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The freestanding plastic-free dishwashing soap

Block o' dishwashing soap - IMPERFECT


A freestanding dishwashing soap block, for those that don't fancy soap in a dish but still want a waste-free, plastic-free and surfactant-free dishwashing option.

****This batch of blocks is imperfect, but in looks only, not performance! They suffer from some discolouration in places, hence the sweet price.***

This is our classic dishwashing soap, but designed to be purely functional. With added citric acid to fight soap scum and leave your dishes sparkling, and glycerin to help keep your hands from drying.

You want to go plastic free but are still using liquid detergent in plastic bottles? Our dishwashing soap is the answer.

How to use:

Simply rub your regular dish brush or sponge on the surface of the soap and use as normal to clean dishes. Keep soap in a drainable dish to ensure its longevity.

Key ingredients & their benefits:

  • Coconut oil to cleanse, as it does best
  • Citric Acid to reduce soap scum and leave your dishes sparkling
  • Glycerin to provide hydration to hands without leaving oil on your dishes
  • Essential oils of Lavender and Litsea Cubeba for a beautiful fresh scent 

Block o' dishwashing soap is:

  • Plant based / vegan friendly
  • Powerfully cleansing
  • Enriched with glycerin for extra kindness  for your hands
  • Enriched with citric acid for extra sparkle for your dishes

As with all BAR OF HOPE soaps, follow our soap care advice to get the best out of your bar.

For more eco-friendly zero-waste and plastic-free household cleaning options, view our Household Soap collection.

Naked or wrapped?

It's no secret that BAR OF HOPE is all about sustainable practices and reducing waste. This is why we offer 'naked' bars which come with a product information leaflet and not much else. But if you'd like something a bit more fancy as a gift for someone (or yourself!), we offer a sustainable wrapped option using recycled paper and cotton twine.

BAR OF HOPE products are crafted, cut and prepared for you by hands, not machines, so there will be some variation and uniqueness to each bar.

Ingredients: Sodium Cocoate (Coconut); Aqua; Essential oils of: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower, Litsea Cubeba Fuit; Citric Acid; Glycerin.
To learn more about these ingredients, visit our What's Inside page.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Heike Pahl
Much better

As part of saving as much plastic as possible this was the logical next step. I was a bit hesitant when I ordered the dish soap, but it has exceeded my expectations. It suds up beautifully and cleans really well. This swap is def not a lesser substitute.

Julie McClelland

Love the dish soap and brush. What a fantastic idea. No more plastic, thank goodness.

Jasmine Dougherty
Yay for plastic free dish washing!!!

I love that these are plastic free and I can save on throwing out empty bottles in the end. These blocks smell lemony and delicious and clean my dishes so well! 😍

Allison Butcher
Squeaky Clean

I began using this at the start of Auckland's Level 4 lockdown (August 2021) because I figured I was going to be doing a lot more dishes, and wanted to avoid supermarkets as much as possible while also supporting local businesses. I absolutely LOVE this soap and have ordered some small bowls to have filled and keep on my bench (rather than the block that I find hard to keep dry). Despite the fact that I struggle to keep this block dry though, it is lasting amazingly well, I have used less than one quarter (I am guessing), and that is despite dishwashing multiple times a day! I will admit that I was a little skeptical at first, despite being a fan of hard soaps in the bathroom I just didn't see a block of soap working as well in the kitchen. However I am now a complete convert and am already planning to give these as Christmas presents this year.