Since 1948, Dr. Bronner’s has been a household name. Well known for producing ethically and environmentally responsible products, Dr. Bronner’s uses only the purest organic and Fair Trade ingredients. No synthetic preservatives, no detergents, and no foaming agents - just clean products in 100% post-consumer recycled packaging.
When it comes to their liquid soaps, Dr. Bronner’s range are the definition of versatile! Made with simple yet effective ingredients including organic Olive, Hemp and Jojoba oil, Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap is a multipurpose superstar, and three times more concentrated than mainstream liquid soaps. From body wash to laundry detergent, to an all-natural bug spray, this eco-friendly liquid soap has 18 different uses and is a must-have for every household.
Let us count the ways…
1. Face wash or cleanser
Apply 2-3 drops of soap on wet hands and massage into wet skin to remove dirt and makeup without stripping away moisture. The simple formulation of organic natural oils and fragrances means it’s ideal for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin.
2. Body wash
Simply apply a small squirt of liquid soap to a wet sponge or cloth and lather away! With ingredients including jojoba and coconut oil, Dr. Bronner’s acts as a deeply moisturising body wash that both cleanses and hydrates. Try Rose Oil or Almond for a floral or luxuriously sweet fragrance.
Simply use ½ Tbsp and lather into wet hair for a natural and deeply cleansing shampoo. Organic hemp and coconut oil will help to tame fizziness and condition dry ends, without leaving any greasy or oily residue behind.
For a relaxing bath, add 2 Tbsp of your soap to your bathtub for a light foam and delicious scent. While it won’t lather like your typical bubble bath, it cleans well and works to soften and hydrate the skin. Try Lavender for a relaxing soak and some well-deserved “me time”.
5. Shaving lather
For the men that like a clean shave, add 10 drops of soap to wet hands and lather on the face before shaving. For underarms or legs, use 2-3 drops either side. With natural oils and fragrances, you can nourish and protect skin while waving goodbye to razor burn.
6. For your teeth
While this one’s not for everyone, you can add a drop of Peppermint liquid soap to your toothbrush as a natural alternative to toothpaste.
7. Foot spa
For an at home foot spa or pedicure, add 1 ½ tsp of liquid soap to a small tub of warm water, and soak feet for 5-10 minutes. This is a great way to relax swollen and tired feet after a long day! Try Rose Oil or Citrus to relax or uplift.
8. To help clear congestion
To help with a blocked or runny nose, add 1 Tbsp of Peppermint liquid soap to a bowl of hot water. Drape a towel over your head and deeply breathe in the steam to help relieve and stuffiness or discomfort.
9. Laundry detergent
For a natural laundry detergent, add 1/3 – 1/2 a cup of soap to your washing machine. To help keep whites bright, add ½ a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle. Ideal for those with sensitive skin and allergies.
10. Dishwashing liquid (hand washed)
For an eco-friendly and effective dishwashing detergent, pre-dilute liquid soap 1:10 with water. Squirt on a dish brush and gently scrub dishes to easily remove food, grease and stains. You can feel good knowing there’s no nasty chemicals on your plates, or going down the drain.
For sparkling clean floors, add ½ cup of liquid soap to 10L of hot water and mop away dirt, dust and grime. Unlike other soapy solutions, it doesn’t leave any sticky residue, and its natural ingredients means it’s safe for your little ones and pets too.
12. Window cleaning
For clean and clear streak free windows, mix 1 Tbsp soap to 1 litre of water in a spray bottle. Spray onto windows and wipe down with a microfiber cloth. Follow up with a mix of half vinegar and water to get any remaining pesky water marks.
13. An all-purpose cleaning spray
For a simple cleaning spray that you can use all around the house, simply mix ¼ cup of liquid soap with 1 litre of water in a spray bottle and use as required. Try the Citrus liquid soap with organic orange, lemon and lime oils for a refreshing and welcoming scent.
14. Toilet cleaner
For a chemical free and eco-friendly clean, pre-dilute your choice of liquid soap 1:4 with water in a squirt bottle. Squirt around the bowl thoroughly, scrub, and then leave it to sit for 10 minutes before flushing. For a deeper clean, add 1/4 tsp of tea tree oil to your diluted mixture, and sprinkle baking soda on your toilet brush before scrubbing.
15. Fruit and Vegetable rinse
Before eating or cooking with any fruits and vegetables, it’s a good idea to give them a wash to remove any dirt and to help reduce your exposure to pesticides. Simply add just a dash of Unscented liquid soap to a bowl of water, dunk in your fruits and veges and rinse well.
16. Dog Shampoo
Some traditional dog shampoos can be irritating to our furry friend’s skin. Depending on the size of your dog, the amount of soap you need may vary. Wet your dog and work a few drops of the Unscented liquid soap into a lather, working well into the fur and the skin. Rinse off well - and steer clear for the big shake!
17. Plant spray
Keep those pesky garden pests away with this easy plant spray. Simply mix 1 Tbsp soap in a spray bottle and mist over leaves, flowers, and new buds. For a stronger mix, add ½ a tsp of cayenne pepper or cinnamon.
18. Bug spray
To help prevent annoying ants or spiders from entering the house, mix ¼ tsp Peppermint liquid soap in a spray bottle with 5-10 drops of tea tree essential oil . Spritz in any trouble areas and spray along window sills to help keep flies at bay.
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