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Preservative Free Dish Soap

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Some people need to avoid certain chemicals in the cleaning products they use. This guide is about preservative free dish soap.


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June 10, 2009

On behalf on my mom, I'm wondering if anyone knows if or what dish soaps or detergents contain no isothiazolinone or methylchloroisothiazolinone?

By Titus Fox from Traverse City, MI


June 10, 20090 found this helpful

Caldrea has a dish soap that doesn't have those listed in their ingredients. Just an unspecified "preservative." I'll copy and paste (this is for their Ginger Pomelo scent):

Deionized Water, Plant Derived Surfactants, Ethanol, Soap Bark Extract, Essential Oils of Ginger, Grapefruit and Pomelo, Fragrance, Aloe Vera Gel, Preservative, Caramel Color, Annatto

Method's dish soap lists "preservative" under .1% . . . but they also don't specify what the preservative is.

I've used both Caldrea and Method products before. Caldrea's Ginger Pomelo scent is dreamy!! But I find it difficult to locate, so I order online from I can find Method at Target, and once I saw a kit of their stuff at Big Lots.


Seventh Generation lists a different preservative at less than .05% for their Natural Dish liquid. Their products are at Target, Walgreen's, or lots of natural/health food stores. Or Mrs. Meyer's is another line you might want to look into. I've never personally tried their products, but I've heard good things about them.

Good luck!

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October 26, 20150 found this helpful

Here is a link from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Household Products database. You can check products against this list to see if they are on there. I know that some of the list posted by Lisa do have these chemicals, like Seventh Generation

http://househol  l=chem&id=72

I saw some posts recommending Lush products, because they are all natural. A natural food store like Whole Foods might be able to offer suggestions as well.

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