Liquid Castile Soap: How to use and store
If there’s one thing we love about liquid castile soap, is how versatile it is. This powerful soap, originating from the Castile region of Spain, can be used in varying ways around your home. Stretching from the bathroom to the kitchen, there are literally hundreds (maybe a slight exaggeration) of uses that castile soap can claim.
How to Use Castile Soap For Your Home
When it comes to home care, there are numerous ways that castile soap can make the process easier. Here are a few ways you can use liquid castile soap around your home (and if you’re looking for some great ways to use liquid castile soap for your skin and hair, click here)
- Laundry detergent: Liquid Castile soap can be combined with a few ingredients to create a gentle laundry detergent. Find the full recipe with instructions here.
- Multi-Purpose Cleaner Spray: Add 1 part castile soap to 16 parts water in a spray bottle for a multi-purpose cleaner. Using castile soaps with cleansing essential oils like Lemongrass Peppermint or Lavendar will leave behind a fresh clean scent.
- Grime Cleaner: Add 2-3 tablespoons of liquid castile soap with ¼ cup of baking soda for a simple, yet effective grime cleaner! Perfect for the shower, but can also be used when cleaning the stove and getting heavy oils off of tile.
- Dish cleaner: You can use liquid castile soap to effectively clean your dishes! And for those pots and pans with impossible burns and sticky foods, try using a bit of the Grime Cleaner combination.
- Floor cleaner: In a bucket of warm-hot water, add ¼ cup of castile soap (like Lemongrass Peppermint) to create an efficient floor cleaner! For wood floors, use ⅛ cup of castile soap instead of ¼ cup. However, do not use this cleanser on waxed wood floors, the soap can cause the wax to break down.
- Fruit and Veggie wash: Before eating vegetables gathered from the garden or from the grocery store, use 1 tablespoon of liquid castile soap with 1.5-2 cups of water to remove dirt or wax.
- Pet shampoo: Use a combination of 1 part castile soap with 3-4 parts water to shampoo your pet. Again, your mixture should be tested based on the needs of your pet.
How to Store Castile Soap
When it comes to storing castile soap, there are some very general things that apply to ensure you protect the longevity of your soap.
Keep Bottle Closed
Liquid castile soap is, well, liquid. With that being said, it’s a good habit to ensure your bottle is closed properly: the cap is put down or the pump is twisted to the “lock” position. By keeping your caps closed, you prevent the dust and germ particles from joining your soap.
Avoid Pouring Soap Back
When you pour out too much soap, try finding other ways to use it instead of pouring it back into the bottle. This reduces the number of particles, body oils, or germs that you're putting into the bottle.
Keep It cool
You don’t have to refrigerate your liquid castile soap, but that doesn’t mean leave it in the sun to bake! Keep your liquid castile soap in a cool area.
What Other Fun Ways Do You Like To Use Liquid Castile Soap?
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