Wednesday, April 22, 2009

WFMW—Castile Soap

This morning when I went to clean my very filthy bathroom, I was out of spray bathroom cleaner. I could have gone to another bathroom and got some there, but seeing a couple of bottles of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap under the sink, decided to give it a whirl. I did have an empty spray bottle, and squirted in some of the soap (maybe a couple tablespoons) and added water.


It worked fabulously on all the water spots and toothpaste drips. It wiped cleanly and left no residue. I used the lavender scent, so it smelled great too. In fact, every time I went into my bathroom today I could smell the subtle, clean scent.

I originally got these because I wanted to start using more natural products in general. I was using them to wash my face, and they left my skin clean without feeling dry. The peppermint scent also left a refreshing tingle. I did eventually decide that I needed to go back to my acne wash, though, to help prevent the occasional blemish. (Hello? I’m in my thirties. Shouldn’t I be done with that by now?) I set them aside and kind of forgot about them, until today.

So, what’s so great about castile soap? Dr. Bronner’s is all-natural, organic, Fair Trade, biodegradable, and contains no sodium lauryl sulfate. It’s also multi-purpose, from household cleaning, to personal hygiene, to laundry. In addition, they are very economical because they are concentrated and a little goes a long way.

I also have Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds, and have been using that in the kitchen for wiping down counters and washing fruit and veggies, but there are dozens of other ways I could be using both products.salsuds

I’m going to get serious about this and really start expanding my use of these products. If you are interested, the Dr. Bronner website has tons of info. I got mine at a discounted price at Vitacost, where you can also read reviews, which often have helpful tips.

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Falling Around said...

Wow, this is excellent info. I really must look into this product as I'm always on the lookout for a better bathroom cleaner. Thanks!

Kirsty said...

I love natural cleaning products and the packaging on those is so appealing. I also love the idea of a subtle lavendar scent instead of an obnoxious chemical one. Will have to check it out-thanks!

Sarah Mae said...

Never heard of it - good to know!

Courtney said...

i have the baby scent one and love it! I also use the bar soap to wash with in the shower and the smell is do die for.

Shannon said...

I've never heard of that but it sounds great!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Thanks so much for sharing your tips, I've been thinking of trying that stuff, but wondered how well it would work! Now I know!

Anonymous said...

I use a squirt of Dr.B's with a big glug of vinager in mop water for floors. I buy the unscented and add essential oils to have variety. Works great!