Wash Yo’ Kids, Wash Yo’ Wife: 15 ways to use Castile Soap

Castile means that it’s made from 100 percent plant oils (no animal products like tallow, which show up in most commercial soaps). It’s also a true soap, not a chemical detergent, making castile soap completely biodegradable and very earth-friendly.

Castile Soap is amazing! The most popular brand is Dr. Bronner’s “magic soap” It lives up to it’s name and for $12 you can experience the magic also! Here are some great ways to use it.


So many options of scents. You can get unscented and add your own essential oils!
Toothpaste 1st I would like to say peppermint castile soap does NOT taste like mint at all but my mouth feels very clean. Just apply a drop or two of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap to a wet toothbrush.

Dishwashing Liquid Dr. Bronner’s recommends diluting the soap 1:10 with water, and then squirting the diluted mix onto a scrub brush. This only works when hand washing dishes, and not in a dishwasher.

Shampoo: Mix castile soap with water at a ratio of 1:3.

Body/Face Wash: Same ratio as above.

Doggie Shampoo: Make sure your dog is wet and then squeeze a couple of squirts of Peppermint Castile Soap and rub into your dogs fur until you have a nice lather. Then simply rinse off with warm water. Be sure to keep the soap out of their eyes and water out of their ears.

Hand Soap: Pretty self explanatory. Dilute it so it will last longer.

Shaving Cream: Just lather up and shave!

Laundry Detergent

  • 1 cup liquid Castile Soap
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup salt

Warm the water and mix with salt and baking soda until dissolved. Pour into a one-gallon container. Add the Dr. Bronner’s and fill the remainder of the gallon jar with water. Use 1/4 cup of laundry soap per load

Floor Cleaner Pour 1/2 cups of soap in 3 gallons of hot water.

All-Purpose Cleaner: Pour 1/4 cup of Dr. Bronner’s soap into a quart of water in a spray bottle.

Windows: Add a tablespoon of soap into a quart of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with pure club soda or half vinegar/half water to prevent streaking.

Tub Scrub: Fill a spray bottle with one third Castile soap and two thirds water. Spread baking soda liberally around the bath and spray the Castile soap mixture on. Scrub with a scouring pad or scrub brush.

Carpet Cleaner: mixing 1/4 cup castile into 1 cup water. Place the solution in the blender and let it fly until it forms a stiff foam. Apply as you would any other carpet cleaning product.

Vegetable Wash Add 1 tablespoon castile soap to 2 cups of water, and keep the mixture in a squirt bottle near the kitchen sink. Scrub with hands to get off any dirt. Rinse in cold water.

Clean Your Car:  Mix ¼ cup of Castile soap with hot water in a bucket . With a large sponge rub the solution on your car’s exterior, windshield, hubcaps, and tires , then thoroughly hose it off.

Do you love castile soap? What other ways do you use it?