Saving money is always a topic on my mind. I am always looking for ways to cut costs, but still live well. This is a principal that drives me to find easy ways to cut out costs. Plus who has a ton of time to put towards it?
One of my favorite products to use to save money is Castile Soap. This stuff is awesome!
If you have not heard of it before, the most popular brand is Dr. Bronner’s it is my absolute favorite! Castile Soap, is different from most soaps in that it is a vegetable soap made from 100 percent pure olive oil, water, and lye. It is a vegan product because it does not include the addition of animal fats as some other soaps might. Plus, Dr. Bronner’s is also fair trade, organic, non GMO, which makes my heart happy.
While there are many other uses for Castile soap, here are the 12 best uses for it. The best part is that you end up with one product that rids your house of many, thus saving money, time, and is generally safer than what you were using before.
12 Awesome Money Saving Uses for Castile Soap
- Put a few drops on a hot wash cloth and scrub. I personally use the rose or the unscented for this. I have heard that Tea Tree works well too.
Make foaming hand soap.
- This takes less than a minute to make! I always find it funny when my son yells to me from the bathroom that I need to make more soap.
- I use a few drops on a wash cloth. Personally I like the Lavender or the Peppermint.
- you can use it straight out of the bottle, but if you are looking for softer hair, add coconut oil or avocado oil. You may have to play around with the amount as everyone’s hair is different. I personally use 1/4 cup coconut milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons castile soap, and I add tea tree oil in for the scalp.
Baby Soap / Shampoo:
- use the unscented baby formula a drop or two on a wash cloth is all you need.
- add about 2 teaspoons of peppermint castile soap (or your favorite scent) to a foot bath. I also add approximately 2 – 3 tablespoons Epsom salts and a few drops of peppermint essential oil.
Wash your dishes with it:
- the ratio is 1 cup water to 3 tablespoons of soap.
- just squirt a bit in. It will not make as many bubbles as those that are full of nasty chemicals, but it will do the trick!
- add a few drops of your favorite peppermint essential oil and you have a winning combo!
- put a tablespoon of peppermint castile soap into a hot steamy bowl, add essential oils like eucalyptus, tea tree, or more peppermint for extra oomph.
Fruit and veggie:
- add 1/4 teaspoon of unscented castile soap (I use the Baby Unscented Dr. Bronner’s) in the sink soak a minute and swish around then dry.
All Purpose Cleaner:
- Take a 1/4 cup of citrus castile soap and add it to 1 quart of water. I add 15 – 20 drops of lemon essential oil. It makes for a wonderful cleaner.
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