The Better Earth Auto Dishwasher Gel does not require additional rinse aids / salts to keep your dishwasher clean. It contains water softening agents in the form of Sodium Citrate. This softens the water and binds to heavy metals. It also has low foaming surfactants (Decyl Glucoside) which help clean the dirt and prevents droplets forming and staining the dishwasher. If you live in an area with very hard water you can add salts but it is not necessary for most areas.
The Better Earth range is now certified by Beauty Without Cruelty.
Water (Aqua), Sodium Silicate, Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Borate, Decyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Asphalatus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract*, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil
28 out of 41 people would recommend this product12/08/2018, By LornaProduct is quite thick and doesn't seem to mix well - left a sticky residue in the detergent dispenser in my dishwasher.26/06/2018, By MeAfter reading all the positive reviews I thought I'd give it a go...sadly the glasses came out dirty every time. Really didn't get the feeling that it did a good job of cleaning the dishes.23/04/2018, By SybrandusIt works fine, but I add a bit of water to bottle and shake it well before every use as the detergent does get stuck once in a while.28/03/2018, By VanessaI love it. It works well despite our hard water.23/02/2018, By AretthaProduct is not working for me. I tried it 3 times and my dishes is still dirty. Very disappointed.19/02/2018, By RentiaI have tried & tested various environmental friendly products for the dishwasher & better earth definitely by far the best. I do prefer the 500 ml, as it last very long & gel gets a little gooey towards the end.01/01/2018, By IngridI haven't looked back after using this dishwasher gel - lasts a long time and works great.22/12/2017, By JanA disappointing purchase. Tea and coffee cups still have rings inside after a wash.23/10/2017, By UrsulaI rinse all of my dishes before putting them into the dishwasher and I have also added salt again (which is not a requirement as per the instructions) but still my dishes are not clean properly. At this rate I may as well wash them by hand...... very disappointing.22/09/2017, By TaniaI have been using this for years and am really happy with it. Although I do rinse off dishes before running them through the dishwasher. It's great value for money as a litre lasts a long time.15/09/2017, By JessicaSO this is my second review on this product. Previously I had just started using it and it seemed to work perfectly. Very soon after I reviewed the product it revealed its true colours. Extremely disappointed in this product. It barely does it's job. Coffee stains on cups, glassware comes out cloudy, doesn't clean dishes properly. Horrific! I've tried using 3x the recommended amount, adding rinse aid (even though they tell you its not necessary), adding Londa's Bio bleach, pre washing the dishes. It's useless. Now it only gets stuck to the soap holder and doesn't even get absorbed. Sticky crap. Won't purchase it again, ever.24/08/2017, By TaraI've been using this gel in my washer over the last few weeks and I'm actually really happy with it. Our first few washes had 1 or 2 items that weren't cleaned properly, but just be mindful of the state of dishes you put in your washer before starting the load - a few dishes might be dirtier than others, in that case just give it a rinse before stacking and it'll come out clean, or don't overstock your washer! A few of the previous reviews made me a bit skeptical before purchasing but all those negative comments are invalid in my eyes (clearly not doing something right on your side, or my machine is a boss).
This gel works like a dream!16/08/2017, By PJVery disappointed with this product, cups come out with coffee rim stains still, glasses are clouded. Even tried using more than the recommended amount and different dishwasher settings without much success.15/08/2017, By KaeliI was really hoping that the reviews about not cleaning properly somehow wouldn't apply to me, and optimistically bought the large size bottle. No such luck. On the first run, dishes came out almost as dirty as they went in, despite using more than a tablespoon.
