Different Ways to Use Castile Soap Around Your Home
Castile soap is a great multi-purpose soap to have on hand around the home. Some Castile soaps are made purely with olive oil, and others are a blend of different oils like, palm kernel, hemp, coconut, to name a few. Castile is one of the most concentrated soaps you can use, which makes it very versatile.
This is a natural soap that can be used for body care, laundry, pet care, household cleaning and more! A little bit of this soap goes a long way, which is a plus! It does cost a bit more than other brands, but this is a higher concentrated soap than most, so it is worth the value! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. This means I may receive a small commission if you purchase anything through these links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Clever Ways to Use Castile Soap
Mopping Floor: Mix a tablespoon of soap in a gallon of hot water. Mix it up, and then mop as you normally would. It will clean the floors and leave a nice shine. I like to use this in my spray mop as well.
DIY Kitchen Wipes: Make your own wipes to clean your counters. You can use old rags or you can get some nice reusable cleaning clothes. Mix 1 cup warm water, 1/8 cup castile soap, and 8 drops of your favorite essential oil, in a container with a lid. Stir around and then place in paper towels or rags, and you can use to wipe down counters. Then wash rags or toss the paper towels after you use them. Store with the lid on so it won’t dry out. I like to use Peppermint or Lavender as my essential oils, but any scent works.
All Purpose Spray Cleaner: Create an all-purpose cleaner to use on the counters, around sinks, and other areas of your home. In a glass spray bottle mix, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon castile soap, 5 drops of tea tree oil, and then fill the rest of bottle with warm water. Shake with each use, and spray on counters and wipe down. Tea tree is a great antibacterial, for disinfecting. Glass bottle is recommended as essential oils can break down plastic.
Fruit and Veggie Wash: Wash your produce before you eat it, with this simple wash. It will help remove any harmful pesticides that are lingering on your produce. Mix 1/4 tsp of castile soap to a gallon of water. Stir it around and rinse your produce in the bowl. Then rinse well under running cold water, and you’re ready to serve it up!
Shave with Castile: Use Castile in replace of shaving cream. It works great at protecting and creating a barrier on the skin when you shave to prevent razor burn. The oils in the soap also help nourish the skin!
Get Rid of Fungus on Plants: If you garden sometimes your plants can get overrun by fungus and insects. You can make this spray to protect your plants. In a spray bottle mix 2 teaspoons neem oil, 1 teaspoon Castile, and fill the rest with warm water. Shake and spray on plants once a week to get rid of fungus and insects. Once you get rid of the problem, you can do once every two weeks as a maintenance.
Give Pets a Bath: Castile soap is gentle enough to give your pets a bath using in replace of a shampoo. It will help remove any dirt and grime and leave their coat looking nice and shiny.
Wash Laundry: If you run out of laundry soap, castile soap can be used to wash your laundry. It will remove any stains and dirt that is lingering on the clothes! I don’t recommend doing it all the time, but in a pinch, it works. Just add a little soap to the wash, and run the cycle like normal.
Toilet: Clean your toilet in between those deep cleans. Just add a few drops of castile soap, and then 3 drops of tea tree oil. Then scrub your toilet, to freshen it up.
Clean Shower and Tub: Fill a spray bottle with 1 part castile soap to 3 parts water. Then sprinkle baking soda on the areas in the tub or shower you want to be cleaned. Then spray the castile soap mix on the baking soda. Scrub with a sponge, and rinse clean.
I hope this gives you some new ideas on how you can save money while cleaning your house naturally.
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