• 18 Ways to Use Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap

    December 13, 2016 • CLEAN, GUIDES, LIFE

    Dr. Bronner's pure castile soap available online at Biome

    Dr. Bronner’s have been making pure castile soaps since the 1850’s. They are made with organic oils, Certified Fair Trade ingredients and are packaged in 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles or wrapping. They are super concentrated and very cost effective, as a little goes a long way.

    Dr. Bronner’s pure castile soaps also have lots of different uses around the home. Here are 18 top ideas.

    Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap For the Body

    Face wash – add 2-3 drops to wet hands and apply to a wet face.

    Body wash – squirt a small amount onto a wet wash cloth or loofah, and apply to a wet body.

    Natural shampoo – work 1/2 tablespoon into your hand, or dilute 1/2 tablespoon into 1/2 cup water and work that into wet hair.

    In the bath – add approximately 2 tablespoons into an average sized tub. It won’t bubble, but it still cleans well.

    Shaving – for face – 10 drops, underarms – 3 drops, and legs – 1/2 teaspoon; work into a lather in wet hands and apply.

    Teeth  – while it will taste like you are actually washing your mouth out with soap, you can add 1 drop on a toothbrush and use as a natural toothpaste.

    Foot bath – add 1 1/2  teaspoons in a small tub of warm water and soak feet.

    For congestion – add 1 tablespoon in a bowl of steamy hot water, and breathe in mist with a towel draped over your head.

    Household Uses

    Hand wash dishes – pre-dilute soap 1:10 with water, squirt on a scrub brush and scrub dishes.

    Laundry – add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of soap for a large load in a normal washer, and add 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.

    Mopping – 1/2 cup soap in 11 litres of hot water.

    All-purpose cleaning – add 1/4 cup soap in litre of water in a spray bottle. You can also add 1/4 teaspoon tea tree essential oil if you like.

    Windows – add 1 tablespoon soap in a liter of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with pure club soda, or half vinegar and half water.

    Toilet – pre-dilute soap 1:4 with water in a spray bottle and add 1/4 tea tree oil. Spray toilet bowl thoroughly, sprinkle baking soda all over, scrub bowl with a toilet brush, and let sit 10 minutes before flushing.

    Other Uses

    Fruit and veggie wash – add approximately 1/4 teaspoon in a bowl of water, wash produce, then rinse in clean water.

    Dog wash – the amount to use will depend on the size, hair type and dirtiness of your dog, however add enough to its body until you have a good lather and massage down to the skin.

    Plant spray for bugs – to discourage aphids and other bugs from eating plants, mix 1 tablespoon in a litre of water, and add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or cinnamon, if you like.

    Ant spray  to discourage ants inside the home, mix 1/4 cup soap and 1/4 teaspoon tea tree oil in a litre of water in a spray bottle and spray on affected areas (this mixture is more concentrated than the plant spray for bugs above and will burn plants, so avoid spraying on plants).

    You can find a range of Dr. Bronner’s pure castile soaps online at Biome, including castile liquid soap, castile bar soap, organic pump soap, organic lotion, and organic hand sanitiser. Shop our range of Dr. Bronners online here >

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