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18 Ways to Use Your Dr Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap

06 March 2018
Earthrose

Dr Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soaps are one of the most versatile products we stock. If you’ve ever wondered how on earth you could use a single product 18 different ways… you must read on!


‘Simply gorgeous’ was my first impression of Dr Bronner’s. They won me over straight away with their natural fragrances (but there’s also an unscented one), not to mention the fact that they are Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, Certified Fair Trade, and like all of our Earthrose products, Cruelty-Free.

Dr Bronner’s has over 150 years of soap-making excellence. After all these years, they remain true to the social and environmental values of founder Dr Bronner himself, in contributing to a better world.

Three times more concentrated than other liquid soaps, you’ll find a little goes a long way. Here are the world-famous 18 different ways you can use Dr Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soaps.

1. Face

Dr Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap is gentle enough to use on the face, without the harsh drying that you get with other soaps. Wet your face and hands first and then all you need is just a few drops of your Dr Bronner’s favourite. Try Cherry Blossom or Lavender.

2. Body

Just as with the face, these soaps make a great body wash which I have found won’t dry out the skin. Use a small squirt onto a wet washcloth whether in the shower or the bath. Green Tea is very invigorating and cleansing as a body wash.

3. Hair

Keep your hair washing routine clean, pure and simple! Wet your hair first and then work in a ½ tablespoon of soap. You can also dilute it first in a ½ cup of water.

4. Bath

Used in your bath, Dr Bronner’s will not only clean, but also give you your favourite gentle aroma to enjoy at the same time. My picks for relaxing are Rose and Sandalwood & Jasmine. Around 2 tablespoons will suit an average-size bathtub.

5. Shaving

For all your shaving requirements, work the soap into a lather with wet hands and then apply. For the face, use around 10 drops. Underarms will only need about 3 drops and legs, ½ a teaspoon.

6. Teeth

It will taste like soap! But for a tooth cleaner without harmful ingredients, Dr Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap is a great option… just a single drop will suffice.

7. Feet

Who doesn’t need a good foot bath every now and then? Fill your foot-soaking tub with warm water and 1½ teaspoons of liquid soap. Try Peppermint, Tea Tree or Citrus Orange to invigorate and freshen.

8. Clearing congestion

Add about a tablespoon of Dr Bronner’s to a bowl of steamy water, pop a towel over your head and breathe in. Eucalyptus or Tea Tree are the perfect varieties for this.

9. Makeup brushes

If you’re like me, this is one job that never gets done often enough. However, it really should, as old, built up makeup on the brushes will reduce their effectiveness and is a hygiene risk. Use a few drops or a small squirt if necessary. Massage into your pre-wettened brush and rinse.

10. Dish washing

Pre-dilute your Dr Bronner’s 1:10 in water. For a litre-sized squirt bottle that’s 100mL liquid soap and the rest water. Squirt onto your scrubbing brush and wash away.

11. Laundry

For a top loader machine, ⅓ to ½ cup will do a large load. Add ½ cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle. For a front loader, use half of these amounts.

12. Floors

What you mop your floors with is particularly important if you have little ones crawling around. I love the fact that Dr Bronner’s is effective and safe for this purpose. My mop bucket takes about 5L of water so I just need ¼ cup of soap.

13. All-purpose cleaning

Just like the floors, I really love Dr Bronner’s for general cleaning, too. And with such a variety of natural scents I’m never stuck for choice! And of course, there’s Baby Unscented for those who are sensitive to fragrances. Set yourself up a spray bottle for ease of use with ¼ cup soap per litre of water. Add a ¼ teaspoon of tea tree essential oil if you like, for extra oomph.

14. Windows

Use 1 tablespoon of soap in a litre spray bottle of water. Follow with soda water or a mix of half vinegar/half water. I use a window squeegee for the best results and my windows sparkle!

15. Toilets

Use ¼ cup of soap in a litre of water in a spray bottle. Add ¼ teaspoon tea tree oil. Squirt the bowl thoroughly and then scrub the bowl with the brush and a little bicarb soda. Let sit for 10 minutes and then flush.

16. Fruit and vege rinse

Using about ¼ teaspoon in a bowl of water, submerge your fresh produce and swish around. Then rinse them in clear water.

17. Dog wash

The amount of Dr Bronner’s you’ll need for your dog depends on size, hair type, and just how dirty they are! After wetting your pooch thoroughly, work in the soap until there is a good lather. Don’t forget to avoid the eyes. Massage and rinse thoroughly and voila!

18. Ant spray

Using Dr Bronner’s Tea Tree Soap, add ¼ cup to a litre of water. This concentration will burn plants so avoid spraying on plants.

So there you have the world famous 18-in-1 uses for Dr Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap. If you haven’t tried Dr Bronner’s yet, now you have 18 reasons to do so! We would love to know how you go so make sure you write a review on our website. Maybe you’ll find even more ways this little gem can be used in your life! With an array of delightful natural varieties, you’ll have no trouble finding the right one for each use.

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