Kitchen Soap

The best kitchen soap is a versatile dishwashing liquid that leaves your dishes sparkling clean and free of any soap residue, smell, or taste.  There are a few very important factors to consider when choosing a dish soap:

  1. Your dishes showcase the the food and not the dishwashing liquid or detergent used.
  2. The dish soap leaves your hands soft and smooth, while it is tough on grease.
  3. The dish soap is a safe and effective fruit and vegetable wash.

When you plan, grow or shop for the best food, and then spend time preparing exquisite meals to enjoy with friends and family, you want to taste and smell only the food. Good kitchen soap is very important. Irritating kitchen soap that smells and tastes like something unrelated to the food, not only is it poorly effective at keeping your dishes free from unwanted bacteria, it is a waste of time, energy, and resources. 

Good kitchen soap

Good kitchen soap is versatile, can be used as a fruit and vegetable wash, a floor and window cleaner, and a cooking and baking tool, pot and pan cleaner.

Click here to see how to hand wash dishes, using simple, water saving methods.

Food is grown in dirt and is transported in trucks. Depending on what kind of food you eat, much of it is processed in factories, whether it's organic or not. It's a good idea to wash it, before you ingest it.

A good natural dish soap is also a good fruit and vegetable wash. Wash the same way you would wash your dishes, except use drinking water, if your drinking water is different from your household water.

Consider switching to natural dish soap

If you feel any of these symptoms when washing dishes, maybe it's time to switch from a toxic dishwashing detergent or liquid, to natural dish soap.

  1. Foggy and headache-y when using your dish soap
  2. Rough scratchy and or itchy hands during and after washing dishes
  3. Taste or smell your dish soap when eating. Eating chemical dish washing detergents can cause illness. 

Consider making the switch to good natural dish soap and save on headache remedies. Hand creams will actually make your hands smooth and beautiful instead of simply giving you relief.

Eating well and enjoying good health begins at home with the best food and dish soap. Good dish soap is part of a healthy lifestyle.

Liquid Soap Refill makes an excellent vegetable wash
Sparkling clean hand washed dishes
Wash your farm fresh eggs right before you crack them open

Good dish soap has many uses 

I cook a lot. Sometimes I get fancy. I call the way I run my home kitchen, "A Live Kitchen". This means that I always have something in process. Pies baking, sauce cooking, meat thawing, vegetables fermenting, sourdough starter that eats 2x a day and bread rising, garden seeds starting, seeds saved for next year, micro greens sprouting. You get the idea.

The eggs in the photo above, are gifts from my chickens. Each one comes with a protective wax coating on them, called the bloom, which protects the egg and the potential chick inside from bacteria. It also enables the eggs to be stored at room temperature. For now, we store them in egg cartons on a shelf. Eventually, we will have proper showcase storage, mostly because we get great joy looking at them. Theoretically this also retains the best flavor and keeps the most vitamin D intact. Did you know that organic fresh eggs are an excellent source of Vitamin D?

I wash each egg in the kitchen with soap and water, right before cracking it open. It removes any dirt that could potentially contaminate the egg as it is removed from the shell.  This small extra step controls the potential spread of disease. My chickens, like all chickens, bathe in dust and dirt, step in poop, and then help clean it off of each other. 

Read more about the bloom on raising happy chickens.

Wash everything

Good kitchen soap is essential. It needs to clean well, rinse off well, and not pollute my home with synthetic, toxic fumes. Wash everything; fruits and vegetables, kitchen countertops and cutting boards, windows in the house and in the car...all  with the Waterless Hand Soap. Keep a bottle in each of your cars, at work, and in your purse or briefcase for washing my hands when you're not near running water.

Great for hand washing dishes, eggs, a fruit and vegetable wash, you can use the no plastic bottle Liquid Soap Refill, to complete your sustainable homestead journey. 1 bag of soap noodles dilutes to 32 oz. (1 quart) of Instant Liquid Soap Refill. For dilute at home instructions, click here

Good kitchen soap will clean your stovetop. Read about it here.

Good kitchen soap cuts grease

Sparkling clean dishes, free from a detergent smell or aftertaste, are an essential component of good kitchen soap and a healthy kitchen. The suds have the important function of collecting excess dirt and grease. This is what makes natural soap work.

At this point in our own personal history, we have moved from eating out to eating in, even if we bring in prepared food. Enjoy being home and in your kitchen. Make it a comfortable, happy place to feed you, your family and friends. Get creative. Cook a lot, enjoy as much local bounty as possible. A healthy kitchen is a place to grow ideas to make a more sustainable world.

Instant Liquid Soap is the perfect stovetop cleaner. It's gentle on your hands while being tough on built up, caked on grease. Click here to read How to Clean your Greasy Stovetop using zero waste natural soap methods

  1. Tear open pouch at notch
  2. Fill pouch with water to top of label. Gently stir.
  3. Pour into a reused plastic bottle. Use.

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Garden Fresh Food

See those mud splatters on that beautiful green pepper? I picked that and did a preliminary wash, in my garden sink, but I washed it again with soap and water in my kitchen, just to make sure there was not a speck of grit, sand or dirt left. 

Recipes

How to hand wash dishes perfectly every time

Click here 

How to clean your stovetop. Click here

Click here for my Blueberry Custard Pie  made with fresh eggs

Click here for Butternut Squash Soup

Caramelized Onions click here

Fermented vegetables and Salade de Céleri click here

Click here for Hot Pepper Paste

Click here for Sourdough bread starter 

Click here for apple cider vinegar recipes

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Caramelized Onions

Spruce up any dish with caramelized onions. 

Ingredients:

Onions - anywhere from 1-5

Flour for dusting - any kind you have in your pantry, about 1/2 teaspoon per onion

Olive Oil

Salt and spice. I prefer powdered chipotle (which I use as a default spice)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Peel the onions. Slice in half, and then slice into rings. Place in a mixing bowl.
  3. Coat with olive oil. Mix well so all of the slices are coated in oil
  4. Dust with flour. Mix so there is a dusting of flour on every onion slice
  5. Sprinkle salt and chipotle or whatever spice you prefer and mix well.
  6. Spread in a baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. Add to any dish.
  7. In the photo below, you will see the caramelized onions mixed in with leftover buckwheat groats, cauliflower, and sausage.
Sliced onions coated with olive oil
Onions coated with salt and chipotle
Andy's lunch. See the caramelized onions mixed in? Delicious.

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THINK

How much soap money does a shower cost you?

Let's say you spend $6.00 on a bar of soap and it lasts for 7 days of showers. That's $.84 per shower. 

For your next bar of soap, you spend $8.50. That seems like a lot of money, except it lasts for 8 weeks or 56 showers. That's $.15 cents per shower. F.Y.I.: One bar lasts me and Andy 6 weeks of daily showers - 84 showers.

Good soap is cost effective. More

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