Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tropcial Traditions Powdered Dish Detergent {Review and Giveaway}


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.
~If you would like additional entries you can:
  • Follow me on Google Fried Connect and leave me a comment letting me know that you do.
  • Like Tropical Traditions on Facebook (tell me in a separate comment)
  • Subscribe to Tropical Traditions e-mail newsletter. (tell me in a separate comment).
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.



12 comments:

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Abbi,

I've been enjoying your blog for awhile ~ thanks for taking the time to post! I'm a busy homeschool mom of 6 ~ we have been on a journey to eat healthier, use less and use more natural products. I'd love to give this product a try. We, too, have tried some "natural" dish detergent and it didn't work at all ~ the dishes came out just the same they went in almost. That was a waste of time & resources for sure.

Thanks for the review ~ even if I don't win, I may get some!

Becky
myershouse.mail at gmail dot com

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

Hi Abbi,
What a great giveaway. I often make a mock dishwasher soap. I use a box of cascade a box of washing soda and then a box of borax. I mix it all and store it in a container. However I will say that requires me to use vinegar in that little side thing on the inside of the door because my glasses often have spots otherwise. It does help me lengthen the life of our detergent though.
What a great giveaway. thanks for hosting it
Jenn
sunshineofautumn at yahoo dot com

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

I already follow you on google connect.
jenn
sunshineofautumn at yahoo dot com

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

I liked Tropical Traditions on facebook
jenn
sunshineofautumn at yahoo dot com

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter
jenn
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Autumn said...

I struggle to get my glassware to come out sparkling clean. Too often there is food residue left on the insides of the glasses. I would LOVE to find a product that really works!
Thanks for the review!
Autumn
autumnsdeals (at) gmail (dot) com

Sara said...

I would love to try this detergent! My favorite tip for most detergetns (laundry, dishwasher, etc.), is to use about half the recommended amount. Repairmen have told me that the full amount is too much and can actually damage the machines. Plus, this is better for the budget as well! Thanks, Sara
sara.chiles@cfainstitute.org

Beth said...

I like to add Vinegar as the rinsing agent to the dishwasher. Helps the glasses & silverware come out without spots
rollerbeth at gmail dot com

Beth said...

I Like TT on FB
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Beth said...

I'm signed up for TT's newsletter
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Kim F. said...

Hi Abbi,

Dishwasher tip: If someone you love loads your dishwasher for you, even though it's not how you would do it, love them "anyway" and be thankful!

Kim F. said...

I subscribe to TT newsletter.

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