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My preferred washing up liquid
on 31 August 2012
This is a detergent to wash dishes, it is not intended as a handwash, but as it is kind to hands and is unscented, it does work well in that role but as always with any detergent, do rinse your hands well.
I have been using this dish washing detergent for some years.
Most of the dish washing liquids on shop shelves have heavy scents and I really don't want my cups and dishes smelling of lavender or mango or the flavour of the month. I tried a well known and readily available ecologically friendly product and it did some damage to my hands.
Bio D came to my rescue. No scent and it cleans the dishes with no smears (not the way I wash anyway!) and my hands love it. I just had to travel some way to buy it. Amazon to the rescue.
Note that this is a low foam product. It may be pleasing to our childish memories of bubbles to see lots of foam, but this product will clean the grease off without a sink full of rather permanent bubbles. If you can see a handful of small bubbles on the surface of the water it's probably about right.
Go for the 5 litre pack and use it to refill your old bottles (or recycle washing up bottles from the neighbours...).
Update- some reviewers have commented on the aroma. Unlike some commercial detergents this has no detectable aroma (to me) in normal use - there are no added fragrances. So I opened a new bottle and put my nose over it. I can just detect the base coconut oil and a hint of the citric acid.
All detergents and soaps are created with one oil or another and the oily smell may not please everyone. Perhaps this is why so many soaps and detergents have strong smells added. Unfortunately added aroma oils can cause allergy problems. If you do find coconut oil offensive, try adding just a drop or two of food grade oil flavouring (food grade mint oil? food grade lavender oil?).
Another oil used in eco detergents is palm oil, but there are some doubts about sustainability as tropical jungle is being cut down for palm oil monoculture.