This post originally appeared on Going Green with Lisa Bronner. Like the forgotten middle child, the Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Bar Soap has languished without a usage cheat sheet for years while the Pure-Castile Liquid Soap and Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner hoarded the attention. No more. Bar soap afficionados, this one’s for you! Whether you champion the bar soap because of cost,
Coconut oil usage guides can sound like a high stakes auction. 20 uses! 29 uses! 77 uses! 101 uses! I didn’t try to count mine. I’ve incorporated coconut oil into so many of my kitchen and personal care routines, and I’m always learning more. Every use on this list below are ones I use myself or have seen used successfully.
Sal Suds, Sal Suds, How do I love thee? I use it for… Clothes Towels Sheets Halloween costumes Tile Floors Carpet Granite Painted walls Painted shelves Plastic trash cans Make Up brushes Dishes Lunchboxes Dog bowls Dog carriers Dog collars Windows Cars Car leather Finished wood Wood cutting boards Plastic cutting boards My grill (aka bar-b-que) Outdoor metal furniture Outdoor plastic furniture Plastic toys Stainless steel appliances Paint brushes China Glass vases Pottery Beach balls Diaper Changing pads Wicker baskets Artificial greenery Painted MDF Microsuede Plastic storage bins Tooth brushes Tooth brush holders Porcelain bathroom fixtures – toilet,
Full disclosure: I didn’t write this post from personal experience. However, I’ve been married to a beard for most of the past 20 years. And I had input from several proud beardsmen. My thanks go out to Aaron, Marty, Benny, and Tyler. The Big Picture Personal care products that stay on the body for extended periods of time warrant extra scrutiny.
Organic Shaving Soaps As with all things Dr. Bronner’s, there is versatility and choice in shaving with our products. The simplest choice is to go with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Soaps. In the timescale of how long the Bronner family has been making soaps, these are relative newbies. Ingredient-wise, the shaving soaps are closely related to Organic Pump Soaps.
You know you want to. You’ve been meaning to for ages. Everybody’s doing it. It’s so easy! Today is the day you put together your Green Cleaning Starter Kit. The kit is so simple that you’ll need to trust me that it will indeed clean your house. Trust it. No side effects. No funny business. No fancy gimmicks.
The first thing I remember ever washing with Sal Suds was my car. This might just be my favorite use of Sal Suds. It works so fast and rinses so quickly that I once ran out during a rainstorm and cleaned my whole car. Hey, I’m from California and I know the value of free water!
This GIY trick is the magic of chemistry right before your eyes! Soft scrub is a great aid to clearing away soap scum, ring around the tub, mold, stubborn water spots on glass. It’s a great way to shine up your kitchen sink. You’ll probably find that you keep this bottle just as handy as your Dr.
Inevitably it is as I’m escorting my guests out back that I discover the birds have yet again mistaken my patio furniture for their personal outhouse. And then that one person wearing white sits on the barstool previously occupied by a three year old with a popsicle … Fortunately, Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds is the stuff for the job.
Dilute! Dilute! OK!* But how much? Here’s a quick reference. None of these soap dilutions are meant to be exact amounts. If what you’re cleaning is really dirty or your water is really hard, then you may want to use more than the specified amount. That said, these Pure-Castile Liquid Soap dilutions should get you started.