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Can You Wash Dishes With Hand Soap?

September 26, 2018

Can You Wash Dishes With Hand Soap?

When it comes to washing dishes, you may run out of dish detergent before it comes time to wash them. Some people may think of just washing the dishes after buying dish soap but some people may not know that there are alternatives that exist. If you ever run out of dish soap, you can, in fact, use liquid hand soap in order to wash those dishes. Although they are normally used for hand care, liquid hand soap, being a detergent, can actually be used to wash your dishes and can be just as effective. Hot water and all natural hand soap go hand-in-hand and can have your dishes looking just as clean and sanitized as before. 

The interesting fact about all natural hand soap is that it has antifungal additives that actively help you clean and sanitize dishes. Normally, we view hand soap as a product that is gentle on our skin and used for hand care but this product can be used for plates, pots, and utensils as well. Also, hand soap dissolves much easier in your dishwasher than if you were using your standard dish detergent. 

Now, what is important to remember is that hand soap may not be able to get through the grime and grease like dish detergent can. Dish detergent normally comes with ingredients that cause it to react more harshly and get into the dishes better, causing you to see a deeper clean. Even knowing that dish detergent is stronger, however, hand soap can still be used for your average dishes and provide you with the same level of clean. There is fundamentally not a difference in terms of getting rid of bacteria and any other contaminants that may be on your dishes. 

All in all, it does not really matter what soap you use on your dishes as long as you are using soap. There is no defying difference that makes it any better to use dish detergent over hand soap. The dish detergent does have a more concentred formula, that can make it more reactant to the dishes, but hand soap can still get the job done and you will be able to clean and use those dishes in no time.


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