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Sapadilla Grapefruit + Bergamot Dish Soap | All Natural

Sapadilla Grapefruit + Bergamot Dish Soap | All Natural

Sapadilla Grapefruit + Bergamot Dish Soap | All Natural

Dish soap, we all use it… but do we really pay any attention to anything but the scent when we buy it? It’s the kind of household staple that seems to somehow get forgotten during the shift to a more green or eco-friendly lifestyle.

Sapadilla Grapefruit + Bergamot Dish Soap $6.99 CAD

Sapadilla grapefruit + bergamot dish soap

A simple, minimalist design which features text graphics makes a gorgeous addition to the kitchen sink. The Sapadilla Grapefruit + Bergamot Dish Soap has a blend of citrus, lemon, sweet orange and bergamot to create a fresh blend that’s much more appealing than the typical faux-lemon scent of other dish soaps.

It’s formulated without SLS and SLES which are common within shampoos and soaps for their ability to fight grease – but not without sucking the moisture right out of anything they touch. Instead, the Sapadilla Grapefruit + Bergamot Dish Soap has vegetable glycerin which creates a sudsy lather without drying out those poor hands!

Sapadilla Grapefruit + Bergamot Dish Soap


Purified Water.
Coco Glucoside. A Surfactant which is derived from Coconut Oil and Fruit Sugar, which is very gentle on the skin.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine. Another surfactant which is derived from Coconut Oil, this particular ingredient has been connected to cases of mild irritation.
Glycerin. Derived from vegetable oils.
Lactic Acid. Naturally occurring acid from fermented fruits, vegetables or dairy products.
Ethyl Alcohol. Used as a solvent. “Edible” alcohol found in alcoholic beverages.
Essential Oils of Grapefruit. 
Essential Oils of Bergamot.
Essential Oils of Lemon.
Essential Oils of Litsea Cubeba.
Essential Oils of Sweet Orange. 
Xanthan Gum. Used as a thickener.
Potassium Sorbate. Preservative.

How does it compare to traditional dish soaps?

This soap is fantastic (and no, not a PR sample.) I ended up purchasing this after looking around on for some good eco-friendly alternatives to cleaning products. There’s no “natural” store where I live now, so it’s hard to find more green products.

It isn’t a cheap soap. In fact you can buy 950 ml of Sunlight for $3.99, while the Sapadilla Grapefruit + Bergamot Dish Soap is only 475 ml for $6.99… So you’re getting half the amount for double the cost. 

Now, I’m not sure why something that is more natural costs more. Whether paying double the cost for half the amount of soap is worth it really depends on your stance. Personally, I find that this soap works just as well as Sunlight and smells so much better.

I feel happy contributing to a Canadian company and knowing that I’m not flushing a boatload of chemicals down the drain everyday when I do my dishes. But I will only purchase this when it is on sale. had this on sale for $5.94 and I purchased another bottle, somehow I can justify that, but I cannot justify the regular $6.99 price.

Sapadilla grapefruit + bergamot dish soap

I do wish that the bottle was bigger, or that Sapadilla sold refill bottles for these – which would make it more cost-effective for the consumer (and perhaps minimize waste.) However, the product is great. It works really well at cutting through greasy dishes and definitely does it’s job.

As I type this, I have another bottle of the Sapadilla Grapefruit + Bergamot dish soap on it’s way in the mail. Purchasing through while it’s on sale (and using Ebates!) does justify the cost for me.

To learn more about SLS & SLES read my post on Free From Chemicals.

What’s your go-to dish soap?

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  • I don’t really have a go-to dish soap. Like you said, it was one of the things that just never got too much attention.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Oh wow, there are a lot of good ingredients in this soap. Some of them almost seem unnecessary haha. I just use plain dish soap from Target. The packaging on this one is so cute though! And I’d probably snag it if I saw it in an aisle. 😉


  • That has pretty impressive ingredient list but no kidding about the price! Do you know if this is also available in stores or just online?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • It’s available in some stores near BC – not very many unfortunately. Depending on where you are in Canada you might see it.

  • SamanthaSeries

    I recognize this brand from I don’t mind paying a bit more for a product that I feel better about using – I am also trying to avoid SLS & SLES, and if it’s a Canadian company, then even better!

    Samantha Series

  • These ingredients look so good!

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

  • My friend in the states uses The Honest Company dish soap, wish I brought some back here since it was a really good deal! I love to keep an eye out for more friendly dish soaps, especially ones that don’t dry out the hands!

    • I’m pretty sure sells Honest Company products – if you use ebates while they’re having a sale it’s not too bad.

  • I haven’t really heard of this brand but this sounds delightful, but woah the price! Have a lovely day 🙂

  • Oh, it does sound quite nice! We are using Lithuanian brand dish soap which is ecologic as well. It smells nice, fresh and it does the work. Plus it’s not pricey as other ecological dish soaps 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • This dish soap sounds amazing. What a wonderful combination of scents & eco-friendly too. :]

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  • You know, now that I think of it, I just finished washing all my dishes, and my hands are indeed dry. I didn’t even realize that! I’m always looking for more natural alternatives to products. (i’m currently thinking of going natural on my toothpaste). Only problem is, as you said, its very expensive. Although this dish soap does sound amazing. Have you heard of Dr. Bronner’s though? It’s a sort of all purpose cleanser that can be used as shampoo, dish soap, detergent, hand soap, floor cleaner, I even think face cleanser if I’m not sure– tons of stuff. All natural, slightly on the expensive side as well, but still so forth it because of the amount of STUFF you can do with it. Great post Lindsey! I always love hearing about new-found natural products!

    • Yes! I use Dr. Bronners for my makeup brushes and for hand soap. Although it is quite expensive as well… I’d love to try a natural toothpaste. It’s so difficult to do, especially if you have sensitive teeth (if I don’t use Sensodyne I’ll cry after drinking cold water or hot tea LOL.)

  • Rosy Flynn

    This sounds beautiful, I always suffer so bad with dry hands and I’ve been thinking I need to change up my soap for a while now.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  • I love the sound of this scent! I hate how dry my hands are after washing up! Xx

  • Zorica

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