Dr. Bronner's Soap Review: Unscented Baby Mild Organic Liquid Castile
I recently bought a bottle of Dr. Bronner's soap, and wanted to share my review of one of the most popular brands of organic castile soap that is currently available on the market.
I'm not sure how many people are aware of this brand, but I bought my bottle at a health food store, and I've also seen it available in the natural cleaners section of some grocery stores. You can also purchase it through the links below I've provided.
I chose the unscented baby mild variety, because I sometimes like to add my own essential oils to various homemade cleaning products, and this way I have a "clean palette" to make whatever scented product I would like, or no scent if that is what I want as well.
However, there are lots of scents available as well, all using high quality essential oils, in lots of different scents, including tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, almond, rose, citrus and lavender if you want to get it scented.
I chose the liquid version, since I find this easiest to use for making various cleaning products, but there are also bar soaps available.
As I mentioned, this is castile soap, which is an all natural soap product. This product is made not just with olive oil, as many castile soaps are, but also with coconut oil, hemp oil, jojoba oil, and some additional ingredients, all of which are organic and also fair trade.
you can do with this liquid soap as well. Plus, really you can do more with it than even that can do. This stuff can be used to wash your body (and hair), create all kinds of cleaning products, and even to wash your laundry!
I personally have only used it as an ingredient in various cleaning product recipes, but was quite happy with it for that purpose.
I have learned that a little of this stuff goes a long way.
This soap is very concentrated, so the FAQs suggest to:
dilute from one part soap into 40 parts water for light cleaning, to cutting it in half or using it full strength for heavy-duty grease-cutting jobs.
Further, for laundry the FAQs have these instructions:
For the laundry, use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup for one regular load; adjust as needed depending on hardness of water. I've been told that adding a dash of baking soda makes it even better.
I will note that this product is a real soap, not a detergent.
That means it will foam a lot, especially because of the coconut oil that is one of its main ingredients. Therefore, it is NOT ideal for use in HE washing machines.
There are lots of uses for castile soap for those who wish to practice green cleaning in your home. I would love to hear how you use it, and also what brands or scents you choose to use, and why. You can share your natural soap reviews here, or read others that have already been submitted.
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