Top Hypoallergenic Dish Soap Choices

Washing dishes is something we don’t love to do (but we love when they are done). Maybe the dish soap you are using dries out or cracks your skin, or maybe you have a dish soap allergy. Your red, dry, or rashy hands need some love when doing dishes. Hypoallergenic dish soap is a must! We need to be using gentle dish soap to help out. I have put together a list of what I feel earns the title of the top hypoallergenic dish soaps available, here is what I have found.

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Environmental Working Group® (EWG) Researched Dish Soaps

To assist in my research for the top hypoallergenic dish soaps, I have brought in some backup by using the EWG. The EWG has spent 30+ years researching products and providing education, so we can make informed decisions about our household products.

You can check out all of the products that the EWG has reviewed directly at ewg.org 

EWG Rating System

The EWG breaks down their ratings from “EWG Verified™”, which is the best of the best, and a grading scale of “A – F”, just like in school.

Of course, the A is the best rating, after (“EWG Verified”), and the “F “is the worst. Rest assured that there is no “F” rated products on this list.

Top Hypoallergenic Dish Soap List

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94 Dish Soaps Did not make the Top Hypoallergenic Dish Soap List…Yet  

I researched 101 different dish soaps that claim to be hypoallergenic and gentle, but only found 7 that would be classified as the best of the best.  Please read through all of these hypoallergenic dish soaps and find the one that fits your needs the best. All 7 of these soaps have some unique features as well as potential drawbacks.

Why Are There Only 7 Hypoallergenic Dish Soaps on This List?

I stopped at 7 dish soaps because the ingredients and/or potential hazards from the other soaps were not something I would feel comfortable adding to this list at this time. The companies listed, (and others) are using real user feedback and creating better products all the time, so check back often as this list may change.

AspenClean Dish Soap, Unscented

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 AspenClean® dish soap is a hypoallergenic dish soap that contains 100% natural ingredients that are safe to use around pets and children. From my research, AspenClean is all about going “green” and strives to make healthier products that are also good for the environment.

EWG Rating

“EWG Verified”

Ingredients

9 ingredients: Water, Sodium Chloride (Salt), Lauryl Glucoside (sustainable Coconut, Palm Kernel Oil derived, Coco-Glucoside (sustainable Coconut, Palm, Palm Kernel Oil derived), Organic Glycerine (Vegetables derived), Citric Acid, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract.

AspenClean Dish Soap Benefits

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Unscented
  • Suds well
  • Easy on the hands
  • Leaves no residue
  • Organic ingredients
  • Vegan
  • Uses a recycled plastic bottle

Potential Drawbacks

  • Contains Aspen bark extract, this could be an issue if you have an Aspen tree allergy.
  • No large refillable option to save on plastic
  •  More expensive than some other brands
  • May need to use more soap than usual
  • Not widely available in the U.S.

Real User Experience Summary

The price is steeper compared to the competition, and they wish there was a large refill option to save on plastic. Some users reported dry hands, but nothing too extensive, and no reported evidence of any allergic reactions.

Countless users use this soap because it works. Lots of families prefer this hypoallergenic dish soap over the competition because it is safe for the whole family, to include baby bottles. It takes their chemical worries away, especially since soap is used on dishes that we eat off of and put in our mouths. Many customers rave about this dish soap because of its EWG rating and because it’s better for the environment.

Where to Buy AspenClean Dish Soap, Unscented

This soap is currently offered directly from the AspenClean website  as well as the Canadian Amazon.com 

ATTITUDE® Little Ones Baby Bottle & Dishwashing Liquid, Fragrance-Free

This fragrance-free soap was made with baby bottles in mind. What does that mean? Well, it means that ATTITUDE makes a product that is safe around babies and is designed to tackle milk residue and grease on baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, and breast pump components. This product doesn’t stop there, it is also a hypoallergenic dishwashing liquid for day-to-day dishes.

EWG Rating

“A”

Ingredients

7 Ingredients: Anionic surfactant (coco-glucoside), non-ionic surfactant (lauryl glucoside) water,  sodium chloride, sodium gluconate, sodium citrate, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) leaf extract.

