Dr Bronner's Castile Soap - 18 Zero Waste Uses
Written By Berwick Bulk Foods
There’s nothing we love more than multi use products!
These 18 in 1 Dr Bronner's Castile soaps can be used for anything from face & body wash to toilet cleaner and dog shampoo.
Face wash: 2 or 3 drops of soap on wet hands, applied to wet face.
Body wash : one small squirt of soap on a wet washcloth, applied to a wet body.
Shampoo: ½ Tbsp. in your hand, worked into wet hair, or dilute ½ Tbsp. in ½ a cup of water and work that into wet hair
Bath: Completely depends upon water amount, but roughly 2 Tbsp. soap in an average sized tub. (Doesn’t bubble, but still cleans).
Shaving: Face – 10 drops; Underarms – 3 drops; Legs – ½ tsp; Work to a lather in wet hands and then apply to area.
Teeth: 1 drop on a toothbrush (yes, it tastes like soap).
Foot Bath: 1½ tsp. in a small tub of hot water.
Clearing Congestion: 1 Tbsp. in a bowl of steamy hot water. Breathe in mist with a towel draped over the head.
Dishes (handwashing): Pre-dilute 1 part soap with 10 parts water. Squirt on a scrub brush and scrub dishes.
Laundry: 1/3—1/2 cup of soap for a large load in a normal washer. Add ½ cup vinegar to the rinse cycle. Use half of these amounts for High-Efficiency (HE) washers.
Mopping: ½ cup of soap in 3 gallons of hot water.
All-purpose cleaning: ¼ cup of soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree essential oil if desired.
Windows: 1 Tbsp. soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with pure club soda, or half vinegar & half water.
Toilet: Pre-dilute 1 part soap with 4 parts water in a squirt bottle. Add ¼ 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.
Fruit and Veggie Rinse: 1 dash (approximately ¼ tsp.) in a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Then rinse in clear water.
Dog washing: Amount varies widely depending on size, hair type and length, and overall dirtiness. Wet your dog thoroughly, then start to work in castile soap up and down their body until you reach a good lather. Really massage it in down to the skin. Your dog will thank you for it.
Plant spray for bugs: 1 Tbsp. in a quart of water. Add ½ tsp. cayenne pepper or cinnamon, if desired.
Ant spray (not on plants): ¼ cup Tea Tree Pure-Castile Soap in a quart of water (this concentration will burn plants).