Hey friends! I hope each of you are doing well and having a great week. Have you ever heard of Dr. Bronner's Castile Soaps before?
If you shop at Trader Joe's, Target, Whole Foods or an organic grocery store, I'm sure that you have seen these 18-in-1 Pure Castile Soaps.
I was first introduced to Dr. Bronner's Castile Soaps when I was in college. I remember having a couple of friends who swore by this organic hemp soap and over the years I have come to realize why.
I LOVE this stuff!
This is from Dr. Bronner's website:
"Our Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is concentrated, biodegradable, versatile and effective. Made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients, packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle. All-One!"
What's not to love about that?!
These are my Top 5 Uses for Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile Soaps:
1. Foaming Soap
It seems like I am the only one out of my friends that didn't get the Bath and Body Works gene to always buy foaming soaps there. I don't care how many times I have heard about the sales, how great the scents are or etc. If you make your foaming soap at home aka Do It Yourself, (DIY) then you don't have to go to a separate store to buy hand soap. It's super simple plus you'll save money too! Yay!
What you will need:
- Foaming Hand Soap Dispenser (regular hand soap dispensers will not work, I recycle ones I have bought previously but you can buy some here.)
- 1-2 tbsp Liquid Castile Soap
- Pour water into dispenser and leave about an inch of space left for the bulky dispenser top
- Add 1-2 tbsp of liquid castile soap ( note: add the water first so you don't get a bubbly mess.)
- Insert dispenser top to close and swirl to mix and that's it!
Cheap, effective and easy!
2. All-Purpose Cleaner
Add a 1 part liquid castile soap to 2 parts water into a spray bottle. (note just like when making the foaming soap: add the water first so you don't get a bubbly mess.)
I especially like this for cleaning toilets, not that I like to clean toilets per se but this is a good toilet cleaner. I spray some in the toilet bowl lets sit for a few minutes then use toilet brush to clean. Flush and that's it!
Say goodbye to bugs with this DIY Organic Pest Control, get the instructions here!
Dr. Bronner's that I like to use for this: Sals Suds Biodegradable Cleaner
4. Body Wash + Shaving Cream
This concentrated soap lathers up nicely which makes for a great body wash and shaving cream. Plus if you use the peppermint one, it's tingly too! So fresh and so clean!
5. Makeup Brush Cleanser
We often forget how dirty our makeup brushes can get and did you know that if you don't clean your makeup brushes regularly than they can be a breeding zone for bacteria and actually cause breakouts? Gross, right? Since learning that I try to do this once a week and you should to!
What you will need:
- small bowl
- 1 dash (about 1/4 tsp) of castile soap
- water to rinse
- dirty makeup brushes
- towel for drying
- Add a dash of castile soap into a small bowl
- Swirl your makeup brush in the bowl to create a lather
- Rub the bristles with your hands to help remove the dirt
- Rinse with water until the water runs clear
- Fluff the bristles back up and shape
- Pat with dry towel and lay until completely dry and that's it!