Little Ones Baby Bottle & Dishwashing Liquid Benefits

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Reasonably priced in large sizes
  •  Doesn’t leave residue
  • Lots of suds
  • Cuts grease
  • Large Eco-Refill option (2-liter bottle)
  • Vegan
  • Preservative-free
  • ECOLOGO® Certified

Potential Drawbacks

  • Poor container design/no safety seal (multiple reports of the report showing up leaking in the box)
  • May need to use more soap than usual
  • Not sold in stores (online only)

Real User Experience Summary

There is a chance that the bottle will show up leaking until they fix their bottle design or put a safety seal on it, but the company has been great with sending replacements. Additionally, Amazon has fulfilled returns/replacements appropriately thus far.

Users like this soap for many reasons, it’s unscented (literally cannot smell anything), no allergic reactions from using it, and it’s more affordable compared to the other hypoallergenic dish soap competitors.

Where to Buy ATTITUDE® Little Ones Baby Bottle & Dishwashing Liquid, Fragrance-Free

This dish soap is currently sold online only. But there are a few major places where you can make your online purchase.

Amazon.com and directly from ATTITUDE Website

No Tox Life™ Vegan Dish Block® – Solid Dishwashing Soap

I have never seen anything like this! I present to you a dishwashing block.  If you are looking for liquid dish soap this isn’t it, but stay with me here… This soap block washes dishes as well as other items around the house (i.e. laundry, carpet, oven, removing labels).

This is a fresh, new dishwashing approach.

EWG Rating

“A”

Ingredients

8 ingredients:  Water, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoate, Quilla Ja Saponaria (Soapbark), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Decyl Glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera)

Benefits of the No Tox Life Vegan Dish Washing Block

  • Lathers well
  • Cuts grease
  • A little goes a long way
  • Multiple uses
  • Biodegradable
  • Vegan
  • Fragrance-free
  • Made without palm oil
  • No plastic bottles

Potential Drawbacks

  • Residue on dishes reported
  •  Soap block is large and not intended to be cut into smaller sizes

Real User Experience Summary

Some users experienced a residue left on their dishes, especially glasses. On the other hand, users report that for daily dishes like plates and bowls it works quite great. Many customers also report that it is gentle on their hands and does not cause any reactions.

There are a bit of “growing pains” with switching from liquid soap to block soap, as there are a few more steps involved with sudsing up the block. It seems all users are happy with the soap not using plastic bottles and being gentle on the skin.

Where to Buy No Tox Life Vegan Dish Block

You can purchase this soap directly from Amazon.com (click below), or from  NoToxLife.com

Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash

Eco-Max® Hypoallergenic Ulta Dish Soap uses plant-based ingredients. To help keep your skin soft and smooth while doing the dishes, they have added aloe vera. This dish soap also does not contain any fragrances or essential oils. Eco-Max is also a family-owned and operated business out of Canada.

EWG Rating

“A”

Ingredients

8 Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco/Sunflower Amidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Food Grade Sodium Chloride, Food Grade Potassium Sorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Food Grade Citric Acid.

Benefits of Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash:

  • Plant-based
  • Fragrance-free
  • Free of dyes, fragrance, phthalates, parabens, and triclosan
  • Family-owned business
  • Made with 100% green electricity
  • Large bottles available
  • Bottle made with food-grade recycled plastic (PCR)
  • Certified ECOLOGO product

Potential Drawbacks of Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash

  • Hard to find. Mostly sold in Canada, but can be found online
  • Although Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash earns an EWG “A” rating, there are some potential ingredient concerns in the health and environmental categories (full EWG report)

Real User Experience Summary

Users tend to soak their dishes for a few minutes when using this dish soap and wash them by hand. Their results were positive with cutting through grease and baked-on foods from the pans. There were a few users that noticed their skin was dry after using but not to the point of cracking or an allergic reaction.

Where to Buy Eco-Max Hypoallergenic Ultra Dish Wash

This is another Canadian-based company, so you can find this soap in-store (if you live in Canada). For those of us who do not live in Canada, or prefer to shop online. We can purchase directly from the company at eco-max.com/dishwashing

Nature Clean Dish Soap, Unscented

Nature clean was created to provide a product that was gentle on the skin and would not cause allergic reactions. The Nature Clean Dish Soap is no exception to this rule. This soap does not contain fragrance and has been dermatologist tested. This soap would have not made the list 8 years ago, but they have revamped their formula and have turned their EWG rating from a “D” to an “A”, nice work Nature clean!

