Dish Soap

I used to wash my face with dish soap. Here's my attempt at a skincare  routine.

My dad died back in 1969 of cancer. Shortly after his death, his mom accused my mom of having killed him. Grandma A’s reason was that mom didn’t rinse the dishes well enough. That was not the cause of his cancer, but I think about Grandma’s comment from time to time while I am washing the dishes.

Clearly, dish washing detergents are not meant for human consumption. But we do wash our dishes, cutlery, pots and pans and the like in them. And in the case of detergents meant for use in automatic dish washing machines, they leave residues that you can feel and smell and taste. Well, I can anyway, and that’s why we don’t use a dish washing machine.

So it just seems to me that in all good conscience, the manufacturers of dish washing liquids, powders, pods and the like should never put anything in them that should never go in a human’s body.

And that’s my thought for the day.

Published by Dianne Lehmann

I'm a writer. But I'm also a wife and a mom to a couple of fur babies. You could call me a cook (but never a chef, I'm not that good) and provisioner as well. Laundress? Yeah. Probably. I design jewelry and I crochet. But mostly I love to write. I love words and how they sound. I love their meanings and origins. I love stringing them together. And of course, I love to read. Thinking about it just now, I realize that what I love most is life and the people around me with a special place set aside for my wonderful husband, our adorable dog and our inscrutable cat. It's the world and the people in it that fuels my writing. So thanks to you all for being the amazing beings that you are.

2 thoughts on “Dish Soap

  1. People say the first thing that comes to mind when a death is announced. Not always the kindest thoughts. In the first hours of being told my father had died, I called my mom first. She said “Poor Jimmy!,” “He lost his father.” I was stunned. My sister and I were instantly erased from her mind in that moment. I still carry that around in my mind along other items of disappointments.

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