Ultra Liquid Dishmate Natural Pear
GREAT scents, average cleaning
Safe and non-toxic, FABULOUS scents (apricot and almond and grapefruit, too). For average cleaning it does ok and is the best of the non-toxic dish detergents we've tried. However, it does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on greasy dishes/surfaces. Zilch. Have a bottle of something else on hand for the big jobs. Dr. Bronner's SalSuds does great for these occasions if you don't want all the toxicity of Dawn.
July 3, 2013
That's a new scent for me. It works well for me.
June 7, 2013
better on the hands
I got this soap because regular dishsoap is really hard on my hands. This is more gentle on them, though if I am doing a lot of dishes, my hands will still dry out somewhat, just not as badly. The scent is strong, but does smell like pear. It doesn't stretch quite as far as normal dishsoap, but still cleans well.
April 19, 2013
Great for individuals with sensitive skin issues!
With no harm chemicals, I highly recommend.
March 19, 2013
I like the idea of "all natural" and "no chemicals", and this is it, but not that effective on grease. I have to use a lot of detergent in order to make it strong enough to wash the grease from the dishes. I don't think that I will buy this one again.
March 14, 2013
Not good on grease
I thought at first that this dishwashing liquid would be fine as it seemed to clean well, but it turns out that I just had't put it to the test yet. That first batch was a very small quantity of dishes and they weren't greasy. When I tried to do regular dinner dishes, I found that this product isn't good on grease at all unless you use a huge amount, which then makes the product too expensive to buy. In addition, even though the product said it contained no perfumes, the pear oil it uses for fragrance can't possibly be healthy or even benign, because it always made my nose feel uncomfortable when I used it and made me get a funny feeling like it may be going to give me a headache.
I normally don't read directions on dishwashing liquid, as, what is there to say? However, I did take a look at these directions after the fact, and that tells it all: "For average cleaning, use 1 fluid ounce of Dishmate to every 3 gallons of water. You may increase or decrease this amount depending on the amount of grease." One ounce of liquid is quite a lot, and then to have to increase that amount even more for greasy dishes, is REALLY a lot of liquid. I guess they realize their product isn't that great on grease.
February 3, 2013
finally a earth friendly soap that works.
I bought this product two weeks ago and love it. It works with greasy pans, is easy on the hands, and smells heavenly.
Also, I plan to use it in my liquid soap pumps for hand washing.
April 23, 2012