Updated June 14, 2020 by Allean Phelps

The 10 Best Dish Soaps

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Though it is not a chore that many people probably put a lot of thought into, the soap that you use to clean your dishes can make a big difference to how quick you can get the job done and how sparkling everything comes out. We put together a varied list of options for you to choose from, and made a point to include some natural formulas for those who are trying to minimize the chemicals they use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Dawn Platinum

2. Palmolive Oxy Power Degreaser

3. Seventh Generation Free and Clear

Editor's Notes

June 11, 2020:

There's a long list of dish soaps that can clean dishes effectively. But finding one that checks all the boxes can be difficult. The choices here offer a trifecta: cutting through grease, removing baked-on foods, and leaving hands feeling soft. So, whether you prefer natural, scented, or a moisturizing cleanser, you are sure to find something among this selection that fits the bill.

When you wash dishes multiple times a day, you want a product that makes a lot of suds. With Puracy Natural, you not only get a product that powers through grease and softens the hands, but you also get up to 160 sinks full of long-lasting bubbles.

Options like Mrs. Meyers Clean Day and ECOS Dishmates can lift dried foods like peanut butter or mac and cheese after a few minutes of soaking. But if you have a sensitive nose, opt for a fragrance-free formulas like the one offered by Seventh Generation Free and Clear.

Special Honors

32 Uses for Dish Soap Dish soap is one of the cheapest cleaning products you can buy. Not only can you use it to wash glasses, eating utensils, and pans, but it works wonders when you need to spot-clean upholstery or hand wash delicate fabrics. To get the most bang for your buck, check out 32 Uses for Dish Soap That You Probably Haven't Thought Of. sheknows.com

Earthling Co The Earthling Company makes earth-friendly products. Their bar dish soap lasts up to six months. It is infused with citrus-based oils, produces a foamy lather, and leaves dishes squeaky clean. The company donates 10 percent of its profits to environmental conservation. theearthlingco.com

4. Ajax Triple Action

5. Dapple Baby

6. ECOS Dishmates

7. Mrs. Meyers Clean Day

8. Lemi Shine

9. Method Dishwashing Liquid

10. Puracy Natural


Allean Phelps
Last updated on June 14, 2020 by Allean Phelps

Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.


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