EWG Rating

“A”

Ingredients

7 Ingredients: Water, Cocamine Oxide, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid

Benefits of Nature Clean Dish Soap

  • Cuts grease
  • Low ingredient count
  • Fragrance-free
  • Non-irritating to skin
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Biodegradable
  • Sold in bulk sizes(3.6L container)
  • Septic and gray water safe

Potential Drawbacks

  • Hard to get suds,(if you want them)
  • Although Nature Clean Dish Soap earns an EWG “A” rating, there are some potential ingredient concerns in the health and environmental categories (full EWG report)

Real User Experience Summary

The overall user experience for the Nature Clean unscented dish soap is pretty great. There aren’t too many reviews out there on this product, but there are not any concerning reports either. The only pitfall I would say is it might be hard to find in stores, but you can buy directly from their website here.

Where to Buy Nature Clean Liquid Dish Soap

Nature clean dish soap can be found at Amazon.com and on their website, NatureClean.ca

Sensitive Home Dish Soap, Free & Clear

The Sensitive Home™ Free & Clear dish soap is the only dish soap currently recognized by the National Eczema Association (NEA) AND the National Psoriasis Foundation. The goal of Sensitive Home is to make products that are effective at their assigned duties, but also gentle on the skin.

The products are backed by third-party testing. Sensitive Home Dish Soap was created to be kind to those of us with allergies, sensitivities, and/or breathing conditions.

EWG Rating

“A”

Ingredients

9 Ingredients: Water, Sodium coco sulfate, Alkyl polyglucoside, Cocamine oxide, Ethanol, Glycerine, Magnesium sulfate, Citric acid, Hydrogen peroxide

Benefits of Sensitive Home Dish Soap

  • Cuts grease
  • Certified hypoallergenic
  • 97% bio-based ingredients
  • Fragrance-free
  • EPA “Safer Choice”

Potential Drawbacks

  • Not a ton of users, yet (hard to get a true feel on product efficacy)
  • Although Sensitive Home Dish Soap earns an EWG “A” rating, there are some potential ingredient concerns in the health and environmental categories (full EWG report)

Real User Experience Summary

Users confirm that this product does great at cutting grease, and has no issues when washing dishes. Some report that this product is the only hypoallergenic dish soap they can use without the need for gloves.

Where to Buy Sensitive Home Dish Soap, Free & Clear

The best place to buy this soap is directly from the Sensitive Home website. Sensitive Home does sell other cleaning products on Amazon.com, but not this soap specifically.

ECOS Dishmate Dish Soap, Free & Clear

ECOS® Hypoallergenic Dishmate Dish Soap, Free & Clear is a quite popular choice for many because of its…well…hypoallergenic properties. This version of their dish soap is much improved from their 2012-2014 formula. The previous versions were not as “free and clear” as what is on the shelf today. If you haven’t used this soap since 2014, it may be worth another shot if it makes sense for you and your specific needs.

EWG Rating

“A”

Ingredients

9 Ingredients: Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate (plant-derived surfactant), Cocamidopropylamine Oxide (plant-derived surfactant), Lauramine Oxide (plant-derived surfactant), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Coco Betaine (plant-derived surfactant), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate (plant-derived water softener), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Citric Acid (plant-derived pH adjuster)

Benefits of ECOS Dishmate Hypoallergenic Dish Soap, Free & Clear

  • No fragrance
  • Made in a carbon-neutral facility
  • Gentle on skin
  • Made without dyes, parabens, phosphates, and phthalates
  • Hypoallergenic
  • pH balanced
  • Never tested on animals

Potential Drawbacks

  • Seems diluted (takes a lot more soap)
  • Has difficulty cutting through grease
  • Bottle sometimes arrives leaking (online purchases)
  • Although ECOS Dishmate Dish Soap earns an EWG “A” rating, there are some potential ingredient concerns in the health and environmental categories (full EWG report)

Where to Buy ECOS Hypoallergenic Dish Soap, Free & Clear

Since this soap is a popular choice, you also have options on where to buy it.

What is Next?

While we are on the topic of hypoallergenic, come check out these next!

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If there is a hypoallergenic dish soap that I missed, or didn’t make the list, feel free to send me an email and we can discuss it! Email: admin@allergypreventions.com

By Chris

Chris is the creator of Allergy Preventions. As an allergy sufferer himself, his vision is to help others find relief from allergies. By combining his 14 years of Public Health experience, personal experience, and his thirst for knowledge, he is dedicated to providing quality recommendations to assist families with allergy symptom relief.