-by Krysta Gunvalson | 12/20/2016 |
Castile soap is one of the simplest, cleanest types of soap available on the market and can be used for a wide variety of things. Originally from the Castile region of Spain, castile soap is made from olive or vegetable oil and sodium or potassium hydroxide (depending on whether it is in bar or liquid form). Popular brands of castile soap include Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile and Kirk’s Original Castile, though many varieties can be found in stores.
Because of its simplicity, and because it contains no harsh chemicals or ingredients, castile soap can be used for anything from face and body care, to household cleaning, to dog washing. My husband and I typically buy a large 40oz bottle of liquid soap and use for almost everything. The best part? Because the liquid form of castile soap is highly concentrated (and can be diluted for use in dozens of ways), it lasts for months before needing to be replaced!
Below are eight simple ways to utilize castile soap in your own home:
1.Face wash - Lather 1-2 drops of liquid soap in your hands, apply to face and rinse.
2.Body wash - Lather 2-6 drops of liquid soap in a washcloth, apply to body and rinse.
3.Shampoo - Lather 2-6 drops of liquid soap in wet hair, rinse.
4.Mouth hygiene - Use 1 drop on a standard toothbrush for dental cleaning. Additionally, 1 drop in 6oz of water makes an excellent mouthwash.
5.All-purpose cleaner - Dilute 1 part liquid soap to 40 parts water for an all-purpose cleaner - perfect for spray bottles and mop buckets alike. This solution can be used on counters, floors, tile, and more!
6.Laundry detergent - ¼ cup of liquid soap (top loading machines) per load of laundry.
7.Pet grooming - Lather the wet coat of your pet with several drops of liquid soap. Rinse and repeat as needed.
8.Fruit and vegetable cleaner - Fill your kitchen sink with water and add 2-6 drops of soap for an excellent produce wash.
As you can see, there are many ways to use this super cleaning, super simple soap. How do you use castile soap in your home?
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