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Toxin-Free Zero Waste  Sweet Orange Oil & Coconut Scent Vegan Dish Soap. Gentle on Skin and  Biodegradable Bar Soap. Great for Camping and a Multipurpose Soap for Cleaning Dishes, Veggies, Clothes and Surfaces. 

A solid dish soap bar is a waste-free kitchen dishwashing alternative. Eco-friendly vegan block of soap for washing dishes and general household cleaning, including laundry. Our EKOH non-toxic solid dishwashing soap is a square block of soap that can stand free on your countertop. A solid soap that is concentrated, zero-waste, earth-friendly and made in New Zealand in small batches from plant-derived ingredients. 

 

Not only does our EKOH Dish Soap Bar use compostable packaging, but it also requires less water to produce than other washing liquids. Swapping to our Dish Bar Soap in the kitchen is a positive choice to reduce plastic in our environment and is water-wise too. 

 

Why we love our Dishwashing Soap Bar :

  • Non-toxic, gentle on your hands and biodegradable. It is a cleaning powerhouse, cutting through food and grease on your dishes, plates, glasses and pots in all water types.  
  • Easy to use with an EKOH dish brush or dish cloth
  • Super concentrated and goes a long way, lasting many weeks. 

The good stuff 

  • Made with biodegradable, vegan ingredients 
  • Phosphate-free, Paraben-free. 
  • Artificial Fragrance and colour free.
  • Cruelty-free.
  • Septic safe and grey-water safe 
  • Biodegradable with compostable packaging 
  • Palm-oil free
  • Dish soap made in New Zealand

 

We leave out the nasties : 

  • No Synthetic colours or Synthetic Fragrance 
  • Phosphate Free
  • Parabens Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Palm Oil Free

 

SizeEach solid 200g bar (7.05oz) is concentrated and goes a long way, lasting many weeks. A generous 7.5x7.5X 4cm (2.9x2.9x1.6inches) 

Design Name: Citrus dishwashing soap bar, a solid block of dishwashing soap- 200grams

 *We do not guarantee compatibility with all items or materials you may want to clean with your EKOH dish soap square block... If unsure, test a small area first.

 

Have a read of our tips on the 'Tips tab' to help you enjoy washing up with an EKOH dish wash soap bar.

For a great cleaning result, we recommend you wash in warm water and pair the dish soap with our EKOH Dish Brush, Scrubber or your EKOH Swedish Dishcloth

  • Store the EKOH block of Dish Soap in a soap dish where it can quickly dry out. 
  • Scrape off or wipe the dishes to remove excess grease and food before washing. 
  • Wet your brush or cloth and rub on the dish-washing soap block to create suds. (Repeat as needed to refresh suds.) Wash with the dishcloth or brush and rinse well.
  •  You can also leave your dish soap block in the warm water for about 20 seconds before putting the dishes into the sink, swirl around to get soapy suds, remove, place in your soap dish and get washing.
  •  To ensure you optimise the use of your dish soap, store it out of the water.

Kitchen Dishwashing and cleaning tips: 

  • You can also use your Dish Soap Block to clean your sinks in the kitchen or laundry.
  •  Use it to clean the dirty stove, oven top, and countertop surfaces*!
  •  Great for removing labels off jars to reuse your glass jars - apply with the brush and scrub off. 
  • The packing box can be composted at home or shredded into your worm farm.
  •  Keep the block out of the water to air dry and don't try and cut it into smaller pieces.
  • Use our EKOH hemp and sisal soap bag to store your soap and soap bits, and hang it up to keep it dry. 

Use for Cleaning Surfaces 

You can make your own Surface Cleaning Spray using the soap block and reduce plastic in your kitchen.

 Suggested Ratio: 1 part soap: 50 parts water ( test on a small part of the surface you want to clean ) 

  • Add a 1/50 ratio of distilled hot water to grated soap in a container
  • Let it sit until the grated flakes dissolve. It will form a natural cloudy cleaning liquid
  • Use this spray to clean kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

Using as a Laundry Soap

For Hand washing

  • Grate 1 teaspoon directly into a tub of warm water, wait until it melts & add your delicates to soak.
  • Use the soap bar as a stain remover stick - rub directly onto stubborn stains!

Cleaning Tricks & Tips: Great for travelling or camping to save plastic bottle clutter and waste on your holiday. Cut the block down so you can use it for your dishes, washing your clothes and cleaning surfaces.

