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Top Five Uses for Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap

Updated on February 17, 2011
Dr. Bronner's all-in-one natural soap
Dr. Bronner's all-in-one natural soap | Source

Dr. Bronner’s natural soap has been around for many years. It was started in Germany back in 1858 by a Jewish family. The soap was brought to America in 1948. While it is not a mainstream brand, this all-in-one soap has kept a small following throughout the years. This liquid soap can be used for just about anything. Here are some of the best uses for Dr. Bronner’s castile soap.

1. Face and Body Wash

Dr. Bronner’s is all natural and made from hemp, coconut, and jojoba oils. It is very mild and especially great for those with sensitive skin. It can be diluted with water and put into a bottle for a face wash. You can also put a few drops of the soap straight onto a wet washcloth for a natural body wash. You can also the same mix you would use as a face wash for a premade body soap. Dr. Bronner’s comes in different scents, each which contains different essential oils that have different properties. Baby mild is just that, it’s mild and unscented, perfect for extremely sensitive skin, allergies, or even babies. The tea tree scent has tea tree oil, which is antibacterial, and great for acne prone skin. Lavender scent can be soothing, and Peppermint refreshing.

2. Hand Soap

Dr. Bronner’s also makes a great hand soap. Dilute the soap with water, a ratio of one part soap to three parts water is a good start. You can keep it in a pump bottle next to your sink. For a foaming hand soap, simply put the water and soap mix into a bottle with a foaming pump. If you do not have one, you can purchase one for a couple of dollars or less at a drugstore.

3. Shampoo

Just as the castile soap can be used for your face, body, and hands, it can also be used on your hair. For shampoo, it can be used full strength, but use only a little at a time. The tea tree soap can help with scalp issues. The other scents; peppermint, eucalyptus, almond, rose, baby mild, citrus, and lavender, can used as well.

4. Toothpaste and Mouthwash

Yes, Dr. Bronner’s can be used as a toothpaste too. Since it is all natural, there is nothing in it that cannot be put into your mouth. Use just one or two drops on your toothbrush and use in place of regular toothpaste. The peppermint soap can leave your mouth feeling fresh, just like regular toothpaste. The peppermint scent also makes a good mouthwash. Put a little soap in a glass and dilute with water.

5. Household Cleaner

Dr. Bronner’s is not only good for personal cleansing, it is also good for household cleaning. Use about one part soap to 40 parts water. If you have a heavier mess, you can use a stronger mix. You can use this mix to clean floors, toilets, sinks, and anywhere else you would use a general cleaner. Add some baking powder to the mix for scrubbing power.

Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile soap is truly an all-in-one soap. It can be used on anything from your face to your floors. This natural soap may not be the most popular brand, but it is a great, mild cleanser that is great for almost anything that needs cleaning in your home.



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      4 years ago

      This is all great info! Thanks. Tried it as a mouthwash and was not excited about the outcome, however it makes a great facewash!

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      Maggie Long 

      5 years ago

      THANK YOU for this straight forward, no nonsense explanation. All the years I've seen it on the shelf, I didn't realize it there was hippy religious rants all over the label. I bought some for cleaning a nose piercing and couldn't find the instructions on the little bottle I bought. The only thing I saw was 'Dilute' followed by more ranting. THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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      Fay Paxton 

      7 years ago

      Excellent article. I've been using D. Bonner's Castile soaps for years. I like the Peppermint best.


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