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The Next Status Dish Soap Is by Rebel Green

Photo: Joe Lingeman

The goal: To find the next Mrs. Meyer’s.

The verdict: For similarly charming packaging​, an equally low price point,​
and a cleaner slate of ingredients​​, we recommend the food-grade Super Deluxe Dish Soap ($5) from woman-owned company Rebel Green. It’s (entirely) sulfate-free, biodegradable, and endorsed by Sandeep Salter, the owner of stylish Brooklyn Heights home-goods shop Salter House, who stocks it between other status cleaning supplies, including a horsehair scrubber brush and a Japanese broom.

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Says one superfan on Amazon of this fragrance-, dye-, phosphate-, and triclosan-free dish soap: “This product united me and my husband over the battle of the dirty dishes — I love the more natural aspect, while [it lives] up to my husband’s soapy expectations.”

“This lifts grease, dried eggs, and whatever concoctions my kids conjure up in the name of science (or cooking),” says one Amazon reviewer of this sulfate-free detergent. “Furthermore, it’s not loaded with a ton of chemicals that are quite harmful. It’s nice that a little goes a long way. You don’t have to use a whole bottle of this stuff to clean your dishes, either.”

One enthused Amazon reviewer appreciated that this Grab Green Biodegradable Liquid Soap is actually sudsy. “Plus,” they say, “you don’t need to use a gallon of it to cut grease.”

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The Next Status Natural Dish Soap Is by Rebel Green