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Re: Evironmentally-friendly hand/dish soap

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I swear, I'm waiting for an environmental group to protest the eradication of the polio virus on grounds that it has a right to this planet too. It is a living creature, after all.
You must have missed it. Don't remember now if it was an "environmentalist" or an "animal rights" type, but I read a while back where someone--in all sincerity--made that argument.
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Re: Evironmentally-friendly hand/dish soap

I got dr bronners castille soap and have been transitioning to use it for hands, dishes, hair, body, deck, cabin sole, etc. It's supposedly free of phosphates and surfactants, and I'm impressed with its ability to cut baked-on grease. I confess that I haven't used it much with salt water, but according to others on cruising forums it's good for that.

Joy of course works, but I've come to favor foaming dish soap dispensers as getting up a lather is necessary anyway and foam probably leads to less soap being necessary. I got a dawn foaming dispenser with nasty smelling soap, used it up, filled it with 1:3 dr bronners. I use a brush on a handle, sponges are nasty.

For foaming hand soaps and hand sanitizers, beware of active ingredients triclosan and benzylkonium, as they are toxic to fish.
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Re: Evironmentally-friendly hand/dish soap

I just discovered the magic of coffee grounds for hand soap. Next time you make a pot just set aside the grounds in a container and when your hands are afoul later take a palm full of grounds with a liberal handful of your favorite soap and scrub away... you will be amazed at the results! I just stumbled on this tip by accident and can't believe I hadn't heard of it before. NO more Mr. Nasty hands here!

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