Ever since I started this quest for better health 3 years ago, I have been in search of the elusive non-scented, well-cleaning, no-residue-leaving dishwasher detergent.
I think I have finally found a product that comes mighty close to meeting my criteria: Diamond Brite Automatic Dishwasher Detergent.
I was a little bummed when I got it at first, because the bottle is smaller than the size bottle that I was used to buying--but then I read the instructions and you only fill half of your detergent cup per load of dishes! So I did that, and my dishes came out all clean and sparkly AND I was not hit in the face with strong fragrant stench when I walked into the kitchen when the dishwasher was running!
I still balk a bit at the price(I am ever the price-cutter), but this detergent has many
1. It doesn't STINK like almost every other dishwasher detergent out there that I have tried
2. It doesn't leave a filmy residue on the dishes--the kids/hubby aren't complaining that their drinks taste like soap
3. It actually gets the dishes clean and so far it has cleaned/kept my dishwasher clean of visible hard water(iron) residue (both problems I have had with more "natural" and homemade dishwasher detergents)
4. It uses less packaging than every other brand I have used, since I use less product per load
I think I will keep getting this as long as it doesn't start bothering me in the future.