I’m so excited about this post, because I am so excited about this soap. I’m pretty much obsessed. And I don’t use that word lightly.
The love affair began when I was walking through the store looking for an all natural alternative to my go-to Dove soap. I saw a huge bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap – and sure, I had heard of it before, but after looking it up on my phone in the aisle – I was extremely surprised at all of the different things you can do with it.
Shampoo: In an old Shampoo bottle dilute 1/2 tablespoon of the soap to 1/2 cup of water until full.
Body: Just one squirt on your loofa will do it! (If you get the peppermint soap, be cautious around sensitive areas as you may get a little tingle/almost burning sensation)
Laundry: Use 1/2 cup to 1/3 cup in a large load – add in 1/2 cup of vinegar, too!
Mopping: 1/2 cup soap to 3 gallons of water (I just fill up my Swiffer Jet with a couple splashes of soap and then fill it up with water – i’m not very exact – and it works great! makes your apartment smell like peppermint, too )
Countertop Cleaning: 1/4 cup soap to a quart of water- (I just fill up a spray bottle to about an inch up from the bottom with the soap, and then fill the rest of the spray bottle with water)
There are so many more uses and cheat sheets out there – I’ll provide some helpful links at the bottom of this post!
These measurements certainly don’t have to be exact – but it gives you an idea of everything you can use this soap for. It’s an all natural, castile soap so you don’t have to worry about any harmful chemicals being soaked into your skin. I use this in the shower and then finish off with coconut oil as a moisturizer after.
Not only is this a great alternative to chemical-induced soaps – but it’s economical, too! Diluting the soap makes it last longer, and you can buy a 16 ounce bottle for about $6.00 at cvs. Typically, buying a separate shampoo, body wash, cleaner, and laundry detergent, will cost you a solid $15.00 or more.
What about conditioner you ask? Pure Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Rub it in your hair after the soap, and let it sit for a minute or two, and then rinse. (You can Also use This In Your Laundry, too).