We use dish soaps every single day. We can’t imagine our household life without them. It’s true that they are very important, but most of them are filled with chemicals which can be very harmful to us. They cause damage to our body and the overall health so they must be avoided.

Some dish soaps contain toxic fragrances, silicate salts, formaldehyde, ammonium sulfate and sulfuric acid which are really detrimental.

The following 6 dish soaps must be avoided:

6.Legacy of Clean

1.Sulfuric Acid

Sulfuric acid is widely used in the manufacture of fertilizers, dyestuffs, explosives, parchment paper, and glue.

Eye contact with sulfuric acid can cause glaucoma and cataracts. Skin contact may cause dermatitis. While its inhalation can be extremely irritating and cause serious lung damage.

Palmolive and Ajax contain sulfuric acid so you should immediately stop using them.


Fragrances are all around us, from the cologne, the diffuser sticks in our bathrooms and bedrooms to the perfumes which we use every day. They are inevitable.

We use them to attract attention, but they can seriously damage our health.

Fragrances contain pentasodium pentetate, which can irritate your skin and eyes. We recommend you to stay away from them.


Formaldehyde is found at Ajax, Palmolive, Dawn, and other household cleaners. We use these cleaners every day, but the Environmental Working Group explain that formaldehyde is very dangerous.

It can lead to skin allergies and irritations, respiratory problems, damage your DNA, cause extensive damage to proteins and cause cancer.

4.Silicate Salts

Silicate salts are found in Palmolive and many other soaps. They are considered as safe products but they are not so safe.

If consumed or inhaled, they can lead to skin irritations, allergies, eye damage, and respiratory problems.

5.Ammonium Sulfate

Ammonium sulfate is found in Ajax and Palmolive’s products. It can cause irritation to the respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract.

It can also cause a cough, vomiting, and diarrhea. Redness, itching, and pain to the skin and eyes and even cancer.

We recommend you to immediately stop using them and choose another healthier alternatives.

This list contains healthier soap products which won’t cause any side effect:

Better Life
Seventh Generation

But, again if you want to live a healthy lifestyle and use only natural products, we suggest you to make your own natural dish soap.

Here is a video with instructions: