Castile Soap, or plant based soap, is simply AMAZING. It has so many uses that it could literally replace dozens of products in your cabinets.
1.) Laundry Detergent
Here are some recipes for making your own Castile soap liquid or powder laundry detergent at home!
Just as you can use Castile soap as a base in your own shampoo, this stuff is great for mixing up a bath for Fido (does anyone even name their dogs Fido anymore?) too! Use that same 3:1 ratio of soap to water.
11.) Baby Wipes
If you’re into reusing your baby wipes (like making your own out of a sustainable organic cotton or hemp material) you can make a mixture to moisten the wipes with out of Castile soap, water, and a little tea tree oil. Great for changing diapers, obviously, but also for wiping hands and faces too.
12.) All Purpose Cleaner
I love using Dr. Bronner’s in my all purpose cleaner. (And lots of other great cleaners too). Mix 1/2 a teaspoon baking soda with 1/2 a teaspoon soap in 2 cups of hot water. Put in a spray bottle, shake, spray and clean!
13.) Bubble Bath
A few squirts in the tub will give off a sweet smell and a few suds that are safe for baby before bed (Dr. Bronner’s even makes a baby soap call Baby Mild) or Momma with a glass of wine!
14.) Shaving Lather
Not quite a shaving cream, definetly a lather. Castile soap is made with oils so it wont dry out your skin. Just a few drops will do you well!
The peppermint version of Dr. Bronners is so strong, you can literally rub a bar of it under your arms to combat dreaded BO. (Note, the difference between an antipersperant and a deodorant!)
16.) Car Cleaner
Mix Castile soap with a bit of hot water to shine up your leather interiors inside your car! You can even wash your exterior with this! Mix 1/4 a cup of castile soap with a bucket of hot water.
17.) Floor Cleaner
Polish and clean your hard-surface floors (even hard wood!) with a mixture of 2-3 tablespoons of soap with a full bucket of water. The essential oils in the soap will make your house smell amazing!
18.) Refreshing keep-cool solvant
On hot summer days, apply a few drops of Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint soap to a rag dipped in cold water and apply to the back of your neck. The peppermint will help keep your body cool naturally.
19.) Dishwasher Detergent
Mix 1/2 cup Castile soap, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 3 drops tea tree oil, and 1/2 a cup of vinager. Mix and spray in your dishwasher (2-3 sprays per load) before running it.
20.) Window and Glass cleaner
Replace your Windex with a 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon soap and 2 cups of water. Mix in a spray bottle, apply and wipe dry.
So there you have it, 20 amazing uses for one little bottle of soap. While a large bottle of Castile soap is a bit pricy, the highly concentrated formula will last you a long time (Look above! Many of these recipes use only a few teaspoons or drops of castile soap!)
This one bottle will literally replace dozens of products in your home and take care of the enviroment at the same time.
Thanks for reading!
I had no idea this soap was so versatile. I too have been trying to make the switch to a greener way of living. We've been looking into energy efficient modular homes and looking for great tips like these- so thank you!
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