The Many Uses Of Castile Soap

Castile soap is a staple in many clean-lifestyle homes and its origins trace back to the 11th century in the Castile region of Spain. The soap is plant based and contains no animal fats. Originally made of olive oil, today’s Castile soap can contain a variety of plant oils such as coconut, avocado, hemp, peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus. to name a few. Castile soap comes in both bar and liquid form.
We’re a big fan of Dr. Bronner’s, as it comes in many scents and they make a wide range of products to meet most any need. 
According to Dr. Bronner’s website, “Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps are good for just about any cleaning task. Face, body, hair & dishes, laundry, mopping, pets—clean your house and body with no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents—none!” 
For most daily cleaning chores we like to follow Lisa Bronner’s Dilutions Cheat Sheet for Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap. It outlines all you need to know about using Castile soap to clean you face, body, hair, dishes, laundry, floors, windows, toilets, and even washing your dog. Also use it to clear congestion and as a plant spray for bugs! 
There are many great Castile soap products out there, just make sure what you try is pure Castile soap and made from all natural ingredients. Also be on the look out for artisan-crafted soaps. These are made in small batches for local sale, but are definitely worth trying. Spend some time with the soap maker to learn their story and the love that went into their craft.
Looking to replace your synthetic specialty cleaning products with a versatile alternative - look no further than Castile soap.  

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