Chances are you’ve heard of Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap and know it’s more than just your regular good ole’ soap but what exactly is it? And why does it have such a large fan base? And what in the world do you use it for?

Folks love what the products and the company stand for. Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap uses organic and fair-trade certified ingredients and contains no synthetic preservatives, detergents of foaming agents. Winning buzz-words for many with sensitive skin. What’s more, the family business and its late founder Emil Bronner are “committed to making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality and dedicating our profits to help make a better world.”

But what exactly differentiates castle soap? This made in the USA soap is actually made with organic vegetable oils, like olive oil, instead of animal fats.

Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castille Soap is made out vegetable oils like olive oil.

Using Liquid Castille Soap

The beauty of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castille Soap is that it is so much more than just a hand soap. Or a body wash. Or dish soap. An all-in-one dream! Here are some of the recommended uses for liquid castille soap but check our Pinterest board for even more ideas!

Use Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castille Soap for body care

Body Care

Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castille Soap is a wonderful all-purpose body care product. Wet your face and apply 2-3 drops. In the shower, add some castille soap to a wet washcloth and clean your body. To use as a shampoo, the company recommends using about 0.5TBS or predilute 0.5TBS in 0.5 cups of water. You can also use Dr. Bronner’s as a shaving soap and even as a stand-in for toothpaste! Say whaaaaat!

If you’re feeling crafty, there are also countless recipes online that will help you make foaming hand soap and other Castille Soap based body care products.

Your dogs will also appreciate this gentle cleaner when it’s bath time. Simply massage a small amount into your dog’s fur and rinse.

Cleaning with Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castille Soap

House Hold

For an all-purpose household cleaner, combine 0.25cups of liquid castille soap and a quart of water in a spray bottle. You can add an essential oil like tea tree or lemon for their scent and antibacterial properties if you so choose.

To mop the floor, add 0.5cups of castille soap to 3 gallons of hot water.

To use castille soap as a dish detergent, combine 1 part liquid castille soap with 10 parts of water. Apply to a sponge or scrub brush and wash that grime away.

Dr. Bronner’s has a read-worthy article with many more applications including a fruit and vegetable rinse, window cleaner and laundry detergent. Definitely check it out and pick up a bottle next time you are at Blackhawk Hardware!