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.
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 a 32-ounce spray bottle and 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.
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 surface 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 as vinegar may, over time, dull and damage the stone’s sealant.