Sinkful of Smiles
I do not have an automatic dishwasher, which means my husband and I spend an inordinate amount of time standing at the sink, cleaning our dishes by hand. For that reason, I like to buy nice-smelling, good quality dish soap to make the experience as painless as possible. Last week I picked up a bottle of J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Lavender dish soap, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! The first thing that attracted me to the product was the packaging. I love the old-timey, apothecary look of the bottle and the label. My husband says that the looks of it reminds him of a bottle of gin, which would be a funny way to disinfect your dirty utensils, but probably not as effective, or as nice-smelling. The smell is heavenly – like indulging in aromatherapy while you chip scorched rice out of the bottom of your favorite pan. (I burn a lot of rice). The formula is nice and sudsy, and doesn’t leave my hands feeling chapped afterward, either. Of course it’s a bit pricier than the brands I normally buy, but I figure what the hell. Anyone who’s doing my dishes (including me) is worth it, right?
Now I need to find a really good brand of detergent. Maybe something nice-smelling that’s still okay for sensitive skin. Anyone got a suggestion?