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7 Ways to Clean With Castile Soap

4. Plant pests: Add 1 tablespoon of Dr. Bronner’s peppermint scented liquid soap to a ½  gallon of water. Spray on plants to kill aphids and other pests.

5. Dishwasher liquid: Mix together ½ cup liquid soap, ½ cup water, 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice and ½ cup white vinegar. Blend well and store in a plastic bottle. Two tablespoons will do for one load of dishes.

6. General Purpose Spray Cleaner 1: Use 3 tablespoons liquid soap, 2 tablespoons borax, 6 cups filtered water, and 2 cups distilled white vinegar for a truly green cleaning product. Bring water to a boil and pour over the soap and borax to dissolve. Whisk in the vinegar and let cool. Store in a spray bottle.

7. General Purpose Spray Cleaner 2: Same as above, but exchange vinegar with 3 tablespoons baking soda.

Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile soap comes in several all-natural scents, including: Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil, Almond, Citrus, Lavender and Rose. For those with sensitive skin, it also comes in an unscented Baby Mild formula. Any of the scented soaps may be used in most of the cleaning recipes above with the exception of the laundry soaps, as some of the oils in the scents may stain fabrics.

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8:58AM PDT on Oct 27, 2014

Never heard of this stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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3:34AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

noted

6:08AM PDT on Aug 22, 2014

good advice

2:44AM PDT on Aug 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing...

2:58PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

The good thing about this soap is that it uses coconut oil, instead of palm oil.

2:55PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

thanks!

6:20AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

Love it, thanks.

7:49AM PDT on May 28, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

10:09PM PDT on May 5, 2014

Good to know.

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