How to use our Favorite Zero Waste Dish Soap - Zero Waste Cartel

How to use our Favorite Zero Waste Dish Soap

We’ve had so many people asking about how to use the vegan dishwashing block, so here goes!

As you’re probably aware, plastic-packaged detergents can be horrible for the environment. Not only do they come packed in plastic but they’re often filled to-the-brim with harsh chemicals. 

But should you really switch to an eco-friendly and natural detergent? 

At first glance, a natural detergent can catch you off guard… I mean... does it really work? Why is it a block? Ok so if it works, and it is indeed a block - how the heck do I use it? 

All valid questions, I’m going to give you the facts.

First, the No Tox Life natural detergent works because of:

  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (all natural, derived from coconuts) effectively lifts and removes dirt
  • Glycerin (plant derived) is hygroscopic and a gentle stain remover
  • Decyl Glucoside (plant derived) is cleansing and creates a full foamy lather, which is mild on the skin

For the reasons mentioned above, it’s a versatile block of goodness and it can also be used as a carpet cleaner, stain remover and surface cleaner!

So now, how do you use it?

Because this product is a solid block of detergent (instead of a liquid), it works a little different. 

So here’s a little video that shows you exactly how you can get the best results when using your dishwashing block. P.S they last for ages!

Many people will fill a sink with warm soap water and wash their dishes with that. 

This dish block is palm-oil free and contains all natural ingredients. It's a mild detergent so you will not get the best results washing your dishes this way.

We recommend to simply:

  • Get sponge or dish brush 
  • Lightly wet
  • Rub sponge/ dish brush on your dish block 
  • Rub sponge/ dish brush on dishes to create lather
  • Rinse dishes!

Alternatively, you can also grate a small amount into a container, add a small amount of water (keep the concentration high) and mix it up to create soapy water!

You can then dip your brush/sponge in when needed.

Remember, a little goes a really long way, and one dish block can last you up to 6 months!

check out the dish soap...


This zero-waste vegan dish washing block™ bar is a cleaning powerhouse with a rich, sudsy lather. It cuts stubborn grime and grease, without drying out your hands.

You can even use it for cleaning-duty all over your home. Take stains out of laundry, take labels off of jars, spot clean your carpet, use it to wipe down counters... it's a truly multipurpose product.

Alice G 
Renowned fashion designer with a flair for the simplistic and unique style.

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