Tim and I have been actively searching for the best dishwasher detergent that is eco-friendly and that works just as well as our old standby, Cascade. We’ve been looking for roughly 3 years, I’d say, and until recently, we just hadn’t found anything. Our homemade detergent was the worst, leaving our dishes coated with a film of some sort. Even though it was “green” I still didn’t want to ingest whatever that was!
We tried two other more commercial “green” detergents, and they just worked ok. We’ve been using those for lack of a better option, but still haven’t felt satisfied with the end result, which is filmy dishes (though less filmy than our DIY stuff). I was actually coming pretty close to just going back to Cascade when I got the opportunity to try Household Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent. As you know, I was a Tropical Traditions skeptic and then turned into a fan, but I still expected this detergent to work as well as our other commercial products, and no better.
I’m tickled pink to tell you that I was wrong. I have finally found the green detergent that can go toe-to-toe with Cascade! Our dishes are clean and sparkling, and I have to tell you, they haven’t looked like that in a long time. It is so refreshing!
This is our new detergent, hands-down. I will be buying more when we run out, which won’t be for a while, because they sell the product in 5 lb jars (hooray for less packaging!). I just can’t say enough great things about this. If you are like me and have been dissatisfied with the end results of your eco-friendly dishwashing detergents, I want to strongly encourage you to try this one. It is exactly what we have been looking for, and I bet you’ll like it, too!
Buy it!: A 5 lb container of Household Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent retails for $32.00, which I know is a bit steep. But Tropical Traditions regularly has sales (yay!). I very recently saw it on sale for $19.99!
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to LOVE the detergent s/he is about to win! 🙂 The contest will run until March 15th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me another product at Tropical Traditions that you really want or that you already use!
My answer: Now that I’ve seen how well the dishwashing detergent works, I want to try the laundry detergent!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.