10 Ways to Use Dr. Bronner’s Soap


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I’m on a quest to find out what store bought cleaners & hygiene products I can make on my own! Cheaper! No chemicals! Yay! Over the past few months I have experimented and tried lots of different things. Some I can share with you. Some I will not. LOL!

The ways I’m sharing to use Dr. Bronner’s (or any castille soap) have proven tried and true in my own home. I LOVE finding products with MULTIPLE uses! Vinegar and Castille soap are the 2 main things I use in my home these days! I love that those 2 products alone can clean so much and have so many uses!

The most affordable way to use castille soap is to buy the BAR SOAP, grate it, then heat over stove with water. I have used this method, of grating one bar of Dr. Bronner’s, then heating on stove top with a gallon of water, then letting sit overnight to thicken. I usually add 1-2 T. of glycerin also. This makes the soap stretch a LONG WAY. After you’ve got the liquid soap, there are many ways to use it! If you want to avoid the grating, there is always the liquid that we used for a long time also! I generally purchase the 6 bars at once on amazon. And, I just had to order more, so the first 6 bars lasted me 6 MONTHS. $24 for 6 months of these 10 items listed below?? Pretty good if you ask me!

  1. Body wash ~ we’ve all been using this and only this for months now!
  2. Face wash ~ we’ve also been using this for a long time and love it!
  3. Shampoo ~ my hair is finicky. Or picky. I don’t use this on my hair, though I tried! But my husband and son do.
  4. Hand soap in the pump by the sink.
  5. Pet wash.
  6. Laundry soap.
  7. Dish soap. This does not get as sudsy as Dawn, so if you prefer lots of suds, you may not like this for dish soap. 🙂
  8. Household all-purpose cleaner. You can dilute with 1/2 water, 1/2 soap. You can add baking soda to cut even more grime.
  9. Fruit & veggie wash ~ put just a few drops of castille soap in a bowl of water to give your produce a rinse!
  10. Shaving ~ Since I use this as body wash, I also use it for shaving, as does my hubby if he’s shaving in the shower!

Lastly, some of you may be wondering WHY I enjoy using Dr. Bronner’s soap…there are a few reasons. The biggest reasons: no sodium lauryl sulfate, it is organic and fair trade. So, it’s a healthier option for cleaning our bodies as well as our home. And, with this soap, a little goes a long way! You can often dilute the liquid soap and just use a few drops mixed with water. By the way, you can also use other brands of castille soap in the same way! Dr. Bronner’s is fair trade, as far as I can tell, that is the only difference.

If you use Dr. Bronner’s in your home, I would LOVE to hear how you use it! Looking for new uses now that I can make it for even cheaper! 🙂 I have read about people using it as a cleaner…anyone tried it??

More frugal ideas I’ve tried:

**This was not a sponsored post nor was I given any free products to try before writing it. I’m just sharing ways we are trying to be more frugal and healthy in our home. I have listed items from amazon with my affiliate link. I always share items from amazon that my family has tried and loved.

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Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of HIs love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

8 thoughts on “10 Ways to Use Dr. Bronner’s Soap”

  1. I have used this soap for awhile, I fell in love with the peppermint and my family uses it to wash our bodies. I do like your idea on how to make it last longer and will be using that. I use the Almond liquid only 1/4 cup a month in my household homemade disinfecting spray. I love it because my son has asthma and homemade cleaning products are all I use! Great post thanks for the great tips! I had no idea I could by this one Amazon!

  2. Love this!! My next thing to make at home is hand soap and will definitely try this. I like to add a few drops of thieves essential oil to my soap product for extra germ fighting.

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