I’ve always used Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap in the shower. It’s 100% organic and smells great. Little did I know that you can use it to clean your whole house too. This client does. With a little dilution of the soap, you can clean:
Dishes (handwashing): Pre-dilute 1:10 of Dr. Bronner’s with water. Squirt on a scrub brush and scrub dishes.
Laundry: 1/3-1/2 c. of Dr. Bronner’s soap for a large load in a normal washer. Add ½ c. vinegar to the rinse cycle.
Mopping: ½ c. of Dr. Bronner’s soap in 3 gallons of hot water.
All-purpose cleaning: ¼ cup of Dr. Bronner’s soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree essential oil if desired.
Windows: 1 Tbsp of Dr. Bronner’s soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with pure club soda, or half vinegar/ half water.
Toilet: Predilute 1:4 of Dr. Bronner’s with water in a squirt bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree oil. Empty toilet, squirt bowl thoroughly, sprinkle baking soda on the brush, scrub bowl, let sit 10 minutes, turn water on, flush.
Dilution ratios courtesy of Dr.Bronner.com. You can read more about all the uses here. And with these eight different scents, your house will smell wonderful!
- Tea Tree
- Baby Unscented
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