Cleaning efficiency, sustainability, ingredients, how to use and store. Find clear-cut answers to your doubts about the dishwashing bar here.
The dishwashing bar is the best environmentally conscious option in home care. It is about as close to zero waste as you get. Still it is legitimate to have second thoughts regarding cleaning efficiency, ingredients, use and storage. Here we are to help you make the right choice for you and the planet.
- 5 Advantages of Dishwashing Bar
- 5 Disadvantages of Dishwashing Bar
- 5 Simple Steps to use a Dishwashing Bar
5 ADVANTAGES OF DISHWASHING BAR
One Dishwashing bar lasts up to 6 months, replacing 2-3 bottles of liquid dish soap. But be aware of conservation and storage.
10 times less of an environmental impact than liquid dishwashing soap or regular bar soap thanks to recyclable packaging and zero chemicals and sulfates. It is also cost-effective because it lasts longer.
Reduced plastic waste
Dishwashing bars are minimally packaged with recycled paper, allowing you to reduce waste. Plus, it is compostable. Be aware that for those liquid soaps that come in recycled plastic bottles, the bottom line is quite simple: Plastic doesn’t biodegrade!
Plant-based ingredients like lemon and lemongrass are effective cleansing agents, working as antibacterial and antiseptic. Thyme, lavanda, coconut oil or castor oil give the dishwashing bar a fluffy lather, solid consistency and silky feel.
Multi-purpose and versatile. You can easily use your dishwashing bar to remove grease stains on your clothes or other persistent stains in carpets, sofas, upholstered chairs… And that icky-sticky label glue on jars you want to reuse comes off in a few scrubs.
5 DISADVANTAGES OF DISHWASHING BAR
Due to constant contact with water, the Dishwashing bar gets easily soft or melts, just like any other soap bar, really. The solution is to let it dry completely between uses. You need to store it in a perforated soap dish like the ones you have in the bathroom.
Dishwashing bars are more expensive, because natural ingredients are indeed more expensive than synthetic ones. But in the end it will be cost-effective because it lasts longer too. Remember: 1 dishwashing bar = 2 bottles of dishwashing liquid soap.
In particular with delicate glassware and porcelain, it’s not suitable to rub the Dishwashing bar. Breaking down grease build-up overtime in pots and pans with a Dishwashing bar might be a challenge to handle with a brush.
It can be a little hard to get foam immediately from a Dishwashing bar. Whereas a drop of dishwashing liquid can produce a lot of lather instantly and minimize wastage.
Finally, learn here how to use your Dishwashing bar in 5 simple steps.
5 SIMPLE STEPS TO USE A DISHWASHING BAR
1. Wet your sponge, scrub, or brush
To make it easier for the soap to adhere, just wet your sponge, scrub, or brush before using it, just like you would do before applying your dishwashing liquid soap.
2. Thoroughly wet your dishwashing soap bar
And just like your average soap bar, wet it thoroughly before using it to lather.
3. Rub the dishwashing soap bar directly on your sponge
Gently scrape your wet dishwashing soap bar on your sponge or brush, to transfer some soap onto it.
4. Wash, wash, wash!
Just wash your dishes, pots, pans and cutlery normally. Make it a mindful moment.
5. Store it in a soap dish
To make the soap last the longest, keep it dry by using a soap dish or a rack to store.
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