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Permaculture class is building a graywater system for Occupy Tacoma this Sunday. What dish soap should we recommend the camp start using?? I looked a bit at Art Ludwig's and Brad Lancaster's websites and all I see so far is mention of laundry soaps....

The overflow from this is not going into a pond, but a storm drain (until we get permission to do a pond, right?). So the soap needs to not kill the water plants, be beneficial for our waterways, but doesn't have to be quality enough for food crops.
 
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I have heard great things about soapnuts, yes they are cheap and produce a lot of soap. I believe there are recipes for a bodywash as well, you just have to look in the internet.



 
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Hmm. I watched the first few minutes and it's not very helpful. Cool if I was wanting a review of natural laundry soap, but I'm looking for biocompatible dish soap.... It's a different category
 
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I'm curious about this too, because I'll eventually be running my kitchen sink to greywater. Here are two pages on the subject:

http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/greywater-harvesting/greywater-compatible-soaps-and-detergents/

http://ecologycenter.org/factsheets/greywater-cleaning-products.html

Both have lists of bad ingredients, and both recommend Oasis dishwash/all purpose cleaner.
 
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Yep, it's hard to figure out if there's one that's readily available to buy besides the Oasis. I sent an email to Bio-Pac to see if they'd donate some to the cause. It's great press, and a worthy cause. We'll see...

And hello Ran! Good to see you here!
 
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