Finding the best non toxic dishwasher detergent is very important to me. I started using ‘better’ detergents many many years ago. Why? Because we eat off these plates and these utensils touch our mouths! Yes you would think that the dishwasher would scour away the chemicals used in these soaps but I’m not taking a chance. And why would I when there are plenty of non toxic options out there.
I have done all of the work for you. I’ve scoured the web and researched on EWG. These are some of the most popular and best non toxic dishwasher soaps on the market today.
How Do I Define Non Toxic?
- Free of synthetic fragrances. If it’s not a natural scent then I don’t want to smell it.
- No harsh chemicals. No chlorine, phosphates, dyes, sulfates, and phthalates.
- Plant or mineral based ingredients only.
15 Non Toxic Dishwasher Soaps
I’ve put them in alphabetical order and included the EWG rating, but I encourage you to visit their website and see what they have to say.
I’ve also written if they are pods/tablets, powders, or gels.
1. Aspen Clean
Zero Plastic, Plant-Based Natural Dishwasher Detergent Pods. EWG Verified. (Verified is EWG’s highest, strictest rating).
2. Better Life
100% Plant and Mineral Derived Cleaning Gel. EWG rating = A.
Plant Based Automatic Dishwasher Powder. Or they have a Gel. Both EWG rated = B.
Plastic-Free, Eco-Friendly Dishwasher Tablets. EWG Verified.
Lemongrass 100% Dissolvable Dishwashing Pods. Not listed at EWG.
Bio-Based Dishwasher Detergent Packets. EWG verified.
Dishwasher Detergent Pods Powered by Natural Mineral-Based Ingredients. EWG rated = A.
Earth Friendly Free & Clear Auto Dishwasher Gel. EWG rated = A.
Made with Plant-Based & Mineral Ingredients Dishwasher Tablets. EWG rated = B.
Cruelty Free Pure Power Dishwasher Detergent Packs/Pods. Not listed at EWG.
11. Mama Suds
Biodegradable Auto-Release Dishwasher Pods. EWG rated = A.
Phosphate-free Dishwasher Powder. And they have nuggets/pods. EWG rated = A.
13. Public Goods
Natural, Plant-Derived Dishwasher Pods. Not listed at EWG.
Plant-Based Enzyme-Powered Automatic Dishwasher Pod. Not listed at EWG.
Plant-Based Dishwasher Detergent Packs/Pods. EWG rated = A. Gel is rated worse.
Now you’re wondering. Is using a dishwasher ‘greener’ than washing dishes by hand? You might be surprised by my answer here.
What do you think is the best non toxic dishwashing soap?
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