Passover

The information below is only applicable for Passover 2018

Non-Food Items

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
  • Cheese Cloths
  • 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
  • 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: Rabbincal authorities disagree as to whether kosher certification of these items is required (both for Passover and year-round). Consult your Rabbi. Please see product pages in the Passover Guide for OU certified toothpaste.


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