I recently mentioned that I used Joy Antibac dishwashing liquid to clean my makeup brushes in my post the other day, right? Had I tested this other product sooner, this, not Joy, would have been part of the feature. Meet a locally available dishwashing liquid concentrate brought to us by Droplets of Nature and is just as effective as Joy (actively foams, too) plus is made from surfactants derived from potatoes, corn, and coconut. If you’re iffy about using Joy on cosmetic brushes (I personally am not) substitute Joy in this brush cleaning tutorial with this.
ECO-FRIENDLY DISHWASHING LIQUID (in photo: 500ml bottle)
“Our dishwashing liquid is made from potato/corn based surfactant, which is listed as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the US Food & Drugs Administration. * Highly Concentrated (a tiny drop is enough for 4 to 6 pieces of plates or 5 tablespoon of the dishwashing liquid can be mixed to one cup of water for the most economical way) With Cinnamon and Peppermint Essential Oils.”
//PRICE: P156 > 500ml //P285 > 1 liter
Effective | Concentrated | Paraben-Free | Phosphate-Free | SLES-free | Biodegradable | Not tested on animals (has the cruelty-free bunny seal)
You know, it foams like a dream on dishes as well as makeup brushes, our cook who’s been with us since before I was born (over 30 years) just said so a few minutes ago “Aba, Jul MABULA siya! (it’s very bubbly)”. Plus you know the essential oils in it helps provide the slip needed to remove food grease, because oil removes oil, then the foaming action rinses out well. The concentrate is not as runny in consistency as Joy is, it’s thicker, it’ll remind you more of a liquid gel hand soap when you pump it out, but it works so well as a brush cleansing alternative. A few pumps, I’d say about 2 or 3, diluted in 1 cup of water is enough to do probably 10+ dishes if you’re frugal with the proper use of the sponge. I know it doesn’t beat Joy’s 1 drop to like half a liter of water but that also tells you how chemically intense Joy is. Now, am not about to go on an ANTI-JOY rampage here, okay? I’m just presenting an eco-friendly alternative. Check out how many brushes I cleaned yesterday with this, you see the solution amount in the bowl.
in photo: Ecotools bronzing brushes, 2 Charm brushes, and an Ellana XL buffing brush
You know what, after doing these brushes (using my Deep Cleansing Method in this previous post) with about a 3/4 cup solution of water and Droplets of Nature’s dishwashing fluid…my hands didn’t itch AT ALL as they usually do after I use Joy. What you’re seeing in the bowl is how much solution (water + dishwashing liquid) I used to clean these 5 big, fluffy, dense makeup brushes yesterday which are separate from the set I cleaned the other day, and that solution had some left over afterwards. Now that these brushes are dry from yesterday, they look and feel like when they were new. Normally if I do this many makeup brushes with Joy (lathering them up in my left hand repeatedly) my hands tend to itch after I rinse. Now, I know what you’re thinking, what about what it can do in the Anti-bacterial department?
(it looks a little green here, but that’s just the photo from their site. The true color is shown in my first photo)
For anti-bacterial properties it doesn’t say anything specific but it does say it’s loaded with cinnamon and peppermint oils. There have been recent as well as older studies that show Cinnamon’s effectivity in the anti-microbial department, and this dishwashing liquid contains lots of cinnamon oil, so much that you can definitely smell the cinnamon and peppermint when washing the dishes, isn’t that pleasant and great for this holiday season?
“Cinnamon’s essential oils also qualify it as an “anti-microbial” food, and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi, including the commonly problematic yeast Candida. In laboratory tests, growth of yeasts that were resistant to the commonly used anti-fungal medication fluconazole was often (though not always) stopped by cinnamon extracts.
Cinnamon’s antimicrobial properties are so effective that recent research demonstrates this spice can be used as an alternative to traditional food preservatives. In a study, published in the August 2003 issue of the International Journal of Food Microbiology, the addition of just a few drops of cinnamon essential oil to 100 ml (approximately 3 ounces) of carrot broth, which was then refrigerated, inhibited the growth of the foodborne pathogenic Bacillus cereus for at least 60 days. ” – source: WHfoods.com
Nothing like getting a bit of Christmas-y aromatherapy while doing household chores. Don’t worry about an aftertaste being left on your plates, it rinses off extremely well. I also like the peace of mind this brings when you’re eating off of a plate that you know has been cleansed with something all-natural. You can purchase this product online here via Shopinas.com AND in regular retail via Cash & Carry; Landmark; DutyFree Philippines; Finds; Bora Budget; Pepper Jack; Echostore International Freeport; Numa; Baby Land; Baby Step; Buy Low Supermarket.
//PRICE: P156 > 500ml //P285 > 1 liter
*product provided by brand for review