What You Can Wash Dishes With When There is no Detergent: Top 5 Natural Products

Many people, even in peacetime, began to reject chemical detergents because of their harm to the body.

How to wash dishes without chemicals – 5 natural products

Nobody canceled the natural means, they are in the house of every hoarded hostess.

Baking soda

It’s the ideal cleaner, and it cleans very quickly even stale dirt. With its help, you can wash plates, pans, cutlery, and even the stove. Not only will you end up with clean, but shiny dishes as well.

Citric Acid.

Mostly used to get rid of limescale – two tablespoons and boiling water is enough to clean the kettle. You can also take citric acid to clean the cutlery.


An indispensable helper if you want to remove stale grease or cinders from kitchen utensils. Add 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar to hot water and wash pans like new.

Laundry soap

A great alternative to any store detergent. Just dissolve the soap in water or put it on a sponge and it will not only get rid of food leftovers but also disinfect the dishes.

Mustard powder

Quickly gets rid of grease, even old grease. Sprinkle a little mustard on the dishes, leave it for 5-10 minutes and then rub it with a sponge – you won’t leave a trace of dirt.

How to replace chemicals in the house – universal solutions

In order to clean the dishes without detergent, you can prepare a universal solution. Take:

  • 100 g of laundry soap;
  • 50 gr. of baking soda;
  • 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide;
  • 1 tbsp. ammonia alcohol.

Grate soap on a grater or finely cut with a knife, mix with the rest of the ingredients and add 400 ml of hot water. Whisk the mixture until homogeneous and use as directed.

You can wash things without powder, and also use products from the kitchen cabinet. While washing, add 1-2 tbsp of 9% vinegar, you can use liquid soap instead of powder. Such a method will not only help get rid of stains on clothes but also reduce the amount of plaque in the washing machine. You don’t have to worry about smelling the vinegar – it takes 2-3 hours for the aroma to evaporate while drying.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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