Say you are out of automatic dishwashing liquid (not the powder—that stuff sucks). And your mama always told you to never put regular liquid dish soap in the dishwasher. And say that at least once when a wee one, you did just that, and had to deal with the ridicule and copious amounts of foam that ensued. One might be shy of trying such a thing again with your own dishwasher as an adult. But say you really, really don’t feel like running to the store and you’ve forgotten to buy automatic dishwashing liquid on a number of different occasions. And you have just loaded the dishwasher. You might be tempted to put just a drop or two of a not very sudsy dish soap in the dishwasher. You might be expecting bubbles and scorn. But instead, you are given shiny clean dishes. So, the next load, you put a little more dish soap in, and… more squeaky clean. You might think you’re on to something.
Which might lead you to try something more daring. Suppose you are out of bubble bath. And usually when you’re out of bubble bath (which is basically, always) you use shampoo. But say you happen to also be out of shampoo, because you keep forgetting to buy it. You might try using a little Trader Joe’s Next to Godliness Liquid Dish Soap - Mandarin Orange in the bath. You might be expecting no bubbles, since the dishwasher did not seem to produce bubbles. But you would be wrong.
And suppose since you’re out of shampoo, and you’ve used up every old reserve in the house (even the dollar store stuff and the hotel samples, but not the 6-year-old dog shampoo—although you’ve considered it), you start eyeing the TJ’s dish soap. And say, after limping along for a few days, washing your hair has become not optional, even if you do spend 90% of your time in your home office. You might find that TJ’s dish soap actually does an OK job. It doesn’t lather very well, and doesn’t leave your hair feeling quite as clean as shampoo, but it works well enough to get you by for another day or so.
And why might you feel comfortable experimenting this way? “Trader Joe’s Next to Godliness Liquid Dish Soap has not been tested on animals and contains no animal by-product” and is made from biodegradable plant-based ingredients. Plus it smells good.