Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dr. Bronners

Found on "Yahoo Voices" internet site:

Use Dr. Bronners soaps straight (preferably peppermint) to brush your teeth. Only one drop is needed. You can also put a few drops on a washcloth to bathe, but you may prefer to use the mild baby liquid soap version. A teaspoon of undiluted Dr. Bronners will work in your diswasher, but you may need to add an extra rinse cycle using vinegar afterwards.

Combine fifty percent Dr. Bronners soap and fifty percent water in a foaming pump bottle for handsoap and body wash. You can also hand-wash dishes with it.

Dilute 1 part Dr. Bronners soaps with 10 parts water to create a Shampoo wash. Thinning it this much will allow the soap to rinse completely from your hair. Add glycerin or coconut oil will give you for more sudsing action if you so desire. You may want to follow with a vinegar rinse. This same combination of the soap and water can also be put in a spray bottle to make an all purpose household cleaner.

Put a few drops of Dr. Bronners soap in a large bowl of water to clean your fruits and vegetables.

Mix one cup of Dr. Bronners with One Gallon of water to clean walls and mop floors.

Mix equal parts Dr. Bronners with Baking Soda or Borax to create a soft scrub solution. This shined my cook hood and sink better than any caustic cleaner I had tried for the last few years. It will also do a great job of cleaning all of your bathroom fixtures.

One quarter ounce of Dr. Bronners soap in a quart of water can be used to protect plants from pests and to keep ants out of your kitchen.

I'd rather not put soap on my face, but you can dilute a tablespoon Dr. Bronners mild baby soap, in distilled water and put it in a 6 ounce pump bottle. Adding a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin will help it foam more. You can also add lavender oil for fragrance.

Using Dr. Bronners for laundry soap is a bit more complicated. Some people report that it is too harsh for clothing, others love it. The best reported results comes from mixing grated Dr. Bronner's bar soap with Borax and washing soda. One third cup of grated soap to 1 cup of Borax and 1 cup of Washing Soda should work.

These combinations are the ones I chose to use after reading hundreds of suggestions. People tend to adjust the combinations over time based on trail and error. You will have to adjust the amounts to find out what works best for you. Also, be careful to never mix castile soap and vinegar. It unsaphonises the soap leaving an oily mixture behind that is not good for cleaning anything. If cleaning with this soap leaves a film behind, you can follow with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar.


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