Attitude is everything—especially when it comes to routine chores like washing the dishes. It starts with a positive mindset (more on that later). But you also need the right products and tools in your arsenal to make everyday tasks easier, faster and, dare we say, more enjoyable.
New for 2022, Norwex’s BioZyme Dish Soap Concentrate is the latest addition to our lineup of household must-haves. The name itself says it all. The “bio” is a nod to the product’s 100% renewable, biological-based ingredients. As for the “zyme,” it refers to the all-natural, enzyme-powered cleaning action that instantly goes to work to break down even the toughest soils and stains.
In fact, it’s enzymes that replace the potentially harmful chemicals often found in conventional cleaners. For more than 27 years, it’s been our Mission to offer innovative, sustainably minded solutions to radically reduce chemicals in our homes and our environment—the reason why so many Norwex products contain plant-derived and enzyme-based ingredients.
BioZyme Dish Soap Concentrate’s proven-effective, earth-friendly formula includes water and only five other ingredients—three of which are certified organic.
- Amalyse Enzyme and Potassium Cocoate are the heavy lifters, working together to remove stuck-on food, stains and grime. Plus, they rinse away easily sans spots and chalky or chemical residue.
- Organic Glycerin and Organic Aloe Vera help prevent dryness and keep skin soft and moisturized.
- Organic Lavender, known for its calming properties, adds a subtle scent.
Equally important is what this concentrated dish soap doesn’t contain: phthalates, chlorine bleach, phosphates, gluten, ammonia, SLS/SLES, nitrates, animal-derived ingredients, and synthetic dyes and fragrances. It’s our promise to never include harmful chemicals that will wash down your drain and into our ecosystem.
But it’s not just us touting BioZyme Dish Soap’s formulation. This groundbreaking formulation also earned USDA’s Certified Biobased Product Certification—a prestigious label given only to products containing a USDA-verified amount of renewable biological ingredients.
There are even more benefits—to the planet and your pocketbook. One six-ounce bottle of our ultra-concentrated dish soap yields three bottles of ready-to-use product, helping to reduce plastic waste. Save money by purchasing it in one of our convenient sets—Forever Refillable BioZyme Set with Sprayer or Forever Refillable BioZyme Set with Dispenser.
Spray. Pump. Wipe. It’s just that easy. Apply BioZyme Dish Soap directly to hand-washable dishes, fine china, glassware, pots, pans and more. Or partner with any of our hardworking, multitasking tools.
EnviroSponges. The scrubby side loosens grime and baked-on messes; the soft, absorbent microfiber side whisks it away. An added bonus: The BacLock® micro silver antibacterial agent embedded in the cloth inhibits mold, fungi and bacterial odor keeping it fresher, longer.*
- Dish Cloths. The specially woven, netted texture washes dishes with ease.
SpiriSponge. Removes even tough, sticky substances without scratching surfaces.
- Bottle Brush with EnviroSleeve. Rubber bristles get to the bottom of tall glasses and through narrow bottle openings to leave even hard-to-clean containers spotless. Layer on the microfiber sleeve to gently clean delicate glassware.
After washing, air or towel dry. For the former, our super-absorbent Dish Mat soaks up twice its weight in water. For the latter, Diamond Textured Kitchen Towels dry dishes quickly and thoroughly. Plus, both are made of recycled microfiber yarn and feature exclusive BacLock self-cleaning technology.*
And remember the aforementioned positive mindset? As author Peter Miller writes in his charming, highly acclaimed book How to Wash the Dishes: “There is an art to preparing and presenting a meal and there is an art to putting it all away.”
The following tips will not only save time and effort—they may even help you find joy (seriously!) in the dish-washing process.
- Think about the Zen-like feeling that comes with everything being orderly and completing a task.
- Get in the zone—whether that means listening to a favorite playlist or podcast, mentally preparing for an upcoming project, even meditating.
- Make washing dishes a multi-sensory experience—smell (soothing lavender), sight (towel options add a pop of color), even touch (soft, smooth hands).
- Feel good knowing you’re reducing your carbon footprint. Biobased products replace around 300 million gallons of petroleum per year in the United States—the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road, according to the USDA.
- Clean up as you go. In an ideal scenario, everything you’ve used to cook—cutting boards, utensils, measuring cups, pots and pans—will be washed and put away before the meal is served. Then, for example, when it’s time to do dishes, you’re starting with a clear sink and dish rack.
- Have an action plan. Wash in order, starting with the least-soiled items. Leave anything greasy, gloppy or caked-on for last (they can soak in the meantime). Also know what needs to be hand-washed—delicate crystal and glassware, hand-painted or antique china, intricately decorated pieces, pewter, wood, cast iron cookware and chef’s knives, for example.
When you’re done with the dishes, wipe down the sink. Let towels and sponges air dry, or launder if necessary. Tomorrow’s rinse-and-repeat (pun intended) will be that much easier!
*BacLock is our antibacterial agent for self-cleansing purposes only. It is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold and mildew growth within the product.