after they are washed down the drain. At Osh, all our products are free of harmful toxins like 1.4 dioxane as well as harsh chemicals like sulphates, phthalates, parabens and more.

Don't Fall for False Claims: Be cautious of misleading marketing claims on dishwashing liquid labels. “Organic” and “Bio-degradable” are terms often used loosely, so it's essential to research the brand's sustainability practices and certifications to ensure their authenticity. At Osh all our products are dermatologically tested and all our fragrances are IFRA certified and allergen-free. 

Don't Overlook Skin Sensitivity: If you have sensitive skin, steer clear of dishwashing liquids that can cause skin irritation or allergies. Always opt for dermatologically tested products to protect your hands during dishwashing. Osh Dishwashing Liquid is dermatologically tested and save for sensitive skin.

Don't Leave the Tap Running: It's easy to lose track of time while washing dishes, but leaving the tap running wastes a significant amount of water. Instead, fill one sink with soapy water for washing and the other with clean water for rinsing.

At Osh, it is our goal to create products that ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and maximise efficacy, while enabling a cleaner and greener planet. As a 99% natural & plant-derived home cleaner brand committed to promoting a healthier and eco-friendly lifestyle, we believe that every aspect of home care plays a vital role in creating a sustainable living space. We are dedicated to providing you with high-quality, plant-derived dishwashing liquid options that align with your values and contribute to a brighter, greener future.

We are also plastic-negative – this means we recycle twice the amount of plastic that we use. You can buy Osh Dishwash Liquid in your favourite online marketplaces – from Amazon and Big Basket to our website. Choose Together, let's take small steps towards a cleaner and more sustainable world!

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