I wish it worked, so I can support a natural product. I would prefer not to use the heavily scented commercial powder, but this is not the answer.30/06/2017, By JessicaI recently switched over to this natural & eco-friendly dishwasher gel and I must say I'm impressed. The only thing that I would suggest is that if you have any sticky/ burnt/ oily residue on any dishes to just give it a proper pre-rinse, as every now and again there would be one or two dishes not completely cleaned. Hasn't stained any of my dishes. Leave sufficient space between dishes as this one is not as forgiving as commercial brands that still manage to clean properly despite poor dishwasher packing.27/06/2017, By LumiI have used this for years now and when I run out I get the commercial tablets, so I do have a comparison. I have always found this product to work really well. Being a gel it is easy to dispense. Our dishes go in really dirty (why would I clean them before dishwashing them ?!), and the majority of the time they come out great (there is the odd occasion not perfect, but this is owing more to our lack of prepping the dishes before loading.)20/03/2017, By ReneI am very satisfied with this product. Great smell, and cleans well. It does not work alone, though, in my machine. I add salt and vinegar (as rinse aid) to soften the water further, but we do have exceptionally hard water so I will not blame the product. :)01/03/2017, By ClaireI was really hoping I had finally found a natural dishwasher detergent that actually worked but this leaves a residue all over my dishes and especially glasses. Ive tried different settings and nothing helps...28/02/2017, By TandyI have been using this product for a few years and am so happy with it! Whether I use a 30 degree wash or 60 degree wash, my dishes etc. come out clean and without residual grime. 1 bottle lasts about 2,5 months, with doing a load every 1-2 days.03/02/2017, By PetroDoes not disolve, leave dishes with white residue.02/11/2016, By DebbieI don like giving bad reviews but the gel does not dissolve, even on a long, high temp wash which I only do for large loads. Dishes don always come out completely clean often have large, hardened lumps of the gel stuck to crockery. I previously used another natural product which was perfect but sadly I wouldn buy this again. :(29/10/2016, By CarolineThis product is amazing. I am careful to clean well before I load the dishwasher as I like clean dishes but this product takes a teaspoon per load and lasts me months. Ive been using it for years.11/08/2016, By TraceyI so wanted to love this product, but the sad reality is I feel like it was a total waste of money. I tried everything, even tripling the recommended amount you are supposed to use, but nothing worked... even on my longest, least economical wash, the dishes were dirty every time (and I painstakingly rinse everything before it goes into the dishwasher). Overall, definitely not recommended. The search continues...03/02/2016, By TanyaVery good value product. Works really well when you use vinegar as a rinse aid.22/12/2015, By TiffanyI am very happy with my purchase. You don have to use much at all and my dishes are squeaky clean.04/08/2015, By JessicaMixing this product 50-50 with pure castille soap produces a perfect mix to clean dishes every time, better than any conventional product!25/02/2015, By Chantelllovely clean smell but didn get the job done.
Dished and cutlery didn seem shining and clean.
I had to rinse everything really well before washing and I that is too much effort for me.
I resorted going back to commercial product.
Will try different product next time.07/08/2014, By GailThis product is great. You use very little of it to clean an entire dishwasher full of dishes. The earthy smell takes a bit of getting used to initially, but the product works very well.23/04/2014, By PetriAlthough I like the idea of using an earth friendly product, I have to admit it does not clean the dishes as well as my usual cleaner. I really battle to get my glasses to shine (our water is very hard) and adding salt does help - for awhile. It last a very long time though.28/01/2014, By HeidiDoes the job , but is not great. Failed the lasagne dish test. Will try Earthsap next11/12/2011, By TracyCleans very well and smells lovely. Can compete with any commercial brand on the market. The only disappointing thing is that if you leave it to stand in a cupboard for too long, it becomes thick and gluggy, almost like a solid lump. Anyone else experience this?23/11/2011, By NirvanaUpdate: I received my replacement bottle and it works great! Dissolves beautifully and works well! Love it!09/11/2011, By GriseldaDoes leave your dishes sparkling clean, but has trouble cleaning dirty pots.23/08/2011, By MiaI agree, this product cleans really well. I find that if I shake it before each use it helps. When it gets really think I add a little water and shake hard!11/07/2011, By leislI'm impressed - cleans glasses really well and pretty much passed the lasagne dish test - only left a few bits behind.28/06/2011, By NirvanaThis product wasn’t dissolving properly in my machine so I contacted the company and they were very helpful. Apparently I got a dud product so they are going to replace it (Great service!). In the meantime I add a tablespoon or so to a cup, add some hot water, dissolve/mix it and then throw it into the machine (I use the Quick setting with no pre-wash). It works just as well as any commercial product and has a nice smell. The two main things that I love about this product is that it does not leave white streaks or cloudiness on my dishes ever and when I pour drinking water into my glasses there is no soapiness/bubbles!! Will definately buy it again!31/05/2011, By SylviaJust fab! We were very sceptical but we put it through the lasagne dish test and it passed with flying colours!29/04/2011, By SantieLove this dishwasher gel. It lasts ages, but the last bit in my 1L bottle is going thick and dark - isn't doing anything to performance though.
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