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Least toxic dishwasher tablets

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allwornout0 Tue 06-Jun-17 12:15:11

I'm trying to get my family to reduce the number of harmful chemicals which we use in everyday toiletries, cleaning products etc.
I think I have a lot of things covered although doing things with castile soap is proving a little tricky.

What has got me stumped is trying to find out if there is a make of dishwasher tablet which uses less chemicals than the likes of Fairy but also cleans well.

any ideas?
Thanks all

TheBoyWhoWouldntHoeCorn Tue 06-Jun-17 22:16:43

I use these

Or Ecover

I also use just half a tablet and everything still always comes out clean smile

allwornout0 Wed 07-Jun-17 09:09:10

Thank you TheBoyWhoWouldnthoeCorn

specialsubject Fri 09-Jun-17 17:05:07

Lots of lovely chemicals in there , makes an interesting comparison with the standard ones. More organic chemicals but probably just as toxic.

GhostCurry Mon 03-Jul-17 17:12:33

Agree with the "break them in half" tip, that will cut your chemical use by 50% in one fell swoop!

Everything comes out just as clean.

BlueChampagne Fri 07-Jul-17 11:47:41

Break them in half - that's genius! Going to try that.

DameSquashalot Tue 11-Jul-17 21:04:46

I'm going to try the breaking in half too...

aniceearlynight Sun 29-Oct-17 10:57:45

Ethical consumer website gives these the highest ethical rating:

Interestingly, ecozone scores more highly than ecover, ie more environmentally friendly.

TheBoyWhoWouldntHoeCorn Mon 06-Nov-17 21:42:57

I hadn’t heard of those anice

They look good

Polyanthus Sun 26-Nov-17 14:32:01

We just buy the economy/value option in the supermarket and as pp have said, break them in half. Everything comes out perfectly clean, it's cheap and the packaging is much simpler than those "power ball" type sachets. We just got a new dishwasher recently and it came with a mini package of the fancy types so obviously we used them up and didn't notice any improvement on our usual cheap skate ones.

Juancornetto Sun 26-Nov-17 15:11:14

Are the tablets wrapped in plastic? I get loose powder from Waitrose in a cardboard box - less packaging and you can control how much you use

Polyanthus Mon 27-Nov-17 08:29:09

Oh, that's a good idea Juan. because the detergent holder/dispenser thingy on the dishwasher door is so tablet shaped, I've never thought to use the powder. But do you just put a spoon of powder into the dispenser?

I've been using washing powder rather than liquid or tabs for clothes for a while now for the same reason and have been v pleased with it. Plus, I read on a previous thread that you don't get that black build up in the drawer with powder (and I can confirm this is true!)

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