Dr. Bronner’s: The Panacea For Your Home


  • Dr. Bronner’s is pure castile soap that you can use in 18 different ways.

  • It’s also cheap, nontoxic, long-lasting, and ubiquitous!

Okay, maaaaybe “panacea” is a stretch. Dr. Bronner’s can’t cure disease, but it can definitely solve most of your cleaning woes!

What is Dr. Bronner’s?

Here’s the description from drbronner.com:

Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps are good for just about any cleaning task. Face, body, hair & food, dishes, laundry, mopping, pets—clean your house and body with no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents—none!

Why I love it:

  • It’s cheap.
  • It’s not antibacterial. We’re actually too clean these days, people! Also, antibacterial soaps contain more chemicals.
  • It scores an “A” on Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning, meaning it’s completely nontoxic.
  • It lasts foreverrrrrrr. One 32-oz. bottle can last several months.
  • You can buy it pretty much anywhere (Amazon, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Target, Walmart…).
  • It’s available in many different scents:


How I use it:

Dr. Bronner’s provides a dilutions cheat sheet. You can use it 18 different ways!

These are the ways I use it:

  1. I make my own hand soap by combining half Dr. Bronner’s and half water in refillable foaming soap dispensers.
  2. I use it as my body wash. (If you purchase this version, you get a bonus travel-sized bottle that you can refill and use on the go! When traveling, I also use it in lieu of my regular face wash.)
  3. I lather it up to use it in lieu of shaving cream.
  4. I dilute it with water (about a 1:10 ratio of Dr. Bronner’s to water) and use it for both hand washing dishes and as my dishwasher detergent.
  5. I keep a spray bottle with ¼ cup soap and the rest water for quick kitchen cleanups and all-purpose cleaning.

I tried using it as shampoo, but that was a major fail. My hair did not like it.

In the dilutions cheat sheet, you’ll also learn how to use it for cleaning windows, toilets, fruits/veggies…and even dogs!

Bottom line: Dr. Bronner’s is cheap, nontoxic, long-lasting, and ubiquitous; you can use it for almost anything. Try it out for yourself!

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