Dawn Concentrated Dish Liquid, Antibacterial

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Dawn Dish Liquid & Hand Soap ~ Definitely Not the Best!

Oct 4, 2006 (Updated Oct 6, 2006)
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Pros:Nice scent.

Cons:Does not work very well.

The Bottom Line: It works, but not as great as I hoped.


I don't really know what sparked me to purchase Dawn Ultra Concentrated Dish Liquid & Antibacterial Hand Soap. My best guess is that it was rather cheap and I had a coupon. Whatever the reason for buying it, I just finished the bottle and thought now would be a great time to share my thoughts on it.


The bottle says...

~ Squeaky clean even on plastic
~ Helps fight germs on hands when used as a hand soap
~ Ultra = Use 1/3 less
~ For external use only
~ Do not add bleach
~ Not for use in dishwashers
~ Contains no phosphate
~ Made in USA


Warnings

~ Keep out of reach of children
~ In case of accidental ingestion, drink a glass of water to dilute
~ If eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water


Ingredients

~ Active Ingredient - Triclosan 0.10% - antibacterial hand soap
~ Inactive Ingridents - water, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium pareth-23-sulfate, C12-14-16 dimethyl amine oxide, SD alcohol 40-B, undeceth-9, sodium lauryl benzene sulfonate, sodium cumene sulfonate, sodium chloride, PPG26, cyclohexanediamine, magnesium chloride, polyacetate, fragrance, yellow 5, red 33


My Thoughts

One claim for this dish soap that stands out is it being squeaky clean even on plastic. I know that I, for one, absolutely hate cleaning plastic containers. They are harder to clean. And they take double or triple the time to air dry, but that is beside the point. So when one of my Smart Spin containers ended up in the sink, I was almost excited to wash it.

It was pretty dirty, as it had stored leftover lasagna that sat in the fridge far too long. I had my scrubber ready and went to work on the bad boy. After finally getting all the gunk off and thoroughly washing it, I found I was not impressed at all. I mean, the Dawn Ultra Concentrated Dish Liquid & Antibacterial Hand Soap did get it clean, but by no means was it squeaky clean. It seemed there was no added magical powers doing anything more than any other dish soap would have done.

Now, after using the whole bottle rather quickly, I feel it really did not do well on anything. The majority of my dishes are clear blue. They are not hard to clean, but they do show streaks and spots. Every time I used this soap to clean them, they still looked uncleaned. It just became a no win situation.

As far as the antibacterial hand soap part goes, I still am not impressed. The orange smell of the soap is just fine for washing the dishes, but I really do not care for my hands smelling like an orange. In fact, usually after I wash the dishes the first thing I do is wash my hands so they won't smell like I just washed the dishes.

I will say, though, that it did come in handy having an antibacterial soap close by in the kitchen. It works well for quickly washing hands before, during, or after cooking. I suppose it would also be nice for washing hands before eating, but out of habit I go into the bathroom.

It has been my experience to find that any kind of product that has dual purposes does not work too well. The idea behind having a soap that is strong enough for dishes and gentle enough for washing hands is nice, but just doesn't work for me. I need something stronger for my dishes and something that smells better on my hands.



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