Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Beauty News NYC likes Goodbye Detergent!

Check out this informative review of two green home product lines. One of them is Goodbye Detergent!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Goodbye Detergent! Original Spaghetti Scrubs are the Tool of the Month!

The Kitchen Gadget Gals are a trustworthy source of information on tools to make cooking easier. So the Goodbye Detergent team was thrilled to find out that the gals selected the Original Spaghetti Scrubs as Tool of the Month! And what better month than the one that includes Earth Day. As the Gadget Gals note, you only need a touch of soap when using the Spaghetti Scrubs to clean dishes. The natural, renewable and gentle abrasive action of corn cob and peach pit fiber does most of the work. Avoiding detergent is better for the home environment and the world outside your home.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Don't rinse your dishes. Scrape them instead!

In case you missed it, here's a great article from the New York Times that reminds us that pre-rinsing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher is not going to give you cleaner dishes in the end:
The gist of it is summed up in this quote, "“Pre-rinsing dishes is a big mistake,” said John Dries, a mechanical engineer and the owner of Dries Engineering, an appliance design consulting company in Louisville, Ky. “People assume that the dishwasher will perform better if you put in cleaner dishes, and that’s not true. Just scrape. Pre-rinsing with hot water is double bad, because you’re pumping water and electricity down the drain.”
But don't scrape with a knife or other metal utensil because it can leave scratches or marks. Goodbye Detergent! makes a kitchen scraper made of polyester resin that gently scrapes leftover food off your plates. You'll save water and your dishes will come out cleaner.

Monday, August 15, 2011

TheKitchn adds Goodbye Detergent! to their readers' favorite kitchen cleaning tools.

TheKitchn blog posts about their readers' favorite kitchen cleaning tools, and Goodbye Detergent! made the cut!

Read the article here, and get some ideas on other great products for your kitchen!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Women of the Green Generation Hosts their 2nd Annual Conference Celebrating Green Women Business Leaders, Eco Innovators and Conscious Decision Makers!

“The future of sustainability will depend on women” – noted eco-entrepreneur Ray Anderson. In keeping with this sentiment, on Saturday May 14, 2011 Women of the Green Generation ( will hold its second annual conference, a not to be missed one-day event held at the LA area’s premiere green venue, Marrakesh House in Culver City from 10am – 7pm.

Over 300 women and 40 green businesses will participate in this day of inspiring high-level keynotes and thought-provoking discussion panels that will touch, move and inspire those who feel called to actively participate in a much-needed evolutionary transformation of the individual self, society and our environment.

The 2nd annual conference will feature passionate and powerful speakers, panel sessions, eco spa treatments, networking opportunities, an ‘ask the experts’ forum, organic food and drink, vendor exhibits, sponsorship opportunities and much more!

Hosted at Who Killed the Electric Car? director Chris Paine’s noted green home remodel Marrakesh House, attendees will have a chance to view cutting edge modern eco design in home furnishings, appliances, and accessories while shopping for the latest in sustainable products including collections by today’s leading eco-fashion designers, and receiving the latest in eco-friendly beauty treatments.

Participating Speakers include:

- Rachelle Carson Begley – Actress and Green Living Expert, featured on “Living With Ed” on Discovery’s Planet Green
- Sophie Uliano - NY Times Best-selling author of Gorgeously Green, 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life and The Gorgeously Green Diet
- Ani Phyo – Eco-Lifestylist and Raw Food Author “Ani’s Raw Food Asia”
- Sarah Backhouse - TV Host, writer, producer and Anchor for The Planet 100 - a daily news show for Planet Green.
- Anna Getty - author, yoga teacher and founder Pure Style Living
- Jennifer Grayson – Environmental Journalist and Green Advice Columnist for the Huffington Post
- Jessica Iclisoy, founder and developer of California Baby, a natural organic skin care line
- And many more Speakers TBA! (check website for event itinerary)

Created by South Bay based innovator, marketer and green living entrepreneur Kris Wiley, Women of the Green Generation was formed in June of 2009 to bring together Los Angeles area women interested in starting or expanding their environmentally driven businesses. The group was an immediate success attracting dozens of women to monthly events and generating media coverage in the Los Angeles Times, CNN, and numerous blogs.

Holding an annual conference to inspire and connect women was always a goal of Wiley’s. In addition hosting the event at the Marrakesh House this year is going to please all our of our guests, Kris noted, “I am thrilled to be at such an inspiring location, its open and spacious floor plan will delight guests in all the amenities this beautiful event has to offer,” adding, “With a full day to connect and schmooze, the attendees will not only learn how to maximize their green businesses and lives, but will truly connect with one another in a deeply meaningful way.”

Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended, as space is limited. Tickets are $35 in advance or $50 at the door, if available. Tickets can be purchased at

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Your New Mushroom Brush, Inspired by Spaghetti

I recently moved and brought a bare minimum of kitchen gadgets to my new apartment. I’m identifying needs as I go along, buying very little in favor of adaptive reuse. I’ll buy some produce at the store and discover I lack the conventional tool to clean/slice/chop/prepare it, so I improvise.

That’s what happened when I suddenly found myself with mushrooms and nary a mushroom brush in sight. As I thought about other similar tools I had around, I considered the fingernail brush in the bathroom and – ick! – immediately dismissed the prospect. Then I saw the answer hanging before my eyes: my gentle Original Spaghetti Scrub.

Presto! It was brilliant. As with Tupperware, the scrub hugs the curves of the mushroom and wiggles under the cap where it meets the stem. All things considered, a perfectly effective mushroom cleaner!

For other, firmer vegetables, you can clean them with Skrub’a scrubbing gloves, which happen to come in a cute kids pumpkin design, just in time for Halloween.

I’m not the only one who has repurposed these products recently:

Flo Fabricant of the New York Times found that Skrub’a gloves are also handy for clams and oysters.

“The Many Uses of a Spaghetti Scrub” on takes readers on a wildly creative journey from the bathtub to the barbecue to the barber shop.

Monday, September 20, 2010


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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Demo Video

We made a new demo video for Goodbye detergent! Check it out!