The 18 Uses of Dr Bronner's Castille Soaps

Mar 20, 2016by Julie - F&F

There are over 18 uses for Dr Bronner's amazing castile liquid soaps but what are they and how much do I use? Our quick guide will list out all the various uses for Dr Bronner and there are some you won't even think of!


Body Uses:

Face Wash: 2-3 drops on wet hands, applied to wet face

Body Wash: one squirt on a wet washcloth, applied to a wet body

Shampoo: ½ Tbsp. in your hand, worked into wet hair, or dilute ½ Tbsp. in ½ a cup of water and work that into wet hair

'Bubble' Bath: Completely depends upon water amount, but roughly 2 Tbsp. soap in an average sized tub. (Doesn’t bubble, but still cleans)

Shaving: Face – 10 drops; Underarms – 3 drops; Legs – ½ tsp; Work to a lather in wet hands and then apply to area.

Toothpaste: 1 drop on a toothbrush. (Yes, it tastes like soap.)

Foot Bath: 1 ½ tsp. in a small tub of hot water.

Hand wash: A quick squirt under running water. 

Clearing Congestion: 1 Tbsp. in a bowl of steamy hot water. Breathe in mist with a towel draped over the head.


Household uses:

Dishes (handwashing): Pre-dilute 1:10 with water. Squirt on a scrub brush and wash dishes.

Laundry liquid: 1/3-1/2 cup of soap for a large load in a normal washer. Add ½ cup vinegar to the rinse cycle. 

Mopping: ½ cup of soap in 10 litres of hot water

All-purpose cleaning: ¼ cup soap in 1 litre of water in a spray bottle. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree essential oil if desired.

Windows: 1 Tbsp. soap in 1 litre of water in a spray bottle. Follow up half vinegar/ half water.

Toilet: Predilute 1:4 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.


Other Uses:

Fruit and Veggie Rinse: 1 dash (approx.. ¼ tsp.) in a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Then rinse in clear water.

Dog (and Pets) washing: Amount varies widely depending on size, hair type and length, and overall dirtiness. Wet your dog thoroughly, then start to work in castile soap up and down their body until a good lather forms. Really massage it in down to the skin then rinse.

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This is brought to you courtesy of Lisa Bronner and her blog Going Green

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