Castile Soap for Green Cleaning

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Dr Bronners for Green Cleaning

Liquid Castile Soap is a must have in your green cleaning arsenal. I consider it a splurge item because it costs more than my Dollar Store Green Cleaning Deals but fortunately isn’t a “break the bank” type of item either. Because it comes in concentrated form, a little goes a long way.

What is so great about Castile Soap you ask? It is a vegetable oil based soap that is great for cleaning. It is free of harsh chemicals and cleansers making it a very pure soap and not a chemical detergent. I love that it is biodegradable and earth friendly!

Dr Bronners is my favorite brand. It is organic and smells divine thanks to essential oils. My favorite scents are citrus, lavender, and peppermint. They also do sell a fragrance free one that you can scent as you wish, or leave as is. It is great for sensitive skin and babies.

I use Liquid Castile Soap to clean sinks, tubs, showers, and countertops along with my microfiber cloth. While it is concentrated, I do not dilute it with water prior to using. Typically, I put a drop or two in the bottom of my sink (or tub) and then use my wet microfiber cloth to spread it around. As I said before, a little goes a long way. You could dilute it prior to use but keep in mind the shelf life drops and needs to be used up relatively quickly. HERE is the cheat sheet for proper dilution.

Once you start using Dr. Bronners you will be sold just as I was. The possibilities for using it seem endless. Besides being a great household cleaner, it also makes a great, frugal hand soap, facial wash, body wash, dog shampoo, dish soap, laundry soap, etc. And, it seems most grocery stores now sell it with their body products, Target included. The best price, I have found though, seems to be with your local Frontier Co­op. Ask around as there is probably one in your city.

Are you ready to run out and get some Liquid Castile Soap right now? I hope you love it as much as I do!

Until next time,

Essentially Mel Signature

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  • Metzli

    September 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I use this too! Ive tried it for dishes… not so nice, but for everything else it works. I like the peppermint one because it make me feel like I’m disinfecting too, my husband likes it as shampoo, I tend to use it as body wash AND they sell it at Costco – the big bottle, for like $11. Its cheap.

    Thanks for the post. Im pinning it 🙂

    1. Mel

      October 17, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you for the tip about finding it at Costco. I guess I really need to check out Costco one of these days!

  • Lori

    September 3, 2016 at 1:13 am

    I will have to try this. I’m always looking for “green”‘products.

    1. Mel

      October 17, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      I hope you love castile soap as much as I do!

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