What Are Dr. Bronner's Castile Soaps Used For?


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Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap is used as a body wash, a shampoo, a foot bath, a shaving lubricant and for oral hygiene on a toothbrush, according to Lisa Bronner. The Castile Bar Soaps are used for hair and body and can also be grated into a powdered laundry detergent.

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Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap can be used to clear congestion by placing 1 tablespoon of soap in a bowl of steamy hot water, draping a towel over the head and breathing in the mist. The Peppermint and Eucalyptus soaps are recommended as decongestants.

The liquid castile soap is used for washing dishes by hand, as a laundry detergent and toilet cleaner. To use the soap as a mopping detergent, dilute 1/2 cup of soap in 3 gallons of hot water. One tablespoon of liquid soap can be added to a quart of water in a spray bottle and used to clean windows. Fruits and vegetables can be cleaned with the liquid soap, and it makes an effective and gentle dog shampoo. Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap is an effective bug spray for use on plants, with the exception of the tea tree product, which burns plants. Tea tree can be used to kill ants on surfaces, however.

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