Non-Food Items – 2014

OU Kosher Staff

The consensus of the OU’s poskim (Rabbinic authorities) is that the following may be used on Passover without certification:

Aluminum foil

Aluminum foil baking pans

Baby ointments

Bags (paper or plastic)

Body wash

Bowl and tub cleaners

Candles

Cardboard

Carpet cleaners

Charcoal

Conditioners

Copper and metal cleaners

Cork

Cosmetics (except possibly lipsticks, see below)

Cupcake holders

Cups (paper, plastic or styrofoam)

Deodorants

Detergents

Dishwashing detergents

Drain openers

Fabric protectors

Furniture polish

Glass cleaners

Hair gels, sprays and mousse

Hair removers and

Treatments

Insecticides

Isopropyl alcohol

Jewelry polish

Laundry detergents

Latex Gloves, powder free only.

Lotions

Napkins (paper)

Oven cleaners

Paper towels

Perfumes

Plastic containers

Plates (paper, plastic or styrofoam)

Scouring pads and powders

Shampoos

Shaving cream and gel

Shaving lotion

Silver polish

Skin cream

Soaps

Suntan lotion

Talcum powder (100% talc)

Toilet bowl cleaner

Water filters

Oral hygiene (toothpaste, mouthwash) & flavored lip treatment (lipstick, lip balm) products:

Rabbinical authorities disagree as to whether kosher certification of these items is required (both for Passover and year-round). Consult your Rabbi.