There are a wide range of dish soaps on the market, from the UK’s leading washing up brands to cheaper alternatives and even luxury dishwashing products.
Whichever you use, chances are it comes in the form of bottled washing up liquid – but is this the right choice for you?
Millions of plastic washing up liquid bottles are sent to landfill across the UK each year, making washing up liquid a less-than-ideal choice for those looking to reduce their environmental impact. Fortunately, there are alternatives on the market in the form of washing up bars.
Here, we’ll look at the differences between the two, as well as why dish wash soap bars could be the right choice for you.
Washing up liquid vs. washing up soap bar
While washing up liquid has long been the most popular choice in dishwashing products, washing up bars have grown in popularity in recent years. Washing up bars look a lot like soap bars and are generally formulated using more natural ingredients than their liquid counterparts.
While washing up liquids generally contain chemical ingredients such as triclosan, formaldehyde and phosphates, kitchen dishwashing bars tend to use natural oils, citric acid and other natural ingredients favoured for their cleaning qualities. This makes them a great choice for those who may have been looking for an eco friendly washing up liquid.
Why switch to washing up bars?
Washing up bars are not only created using more natural ingredients but are also much friendlier to the environment, as they are generally packaged in cardboard or paper packaging and not plastic.
Despite the lack of chemicals used within their formula, washing up bars are still designed to be tough on food stains and can still be used to achieve a sparkling clean on all your pots, pans and dishes.
Overall, there are really no downsides to making the switch – washing up bars are much better for the environment and often created using all-natural ingredients, all without compromising on a high-quality clean.
How to use washing up soap bars
Washing up bars are simple to use - just wet your choice of sponge, cloth or brush and rub it onto the dish soap until it becomes soapy and bubbly.
You won’t need to pick up much product for each wash, meaning a dish soap bar can be very long-lasting.
Friendly Soap kitchen bar
The Friendly Soap kitchen bar is a multi-purpose kitchen cleaning bar that can be used on surfaces, dishes and even as a pre-wash treatment on clothing stains.
With its refreshing lemon and lime scent, this bar will leave your dishes clean and fresh, with no chemical ingredients needed to give your dishes, pots and pans a sparkling clean.