Since I always enjoy trying out something that is useful and promotes good health I was quite happy to get to review Powdered Dish Detergent from Tropical Traditions. Since I have heard scary things about regular dishwasher soap, getting to try some that doesn't have those bad characteristics was something I was quite excited about.
Here is what Tropical Traditions has to say about it:
"Household Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent is non-toxic and environmentally safe with no harmful by-products upon decomposition. Household Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent does NOT contain chlorine, phosphates, fillers or fragrances. Household Traditions Powdered Dishwasher Detergent rinses away completely leaving no residue on your dishes so you get a clean, safe sparkle."
This all sounds really good but the real test was "Would it work?" I have tried some natural dishwasher detergents in the past but have not been completely satisfied, so when trying this I was hopeful but not very convinced that it would work well.
Well I am happy to say that so far (after around a week of using it) I am very, very happy with it!! I haven't done any scientific tests with each load being dirtied exactly the same way or anything like that but in my normal usage where I fill the dishwasher with our very dirty dishes (I don't rinse them because I had read that you don't need to) Tropical Traditions Powdered Dish Detergent has worked very well! In my opinion it has worked better than the regular stuff that I had before from Walmart. I am very, very pleased! The first time I used it I followed the directions and used a full 2 oz. scoop. That filled both my soap containers (in the dishwasher) up to the brim and after that I have just done 1/2 of a scoop and only filled one slot and it has still worked wonderfully!
If you want to read more about it, or if you would like to buy some for yourself you can check it out at Tropical Traditions. The normal price for their large jar of 5 lbs is $32.00 but right now it is on sale for $19.99.
Maybe you would like to try to win a jar?
~To enter to win leave a comment below telling me any dishwasher tips you have or what you have found hard to get clean in the dishwasher or tell me what your favorite fall activity is or something! Mainly I want to enjoy reading your comment not just have you say "I'd like to win" (comments like that may be deleted). Also be sure to leave me some way to contact you (e-mail address would be good!) or you cannot win.
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So have fun entering!
This giveaway will end on Thursday Oct. 27th. I will randomly choose a winner at that time. Giveaway is open to those in the US and Canada.
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.