 


 Earth-Friendly Ingredients and packaging materials

  • Made from plant based essential oils and minerals 
  • EKOH STORE uses all-natural, FSC-certified materials

Packaging

  • The earth-friendly solid dish washing soap bar and its packaging are 100% biodegradable. 
  • The soap box is made from an unbleached Kraft card and is 100% eco-friendly. It degrades naturally within a few weeks, decomposing like leaves falling off a tree.
  • The packing can be recycled.
  • All printing is done using non-toxic inks. We considered paper production and printing (only one colour) when designing our packaging to make it earth-friendly.
  • All shipping packaging is plastic free, recyclable, and/or made from recycled content.

Origin

  • Made in New Zealand in small batches using ethical and certified manufacturing methods. 
  • EKOH is a New Zealand brand and an online eco store, selling eco-friendly products in NZ and to our worldwide eco-community.

Planting Trees

  • We donate to Trees That Count - every purchase helps us support planting a native tree in New Zealand. 



Made in New Zealand from SodiumOlivate(sodium salt of the fatty acid of olive oil), Sodium Cocoate,Sodium Stearate, Aqua, Dosium Coco-Sulfhate (derived from Coconuts), Sodium Bicarbonate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil( Sweet Orange Oil), Glycerin(Moisturiser), Sodium chloride, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate(organic salt synthesised from glutamic acid abundant in nature) For more info, visit our FAQ's

We believe that when an item is created, we must consider how it will be used and disposed of. It is essential to dispose of used products sustainably and environmentally consciously.


How to dispose of any left over soap and the packaging : 

  • The soap bar and box is 100% biodegradable, so you can bury it, feed your worm farm or compost bin, and no nasty microplastics. If you don't have the option to home compost, pop it into your curbside green waste bin. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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Paula
We are a convert to Dish Washing soaps vs Liquids !

It works a treat, and I have used it as a spot stain remover in the laundry too. Great job EKOH and such a nice local product

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Trina Edward-Paul
Great value!

Great value for money, lasts for ages, and a little goes a long way! We’re on our second block and we’ve subscribed now for more!

Thanks Trina , our dish soap solid block is my favorite product in the kitchen!

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Angie G
No plastic!!

Works great and NO PLASTIC!!! dishes left sparkling clean!!

Thank you Angie for the wonderful feedbck :)

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Mandy G
Really works

Fistly need to say I love the packaging. Looks so good and could just toss into the compost bin - also delivered with no plastic ! I have tried a few dish blocks before and yours really works cutting through grease on pans and pots. New customer and EKOH warrior

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Shelly V
I am a convert

I bought the dishwash block because I am trying to reduce plastic in our kitchen. I have now been using it for about 6 weeks and it is fantastic. Took me a week or so to get used to how to use it - with my bamboo brush is best, but I am a convert. Will you be selling a holder for the soap as this would be really usefull ?

Thanks for the feedback, Shelly. So happy you are enjoying the dish block and are working to reduce plastic in your kitchen - well done, it's a few steps every day!
Yes, I am looking at a holder for the soaps and hope to have an eco option available in the new year.

Customer Reviews

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Paula
We are a convert to Dish Washing soaps vs Liquids !

It works a treat, and I have used it as a spot stain remover in the laundry too. Great job EKOH and such a nice local product

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Trina Edward-Paul
Great value!

Great value for money, lasts for ages, and a little goes a long way! We’re on our second block and we’ve subscribed now for more!

Thanks Trina , our dish soap solid block is my favorite product in the kitchen!

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Angie G
No plastic!!

Works great and NO PLASTIC!!! dishes left sparkling clean!!

Thank you Angie for the wonderful feedbck :)

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Mandy G
Really works

Fistly need to say I love the packaging. Looks so good and could just toss into the compost bin - also delivered with no plastic ! I have tried a few dish blocks before and yours really works cutting through grease on pans and pots. New customer and EKOH warrior

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Shelly V
I am a convert

I bought the dishwash block because I am trying to reduce plastic in our kitchen. I have now been using it for about 6 weeks and it is fantastic. Took me a week or so to get used to how to use it - with my bamboo brush is best, but I am a convert. Will you be selling a holder for the soap as this would be really usefull ?

Thanks for the feedback, Shelly. So happy you are enjoying the dish block and are working to reduce plastic in your kitchen - well done, it's a few steps every day!
Yes, I am looking at a holder for the soaps and hope to have an eco option available in the new year.