Castile Soap for Green Cleaning
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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,