There have been many reviews and recommendations about which household cleaners to use. However, if you’re the type of homemaker who doesn’t like using different kinds and brands of products for the same purpose, then why not settle for one product that can do it all for you?
You may be thinking of a multi-purpose cleaner, but it’s actually Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. For decades, this soap has given Americans an all-natural alternative to commercial cleaners. It’s made from vegetable oil and has absolutely no synthetics or animal fats. One bottle goes a long way due to its highly concentrated formula. It is because of these qualities that Dr. Bronner’s has become one of the highest-rated soaps by both experts and consumers.
Dr. Bronner’s can be used in a number of ways, which means big savings and clutter-less cleaning kits. For one, it can be used as a scrubbing cleanser. Just a few squirts of Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap mixed with a few tablespoons of baking soda and you have a non-abrasive cleanser.
It can also be a floor cleaner by stirring a several squirts of the soap in a bucket full of water. A third to a full cup can turn it into a laundry detergent, capable of washing a full load of dirty clothes.
Dr. Bronner’s also serves as a dishwashing liquid. Just mix half a cup of the soap with half cup water, half cup white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in a plastic bottle. If you want to use it as a general purpose cleaner, boil 6 cups of water and then pour in 3 tablespoons of the soap and 2 tablespoons of borax. Add in 2 cups of distilled white vinegar or 3 tablespoons of baking soda into the mixture. Let it cool down to room temperature, then place the mixture in a spray bottle.
If your garden is bothered by plant pests, then create a pesticide by mixing 1 tablespoon of the peppermint scented Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap with a half gallon of water. Place it in a spray bottle and spray it onto plants.
Believe it or not, Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap can also be used as fruit and vegetable wash. Mix a quarter teaspoon of it in a sink full of water. Wash residue in fruits and veggies off using the solution, then rinse well before cooking or refrigerating.
Pets can also be bathed using Dr. Bronner’s. It’s safe for use on pets, but just don’t get any amount into your pet’s eyes. Rinse well after lather.
These are just some of the many uses of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. One bottle will do all of your cleaning needs. What’s great is that it’s totally safe, natural, and biodegradable.