Have you seen this in stores yet?
It is a liquid dish washing soap with fresh-from-the-garden ingredients! My dear friend Susan, just dropped off a bottle of this Mrs. Meyer’s Lemon Verbena Dish Soap. She found it at Whole Foods and knowing that I have a thing for lemon verbena, she bought it for me.
I think I love this soap. It’s label says it is an “Aroma-therapeutic Household Cleaner.” It is made with pure essential oils and only has “naturally occurring, hard-working-yet-gentle-cleaning agents”.
The only thing is…It does NOT smell like lemon verbena! It smells more like lemon grass with a hint of pine. (Which is still good.) Can I really tell the difference between lemon grass and lemon verbena? OH YES I CAN! I grow both and their scents are very different. Although, not lemon verbena, the citrus scent is pleasant and a nice change from the artificial scents of regular washing liquids.
As I read the ingredients label, I notice that of all the essential oils listed, lemon verbena is NOT on the list! How strange to label a product as “Lemon Verbena” and then not use the essential oil in the ingredients. But no matter. It is still filled with very appealing oils.
Here are some of the ingredients: Deionized water, plant derived surfactants, pure essential oils of lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, clover, geranium and fir needle and even aloe vera gel. The best part is that it seems to work well at cleaning my dirty dishes.
Thank you Susan for thinking of me!
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