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Have I ever told you how much I love Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap?

No? Well, I do. I love it a lot!

So much so that I use it for everything including as a base for my homemade laundry detergent. You can find the recipe here

If you haven’t tried it or heard of Dr. Bronner’s here’s a brief summary of the company.

Dr. Bronner’s is a socially and Environmentally responsible company that was founded in the late 1940’s by Emanuel Bronner. The company today is run by members of Emanuel’s family.

Their Castile Soap is organic, fair trade, vegan and completely chemical free.

It doesn’t contain synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents. It’s 100% safe to use on kids, pets, food and garden beds. Anything you can think of really.

Each amazing bottle can be used 18 ways:

  • Face Wash (helps balance your skins PH)
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving soap
  • Toothpaste (they also make a toothpaste!)
  • Dog wash (use the lavender one! goodbye, wet dog smell)
  • All purpose cleaner (see recipe below)
  • Fruit and veggie wash (use the unscented one)
  • Plant spray for bugs
  • Laundry (click for recipe)
  • Ant spray
  • Mopping solution
  • Clearing congestion
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Make up brush cleaner
  • Foot bath

I have tried each of these uses and it is amazing! Although, using it as toothpaste is kinda gross as it tastes like soap. Every other use though is amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and it’s great for pre-treating stains.

Of course with each of these uses, you need to dilute it! One bottle lasts a while even when you’re using it everyday, like me. It does come in a plastic bottle, but it’s recyclable, so make sure you reuse it somehow or recycle it!

A great way to reuse the bottle is by putting a soap dispensing lid or spray lid on it and use it for your cleaners! – Just a thought ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you want to try it out for yourself, grab a bottle here!

Also check out out their other amazing products:

All purpose cleaner

I love using it as an all purpose cleaner, which was the point of this post!

We use this all purpose cleaner on everything and I mean everything!

Mix 1/4 cup Castile Soap (any scent) with 1 quart of water. Mix well and go to town!

I love using this on my mirrors and windows. It doesn’t leave nasty streaks like Windex does. It also doesn’t leave a terrible chemical smell like Windex!

I keep a spray bottle of this at home, in my workshop and in my office at work. Being a natural product, it will settle so make sure to shake well before each use!

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Use on everything! 

Author: Iris – Willowbottom
Ingredients
  • 1/4 Cup Castile Soap Any Scent
  • 1 Quart Water
Instructions
  1. Mix Castile Soap with water in a spray bottle and shake well!

Recipe Notes

When using on windows, don’t use as much as you normally would with a glass cleaner. The soapy residue will fade, just make a few more passes with a rag.

Happy Cleaning!


What are your favorite uses for Dr. Bronner’s?







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