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Castile Soap is life.
Castile soap is made from 100% plant oils and does not contain any chemical detergents, making it totally biodegradable and earth friendly.
Dr. Bronner is the king of Castile Soap. Dr. Bronner offers several varieties such as Lavender, Tea Tree and Almond. His soaps are scented with essential oils and help give the castile soap an extra boost of cleaning power. You can find Castile Soap at your local grocery or online here. Castile soap typically will run you around $17.00 per 32 oz bottle. It’s pricey but keep in mind that it is concentrated and you will dilute the soap a lot.
Castile soap is super versatile and here are only 10 of the ways to use it.
10 ways to use Castile Soap
1. Floor Cleaner: ½ c of soap in 3 gallons of hot water.
2. Toilet: Predilute 1:4 with water in a spray bottle. Add 1/2 tsp tea tree oil. Empty toilet, squirt bowl thoroughly, sprinkle baking soda on the brush, scrub bowl, let sit 10 minutes, turn water on, flush. (If you use soap with Tea Tree oil then you can omit using the essential oil.)
3. Fruit and Veggie Rinse: 1/4 tsp in 3 cups of water. Dunk produce and swish. Rinse in clear water. Rinse the bowl with water because it is already clean too!
4. Dog Washing: Due to various sizes of dogs and their different hair situations, soap amounts vary. Just wet your dog completely and massage in the Castile soap until you work up a lather. Rinse. It is such a good feeling knowing that you didn’t have to rub chemical shampoo into your dog to get them squeaky clean.
5. Makeup Brush Cleaner: Get the brushes wet and rub a few drops into the bristles and swirl them around in a cup of water. Let them set for 5-10 minutes and rinse. Gently squeeze the water out of the brushes and air dry.
6. Dish Soap: Pour a small amount onto your sponge and wash like normal. This soap will not get real sudsy, but no worries, your dishes will be really clean. Bonus, you will be washing your dishes with non-toxic soap.
7. Tub Cleaner: Add 1 cup of baking soda to 3 tbsp of Castile Soap for a DIY Soft Scrub that will power clean those tough stains.
8. All-purpose Cleaning: Add 1/4 c of soap to a quart of water in a spray bottle. Adding 1/4 tsp tea tree oil will give an added antibacterial boost. Add a couple more ingredients and this recipe for a natural, all-purpose cleaner will knock your socks off!
9. Face Wash: Wet face. Put 2-3 drops of Castile soap onto wet hands and wash.
10. Body Wash: Squirt a few drops onto a wet washcloth and apply to a wet body. If you want to add a few more ingredients, you can make yourself this mighty fine body wash.
Do you use Castile Soap? Tell me how you do it. 🙂