Hi there! I came across this information today and thought that it was too good not to share. I have been switching out products in my home from store-bought toxin-filled products to natural, plant-based products that I know are good for me. Changing my dish soap to Thieves Dish Soap is one of my latest switches. I know you may be thinking that dish soap is pretty harmless and what’s the big deal?
It is a big deal because the toxins that we use in our homes and our bodies build up. A little here and there might not seem like a big thing, but over time your body is full of these weird toxins and no one really knows how our bodies are dealing with them. If you can make a quick, easy change why wouldn’t you?
Here’s some information on Thieves Dish Soap from my friend Amanda:
Thieves Dish Soap. It’s made entirely from plant-based ingredients. I’m gonna break this down for you because who in the world has time to read ingredient lists? No one.
Water. LOL. Ok moving on.
Decyl glucoside – 100% raw and renewable material made from coconuts and corn. It’s gentle, non-irritating, non-allergenic, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic. It makes things bubble!
Sodium lauroyl lactylate – food-grade salt found in coconut oil, laurel oil, cow and goat’s milk.
Lauryl glucoside – formed by blending alcohol and simple sugars. The raw materials come from vegetables and coconuts. It has a zero hazard rating by EWG.
Sodium oleate – This is crazy cool. So soaps are salts made of fatty acid (in this case, from vegetable oil), and the higher % of total fatty matter the better the soap. Sodium oleate has TFM of 92.8%. The soaps you buy at the store have fillers and preservatives that lower their TFM to around 50%. I think this explains why this dish soap is SO GOOD. In food, this ingredient may increase your cholesterol, but as a cleaning agent it’s perfectly safe. P.S. Oleate = a salt of oleic acid which is a main component of Olive Oil.
Caprylyl glucoside – a gentle surfactant derived from coconuts.
Sodium sesquicarbonate – a double salt of baking soda and washing soda (a water softener). Safe even for cosmetic use!
Jade lemon peel essential oil – has the naturally occurring compound, d-limonene which dissolves oils.
Bergamot peel essential oil (Furocoumarin-free) – is better for sensitive skin than bergamot oil with furocoumarin. It cleanses and kills bacteria.
Clove bud essential oil – is antimicrobial and antiseptic. Oil derived from clove buds is actually used in pharmaceuticals and dental products, and is much safer for skin than clove leaf or stem oil.
Lemon peel essential oil – antiseptic. It’s cleansing and has tons of health benefits.
Cinnamon bark essential oil – pretty much every word that can have “anti” added to it and it mean something good for you, applies to this oil.
Eucalyptus radiata essential oil – antimicrobial, antibacterial and more.
Rosemary leaf essential oil – incredibly good for you. It’s antiseptic and antiviral.
You know what’s in my ex-lover, Blue Dawn? Methylisothiazolinone, a synthetic biocide that causes allergic reactions, and studies are suggesting that it’s a NEUROTOXIN. Have you been paying attention to all the news about the FDA finally banning the nasty stuff in antibacterial soaps?
It didn’t come as a big shock to us. We stopped using that stuff a while ago because this info is out there, and just because the FDA allows it does not mean it is safe. It’s frustrating, but I’m glad to know that I can trust everything in YL products. THIS is why I gush about this company. THIS is why I signed up for their wellness box monthly subscription and got rid of the junk we’d been using. THIS is why it matters.