Quick, check in your utility closet or under your kitchen sink and count how many cleaning products you have. If you’re anything like the average person, you’ve got at least four different cleaning solutions for the different parts of your house. That’s a lot of money if you add up all those refills.
If you’ve ever used Dr. Natural castile soap as regular soap, you might already know it leaves you squeaky clean. What you might not know is that the same castile soap has a lot more uses than you initially thought! For a start, it can cut down the cleaning solutions you buy down to just one bottle of the soap.
1. Shaving Gel
No need to dilute it with anything! Just slather a bit on and start shaving. It produces a smooth, clean shave without spending extra money on foam.
2. Dishwashing Soap
Dilute one part castile soap to 10 parts water and place it in a squeeze bottle. You can use an old dishwashing liquid dispenser.
3. Floor cleaner
This works on all floor types, make sure the floor material is sealed and you can use water on it. Dilute 1/4 cup of the liquid castile soap in 3 gallons of water.
4. Moisturizing Body Wash
While you can use the soap straight, consider adding a bit of oil, such as almond oil, and mix well. The formula not only cleanses but moisturizes at the same time.
5. All-Purpose Cleaning Spray
1/4 cup of the soap to a quart of water makes for an excellent all-purpose cleaning solution. Use it anywhere during your regular cleaning routine.
6. Natural Pesticide
Fill a 12-oz spray bottle with water and add a tablespoon of tea-tree castile soap. Or, add a tablespoon of regular castile soap and a few drops of tea tree oil to the bottle. Spray on your plants to keep bugs and fungus away.
7. Pet Shampoo
Use a plain formula for this! The castile soap alone is very gentle, making it perfect for Fido’s baths.
8. Makeup Brush Cleaner
Add a tiny bit of soap to a cup of warm water and swish to clean your brushes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Alternatively, you can squirt a bit of soap on a brush cleaner and glide the brushes across to clean them.
9. Makeup Remover
Mix equal parts castile soap, almond oil and witch hazel in a small jar. Use soft cotton pads to dip and remove makeup at the end of the day.
10. Laundry Detergent
Combine half a gallon very hot water with 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup castile soap. Mix very well. You can add essential oils if you’d like a scent, otherwise, keep plain for unscented loads.
Photo by Christin Hume on Unsplash