My kitchen qualifies as a crisis for many reasons (most notably the lack of cabinets and flooring - it's what I call the 'slow remodel process.' I'll have it all fixed up in a year or two), but right now, it's all about the dish soap.
I spent my entire day talking to people about the power of natural foods and natural bath and beauty products and teas and herbs... and I come home to the freakin' Palmolive. I preach to people about "what you put on and in your body matters," yet I have a vat of green goo next to my kitchen sink. It makes me feel a bit icky.
To be fair to myself, I didn't buy the stuff, but it's here and I come face to face with it more than I like (we're a big family and we don't eat processed foods, so I cook.... a lot). As I'm soaking the kombucha bottles tonight, I find myself looking at the jug - and I mean really looking at it.
Why on earth do I need Ultra Strength dish detergent? One that's tough on grease? We don't eat meat or dairy, so unless we have some serious avocado grease going on or someone got out of hand with the coconut oil... I just don't see why we would need this product.
And I find myself wondering... who needs Ultra Strength detergent? What the hell are they cooking? I'm trying to imagine that dinner table and it's making me uncomfortable. I know, I'll distract myself by looking up the ingredients... it's "soft on hands," right? It doesn't make me feel better. I shouldn't be immersing my hands in this crap 5 times a day or slathering it on our dishes, or inhaling the fragrance that continually makes me sneeze...
So it looks like the "slow remodel process" will include a cleaning product makeover as well. The green goo has got to go.... oh, and if you think you really need Ultra Strength detergent that's tough on grease, please re-evaluate what you're serving up from your kitchen.
A work in progress