Choosing the Best Eco Friendly Dishwasher Powder

Are you looking for a dishwasher detergent in Australia that is the most friendly to the planet and your health as can be?

You'll be wanting a dishwasher powder that is made without the use of toxic ingredients, leaves no harmful residue, is free from palm oil, is highly concentrated (so less weight to cart around the planet), biodegradable, as well as grey water and septic safe.  Your options are powder, liquid, pods or sheets.  Finding one of those options that ticks all the planet-friendly boxes and without any plastic packaging is not easy.

Kin Kin Naturals eco dishwasher powder

At Biome, we have two dishwasher powder options:

Kin Kin - more economical, receives the best reviews for performance, but does have some thin plastic in the lining of the bag that can not be recycled.  No more filling up the dispenser - this powder requires only three teaspoons (just under 1 tablespoon)! 

Lil' Bit - packaged in a plastic free, home compostable bag.  Use 1 to 2 tablespoons per load.

How the best dishwasher powder is formulated

Formulating a detergent is an art, and the head of Kin Kin Naturals is skilled in this art like no other eco brand due to their past experience formulating OMO detergents, and their intricate knowledge of natural ingredients. 

Kin Kin Naturals eco dishwasher powder is:

  • Free from toxic ingredients, including alcohol ethoxylate, a very harmful substance to soil and aquatic organisms, and one that is often found in detergents, even 'eco' ones.
  • Safe for gardens, grey water and septics, as it is plant (coconut) and mineral based, contains at least 95% less sodium than regular detergents (salt being highly damaging to soil and plants), and completely and readily biodegradable (free from the petrochemical surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonate or LAS).
  • Free from palm oil 
  • Skin friendly, as the formulation is based on the latest dermatologic literature, so you will not find SLS or any other toxic or skin-sensitising ingredients.
  • Made locally, so the carbon emissions involved in transporting the product are minimal compared to products formulated overseas.

Where to get the best dishwasher powder Australia

Purchase Kin Kin Naturals eco dishwasher powder in a 2.5kg bag or 1.1kg bag online at Biome.

The 2.5kg bag is enough for 160 washes, working out to be $0.19 per load.

While the 1.1kg bag is enough for $70 washes, which equates to $0.24 per load.

Compared to the top Finish dishwasher tablets, which are approximately $1.50 per load, Kin Kin Naturals eco dishwasher powder is clearly the more economical choice. 

How to use Kin Kin Naturals eco dishwasher powder 

Kin Kin Naturals eco dishwasher powder is ultra-concentrated - only needing three teaspoons per load. This saves packaging materials and avoids needless shipping around water and fillers. Please be aware of this concentration and only use the recommended dose. 

How to use: 

Add 15ml (3 teaspoons) of eco dishwasher powder to your dishwasher and run the cycle as normal. 

Are dishwasher tablets, sheets or powder better? 

Unlike dishwasher tablets and dishwasher sheets, Kin Kin Naturals eco dishwasher powder does not contain plastic in the formulation of the product.  However, please be aware that there is plastic in the packaging - the bag is made from kraft paper lined with a thin plastic foil and is not recyclable.

Dishwasher tablets and dishwasher sheets contain PVA, a petroleum derived plastic. In fact each dishwasher sheet contains about 45 grams of plastic. They claim that this plastic 'dissolves into nothing'; however, the plastic used in these products still requires fossil fuels to be extracted, refined and shipped around the world to make the sheet. And then it's used in one load. So they are actually single use plastic! 

About Kin Kin Naturals

Kin Kin Naturals is a small family business based in the Noosa Hinterland in Queensland. They are passionate about making all natural cleaning products that actually work, and only use ingredients they'd be happy to put in their own backyard or close to their children's skin. 

Dad, Felix, is a PhD-qualified formulator, who used to work for OMO. His skills are unique in the world of eco products, and you will notice the difference when using Kin Kin Naturals Dishwashing Powder.

Buy eco dishwasher powder here.

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