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Using a Sal Suds Spray to Clean Dishes

Using a Sal Suds Spray to Clean Dishes

One of the most basic uses of the Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner is for handwashing dishes. However, the concentration of the soap is so strong that it is very easy to get more bubbles than I bargained for. If I am filling a sink, or a large pot for washing a number of dishes, a small squirt of the Suds works well. But I have found that for washing a single item – whether it’s a plate, a pot, a cutting board or a high chair tray – even a drop of pure Sal Suds is more than I need.

Washing Dishes With Sal Suds. Using a Sal Suds Spray to Clean Dishes

Instead, I have found that spraying the item with my bottle of Sal Suds All-Purpose Spray gets just the right amount. This way I’m not wasting Sal Suds nor time in cleaning up excess bubbles. Also, as a mom I tend to move really fast. There’s always something else I need to do – right now. Even the bit of time it takes to wait for a single drop of Sal Suds to come out of the bottle gets me tapping my toe in impatience. The spray bottle is much faster, and I just like it better. So I keep the bottle right under the sink – handy for counters, floors, and dishes.

Further reading

Sal Suds cleaner shows >60% biodegradation after 28 days per ISO 14593

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angela c esselburn says:

I like the dawn powerwash spray foaming soap and thought that maybe I could refill use sal suds instead? Would you recommend? And what ratio?

Lisa Bronner says:

Hi Angela- While I haven’t tried this product specifically, I do know of customers and colleagues who have. I use my All-Purpose spray on dishes, which is either 1 Tbsp. Sal Suds or 1/4 c. Castile Soap in 1 qt. water so try this same dilution. Since the bottle itself is 16oz, you’ll want to halve the recipe and instead use 2 Tbsp. Castile Soap or ½ Tbsp. Sal Suds. Feel free to change the concentration a bit if you want the dilution to be more or less strong. Let me know how it goes!

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