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From time to time I hear from readers who have sensitivities or allergies to our beloved Blue Dawn. Is there something else we can use that will not trigger these reactions but still work well? There is and it is Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap.

While olive-oil based castile soap has been around for centuries, Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, itself dating back to 1858, is making a big, glorious, all-natural comeback.

8 differnt color bottles for claning

Available in several versions including one that is unscented, this organic castile soap is available online as well as in grocery, health food and discount department stores.

CASTILE SOAP USES

All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Add 1/4 cup Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap to one quart warm water and mix gently. Pour into 32-ounce spray bottle use as you would any spray cleaner around the house. Safe on granite and quartz counters and laminate surfaces. Optional: A few drops of lemon or orange essential oil will give this cleaner a fresh, pleasant fragrance.

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Degreaser Cleaning Spray

Add 1/4 cup Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap to a 32-ounce spray bottle then fill with warm water. Fill a second 32-ounce spray bottle with 1 cup white vinegar and warm water to fill.  Spray greasy kitchen surfaces with the soap-water solution and clean them well with a soft cloth. Then spray the same surfaced with the vinegar-water solution to rinse, followed by another round with the soft cloth. Caution: Rinse granite or other natural stone surfaces with clear water and vinegar may, over time, dull and damage the stone’s sealant.

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