How To Get Your Dishes Sparkling Clean Without Harsh Chemicals


Who would have thought that dishwasher powder could have such a profound impact on ones life?

I mean, they’re all the same, right? They all clean dishes. Does it really matter what brand of dishwasher powder you use?

I never thought so until I had a dishwasher. Believe me, it makes every bit the difference they type of dishwasher powder you use.

And, with what I now know about the use of toxic chemicals in personal care and household products I knew that what I put into my dishwasher could potentially leave a residue on my plates, utensils, glasses and cookware if they are not properly rinsed before use.

Some chemicals, to name a few, include phosphates, bleaching agents, triclosan, SLS Sodium Laurel Sulphate, synthetic fragrances, diethanolamine, formaldehyde, methanol, sulfuric acid and benzene.

Thankfully there are more companies that are committing to creating products that are non toxic to our health as well as the environment. One such company is Modere. You’ve most likely read about them in my previous posts such as The Live Clean Company.

Modere is committed to radically reducing chemicals in our homes to promote the health of your family and of the environment.  Thankfully they have a home care product range that allow you to shop safer and reduce the avoidable load of toxins on your body and home.


Their dishwasher powder is also grey water approved-his means that after using these products, the resulting waste water is safe enough to water your plants.

Another plus is that they have left out many harsh chemicals such as phosphates, dyes and chlorine, chloroform among others.

This proprietary blend uses biodegradable ingredients to cut through the toughest possible cleaning challenges your kitchen can dish up. All ingredients conform to the Modere safer product philosophy, and include:

  • Surfactants: The surfactants or ‘surface active agents’ enhance the wetting and water penetration of the soil, they emulsify greasy and fatty soils and help to suspend the soil so that it is carried away with the wash water and rinse water. The surfactants in the Dishwasher Powder are biodegradable and gentle on the environment, as well as being low foaming so as to allow the wash arms to spin freely and for the machine to function efficiently. They also assist in enhancing the rinse performance of the powder.

  • Builders: The builders are a group of components that effectively soften the water. They remove or combine with the calcium ions in the water and prevent these hard water ions from affecting the wash performance. The water softening effectiveness of the Dishwasher Powder is very important in maintaining a clean and mechanically efficient machine, it keeps the pumps wash arms and pipes free of hard water deposits. The Dishwasher Powder does not contain phosphates, instead it contains naturally occurring plant acids.

  • Oxygen Agent: Dishwasher Powder contains an oxygen agent rather than chlorine bleach. It is far preferred environmentally than chlorine bleach systems, as it breaks down in the environment to oxygen and water and does not produce the toxic by-products that chlorine bleach does. It contributes to the sanitising of the dishes and cutlery, and an activator is included to enhance its effectiveness. 

  • Enzymes: Enzymes are naturally occurring chemical catalysts that break down organic stains like fat, protein, starch and polysaccharides. The enzymes in the Dishwasher Powder are encapsulated to prevent dusting.

  • Glass Corrosion Protection: Dishwasher Powder contains a unique polymer to preserve glassware from corrosion which causes clouding of the glass surface in inferior dishwasher powders.

  • Perfume: The Dishwasher Powder contains a perfume that leaves a pleasant fragrance in the dishwasher but will not taint or influence flavor perception of food in contact with the dishes. It is a pleasant and unique mandarin citrus fragrance.

  • Anti-ingesting agent: The Dishwasher Powder contains an anti-ingestion bitter agent as a safety precaution to discourage children and pets from ingesting the product.

So, there you have it. A dishwasher powder that is safe for the home and environment, leaves dishes sparkling clean without nasty chemical residue and to top it off, is extremely cost effective.

Modere has some of the safest products on the market. They perform to high standards and are inspired by nature, delivered by science.

Shop Safer + Live Clean

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1. CHOICE, Dishwasher Detergent Ingredients and Safety.

2. CANSTAR, 2015, What’s In Your Dishwasher Detergent?

3. MODERE, New Gray Water Safe Household Products.