On Green Cleaning Dirty Dishes. The Spaghetti Scrub Review and Giveaway

06 December 2014

I spend a bunch of time in the kitchen (yay!) and a decent amount of time at the sink (not so yay!). This phase of life is full of so many dirty dishes, and I never could find a sponge, brush, scrub that I liked.

I feel like I've run the gamut. I've microwaved stinky sponges. I've fished slimy egg out of mesh scrubs. I've watched soap dispensing brushes just waste and waste and waste my dish soap. I even went through a phase of using those little mesh garlic bags. They worked well enough that I'd probably still be using them, if I'd never met The Spaghetti Scrub.
Back in July, the nice folks at Goodbye Detergent sent me some of their alternative cleaning goods and like a dutiful kitchen diva, I've been work-horsing them for months now.

So let's talk about this scrub. It's all natural. Like practically edible.

It's made with peach pits and corncobs (crunchy heart eyes). It lathers up with very little soap and dries out quickly so bacteria doesn't build up. It's designed in a way that with a simple rinse, it lets go of gunk.  It's not the cheapest scrub on the block, but it lasts for months, so it's ultimately pretty cost effective.

(I'm manipulating my font sizes to draw attention to certain perks of the product. I hope it's adding to your experience. I'm sure Anthropologie will be contacting me to write copy for them any. day. now.)

But seriously. It's a great product. And it's like our little kitchen pet.
Goodbye Detergent makes a variety of products. We also got to try their Outdoor Scouring Pad on our grill and their Cutting Board Refresher which has got me all inspired about making my own beeswax/mineral oil cutting board butter so my cutting boards can get good and polished!

Goodbye Detergent offered to give you one of their starter sets: The Original Spaghetti Scrubs Set. It will bring some merriment to the seasonal influx of dishes to one special reader!!

And check back tomorrow for our second annual Rhodes Honey giveaway!

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment with any of your favorite alternative cleaning tips and/or check out the Goodbye Detergent Facebook page! (If you have any trouble commenting just e-mail me!)

33 comments :

  1. I love my steam mop! No harsh chemicals on my floors!

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  2. That spaghetti scrub looks pretty great!

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  3. Apple cider vinegar to wash my cutting board with to disinfect. :)

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  4. I don't know many natural cleaning tips, but I will definitely be trying apple cider vinegar as a cleaner now!

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  5. I get stains out of my cutting board with lemon and kosher salt - I need to be better about oiling them!

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  6. Make your own swiffer pads with dollar store washcloths!

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  7. This may be a 'cheater' tip, but I love my Norwex cloths so I don't have to use any cleaners - just water.

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  8. I am just a big proponent of using non-disposable cleaning products.... I am a lifetime user of the Dobie dish sponge, but if these spaghetti sponges are all that you say they are, worthy of different font sizes and all, I will have to try them out.

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  9. I spray all the kids bottles and cups with hydrogen peroxide before throwing in the dishwasher. Natural and non toxic!!

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  10. I lone cleaning with white vinegar ... makes for quick work!

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  11. How much does it usually cost? I went on their website but it doesn't say. My cleaning lady commented that our sponge gets smell-ier faster than most of her clients, so I've been on the lookout for a better alternative.

    I don't really have any cleaning tips, but I do try to have the kitchen spotless every night before I go to bed. It makes the next morning so much better.

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  12. Cleaning windows with vinegar and water...although I need something to help combat the strong smell. :)

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  13. I am pretty sick of our disintegrating kitchen sponges!

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  14. This is fascinating!! Am very interested to try it out, esp since our sourdough starter seems to get encrusted into every sponge! We try to do a whole bunch of green cleaning here, but I'd say my faves are DIY Swiffers, and baking soda to get crusted food and grease off everything.

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  15. I'm intrigued with this sponge. I like to use microfiber cloths to clean with - they are great for cleaning dust and grime and can be washed so you can use them again and again.

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  16. Hmm..alternative cleaning tips? We use 7th generation soap and random sponges that get all kinds of nasty as well as scrubbers.I'm a fan of vinegar cleaning and a little tea tree essential oil to rinse the sink with (not sure if there's anything to this but in my mind it serves as my little bit of disinfecting my sink.) :)

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  17. We use only Melaleuca natural cleaners! And we clean ourselves with homemade soap ;)

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  18. two words: baking soda. on everything.

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  19. Steam mopping is the best -- no chemicals required and the pad rewashes for years!

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  20. Using salt to clean up oily spills!

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  21. I love keeping a spray bottle of vinegar&water around to spray down my counters to disinfect and it also works really well on cleaning gunk off the hood over the stove and the top of our fridge.

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  22. I really like using microfiber cloths that I can re-use!

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  23. I use nor-wex cleaning cloths. they have silver woven in, so they are anti-bac and clean with just water.

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  24. This isn't exactly cleaning, but I spray peppermint extract around the windows and doors to repel spiders.

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  25. No tips here, Jeremy does the kitchen cleaning...although I did get squirted in the eye by a lime he was running in the garbage disposal to "freshen it up"...so does that count??

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    1. Oh, and we use Shaklee cleaning products. Never have a headache after using those :)

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  26. why do those scrubber brushes waste so much soap!?

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  27. I use vinegar in place of rinse aid in the dishwasher. That's all I've got. :)

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  28. Great giveaway! would love to try this!

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  29. I don't have any tips but I think it's time to part ways with our gross sponges.

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  30. I use white vinegar for (almost) all the things. It's especially great for soaking gross stinky washcloths in and making them smell fresh again–we go through them like crazy thanks to messy kiddos.

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  31. Green cleaning improves air quality and is safer than traditional cleaning. The improvement is so drastic, in fact, that many companies have noticed a reduction in sick time, and related healthcare costs.

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