Dr. Bronner’s Soap Uses

Castile soap uses

There are tons of Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap uses that you can use daily from skin care and body wash to laundry and household cleaners. The ideas are endless and you will love that you will save you time and money.


Benefits of Using Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner’s is a top-selling soap in the natural marketplace. Only the purest organic & Fair Trade ingredients. No synthetic preservatives, no detergents or foaming agents — none!

The oils in these soaps have antibacterial agents. In addition to this, the soap is very gentle to use without drying out your skin or surfaces. Just make sure it is diluted properly before using.

You if live in Malta like me, you can buy Dr. Bronner’s Castile soaps at Holland and Barrett, either by visiting their physical stores around the island, or by ordering it through their online shop.

Here are some of the homemade products you can make with Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap:


Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap Uses


Body Wash

Body wash castile soap

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Raw Honey
  • 1/2 cup liquid Castile Soap
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 10-13 Drops of Lavender Essential Oils
  • Glass Pump Jar

This homemade body wash is so easy to make and leaves your skin really soft and hydrated. Mix all the ingredients together and store in the glass Pump Jar. It is that easy!

Clarifying Shampoo

shampoo dr bronners

  • 1/2 cup unscented liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 cup purified water
  • 1 tablespoon glycerine
  • juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil

This homemade clarifying shampoo helps remove build up from water, styling product residue and chlorine. It is all natural and very simple to make. You just have to combine all ingredients together and place into a squeeze bottle. Easy!


Homemade Eyeglass Cleaner

Homemade Eyeglass Cleaner castile soap

  • 2.5 oz Spray Bottle
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Water
  • Castile soap

This Homemade Eyeglass Cleaner is so simple to make and very budget friendly! Fill the spray bottle 3/4 of the way full with the rubbing alcohol. Fill the rest of the bottle with water. Put 2-3 drops of the dish soap or castile soap in the spray bottle. Screw the lid on tightly to the spray bottle.  Shake until all the ingredients are combined thoroughly. Spray on your glasses and clean/remove with a microfiber cloth.


Dandruff Shampoo

dandruff shampoo castile soap

  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon glycerine
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 20 drops tea tree oil

Combine all ingredients together including cup of water and mix well, and pour into a container. You are going to love this super easy Homemade Dandruff Shampoo. Forget paying way to much for dandruff shampoo at the store when you can make this one at home!


Hand Soap

hand soap lavender castile soap

  • 3/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. vitamin E oil
  • 1 Tbsp. nourishing oil such as: sweet almond or jojoba oil
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 5-10 drops lavender or peppermint essential oil

This homemade hand soap is such an easy DIY and very moisturizing and smells great! In a mason jar, add the water first (to prevent bubbles) then the liquid castile soap, followed by the essential oils. Top your mason jar with a rust proof soap pump. Shake the ingredients together. Shake the soap dispenser before using, and then squirt a small amount on your hands as needed, rinsing with water.


Lavender Shampoo

lavender shampoo castile soap

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup unscented castile soap
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup purified water
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

Melt coconut oil and combine all ingredients. Mix well and place into a squeeze bottle. You will love this lavender shampoo and it is so easy to make your own shampoo. The lavender smells amazing and it’s so calming!


Body wash with Honey

Body wash with Honey castile soap

  • 1 cup unscented castile soap
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

This DIY honey body wash is incredibly moisturizing and so simple to make. Combine all ingredients. Pour into a refillable squeeze bottle. Shake well to combine.


Face Wash

facewash castile soap

  • Castile soap
  • Almond oil
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • Frankincense essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil

It’s pretty easy to make this homemade facial cleanser recipe. You just need liquid castile soap, water, essential oils and a carrier oil. Simply shake the ingredients together for a refreshing homemade facial wash.

This face wash doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients, so it’s perfect for all skin types: it won’t dry out or not moisturize. You can easily customize this wash with the following essential oils depending on your skin type: to reduce blemishes use Tea Tree Oil, to fight pimples on oily skin use Lemongrass Essential Oil, to reduce scarring use Frankincense Essential Oil, and for dry skin myrrh, cucumber seed and sandalwood all work well.


Clean Makeup Brushes

Clean Makeup Brushes castile soap

  • Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castille Soap
  • A clean cup
  • A dry towel

Clean those brushes with this simple DIY. It is so easy to overlook cleaning your makeup brushes but it is so important. Just get a clean cup or glass and squirt a small amount of Dr. Bronner’s soap into the bottom of it. Get your brush wet using lukewarm water, and be sure to keep the brush pointing downward as to not get the metal part of the handle which contains the glue or the brush handle wet.


Shaving Cream

shaving cream castile soap

  • ½ Cup Oil (olive, grape seed, almond etc.)
  • ¼ Cup Raw Honey
  • ¼ Cup Castile Soap
  • 10 Drops of Essential Oils (Optional)

Castile soap makes a really great shaving cream. This is so good for skin and moisturizing. Just combine ingredients in a bowl and rapidly whisk for several minutes until all of the ingredients have fully emulsified. Transfer to a pump or squeeze bottle.


Makeup Wipes

Makeup Wipes castile soap

  • A Jar
  • Organic Cotton Pads
  • 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Castile Soap—I used baby mild
  • Distilled Water
  • 2–4 Drops of Lavender Essential Oils
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil

Skip the store bought make up wipes loaded with chemicals and make your own at home with castile soap and coconut oil. It is very simple to make and works great on your skin! Place cotton pads in the glass jar. In a small bowl mix the fractional coconut oil and castile soap together. Pour mixture over cotton pads. Press down on the pads so the soap and coconut oil evenly absorb into them. Pour distilled water over pads, just enough wet the pads. Place the lid on the jar and shake (this helps to evenly distribute the liquid over the pads).


Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner

Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner castile soap

  • 2 gallons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons castile soap
  • 5 drops pine or tea tree essential oil

Clean your floor with this multi-surface cleaner that works so well on multiple surfaces.  Dirt and grime will be a thing of the past when you use this cleaner! Just add the hot water to a bucket, then the liquid castile soap and essential oil. Gently stir the ingredients together (you don’t want a ton of bubbles).


Laundry Detergent

laundry detergent castile soap

  • 3/4 cup Castile Soap (use the peppermint, lavender, and citrus varieties)
  • 1/2 cup Super Washing Soda
  • 1/2 cup Baking Soda
  • just under 2 gallons water

Take your two gallon bucket and pour lukewarm to cold water in the bottom of it, about an inch high of water. Add the dry powders (baking soda, super washing soda). Add more water if necessary to cover the powders then take your hand mixer or immersion blender and blend the powders for a few minutes, or until it is fully blended and there are no clumps. Fill your two-gallon bucket up almost all the way with tap water (the temperature doesn’t matter). Add the castile soap (this helps it not to bubble up), and stir with a long-handled spoon. Using the funnel, pour into your containers. Use 1/3 cup per load for HE washers, or 1/2 cup for non HE washers. Easy! Get rid of the chemicals and make your own laundry detergent with castile soap. It works great and will save money too!


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