The world of non-food items such as shampoos and cleaning agents need to be considered on Passover. We’ve prepared a list of items that will help when navigating this aspect of maintaining a Kosher Passover.
The consensus of the OU’s poskim (Rabbinic authorities) is that the following may be used on Passover without certification:
Aluminum foil baking pans
Bags (paper or plastic)
Bowl and tub cleaners
Copper and metal cleaners
Cosmetics (except possibly lipsticks, see below)
Cups (paper, plastic or styrofoam)
Hair gels, sprays and mousse
Hair removers and
Latex Gloves, powder free only.
Plates (paper, plastic or styrofoam)
Scouring pads and powders
Shaving cream and gel
Talcum powder (100% talc)
Toilet bowl cleaner
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.