What is liquid dish soap?
Dish soaps are formulated to facilitate the removal of greasy baked-on food from dishes (glasses, plates, utensils, pots, etc.). They also suspend (emulsify) the grease in the wash water to facilitate rinsing.
Is Palmolive® Ultra Biodegradable?
Palmolive® Ultra contains 100% Biodegradable Cleaning Ingredients
Our Palmolive Spray Away contains a 96% Biodegradable formula
Does Palmolive® Ultra contain Parabens or Phosphates?
Palmolive® Ultra is formulated without Parabens and Phosphates
Does Palmolive® Ultra use post-consumer recycled plastic?
Starting in 2021, our portfolio now uses 100% Post-Consumer Recycled plastic on the following sizes: 8 oz, 10 oz, 17 oz, 18 oz, 20 oz, 32.5 oz, and 46 oz.
Where can I learn more about your Ingredients?
We are SmartLabel enabled and feature additional ingredient and sustainability information for all of our formulas. You can visit the SmartLabel page for each formula to learn more about our ingredients and their purpose.
Is Palmolive®'s packaging recyclable?
Yes! Our PET and HDPE bottles are recyclable and we recommend keeping the cap on when recycling. You can empty excess product from the bottle, but no need to rinse. For additional information, you can refer to the How2Recycle icon on our labels or visit https://plasticsrecycling.org/images/library/APR-Caps-On-FAQ.pdf
Does Palmolive® have an Antibacterial product?
Yes, we carry Ultra Palmolive® Antibacterial across several sizes in our Orange Scent. Our Antibacterial dish liquid kills 99.9% of bacteria* on dishes and kitchen surfaces when used as directed. Our antibacterial product contains a plant-based active ingredient**.
*Staph aureus, Salmonella enterica and E. coli 0157:H7
**active ingredient synthesized from plants
Can I use Palmolive® Antibacterial to clean kitchen surfaces?
Yes. Dilute as needed and then apply to sinks, countertops, stovetops, and related surfaces. Wipe with a wet cloth as you normally would.
Usage & Safety
Can I use Palmolive® Ultra dish soap in my automatic dishwashing machine?
No. Using dish soap in a dishwashing machine will cause the suds to overflow and can damage the dishwashing machine.
Can I mix Palmolive® with bleach?
No. Dish soaps should never be mixed with bleach or products containing bleach. Bleach active is highly reactive and can react with dish soaps and might produce toxic fumes. If fumes occur, open the window and leave the room immediately.
How do I know if Palmolive® has expired?
Palmolive dish soap has a shelf life of 2 years. A lot number is printed on the back label at the bottom of the bottle, which includes date of manufacturing. For example: with a code of 0244US7800K - The first 4 digits refer to the manufacturing date: 1st digit is the year (0 = 2020) and the next 3 digits are the day of the year according to the Julian Calendar (244 = Aug 31st) - The manufacturing date is Aug 31st, 2020, therefore expiring on Aug 31st, 2022