Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Soap (Hemp 18-in-1) Lavender
Snapshot: Only the purest, Organic and Fair Trade ingredients. No synthetic preservatives, no detergents or foaming agents — none!
We Love It Because: Talk about versatility! Dr. Bronner’s pure-castile liquid soap can be used for just about anything, and we mean anything, from body care to home care!
Dr. Bronner’s started as a small family business back in 1940s and quickly became the world’s most trusted leader of the organic and fair trade movement responsible for making socially and environmentally caring products of the highest quality and dedicating their profits to help make a better world. Today Dr. Bronner’s is the largest personal care company certified under USDA’s National Organic Program and is committed to becoming a zero waste operation factory.
Organic Palm Oil is a primary ingredient in Dr. Bronner’s Castile Bar Soaps. Palm Oil gives the bar its hardness and balances the lathering power of coconut oil, while keeping the soap from softening and dissolving too fast. The company’s Palm Oil is produced ethically from sustainably-harvested palm fruits in Ghana’s Eastern Region.
Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Soap Lavender is scented with pure Lavender and Lavandin Oils to calm the mind and soothe the body! This product is also biodegradable, versatile and effective. Made with Organic and Certified Fair Trade ingredients and packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle.
Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Soap Lavender is a concentrate, so a little goes a long way.
*Certified Fair Trade Ingredients **None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin.
How To Use It
HANDS-FACE-BODY - Small squirt of Pure-Castile Liquid Soap applied to wet hands or washcloth.
MAKEUP REMOVAL - Wet face and lather several drops of soap into hands. Massage into skin. Rinse.
HAIR - A couple drops for close cropped hair or up to ½ Tbsp (7.5 ml) for long hair, either worked directly into very wet hair or prediluted in a cup of water. Follow with Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Organic Hair Rinse or diluted apple cider vinegar.
BATH - Approximately 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) soap for an average sized tub. (Doesn’t bubble, but still cleans.)
SHAVING - Face, 10 drops; Underarms, 3 drops; Legs, ½ tsp. (2.5 ml). Work to a lather in wet hands, apply to area.
TEETH - 1 drop on a toothbrush. (Keep in mind, it tastes like soap.)
FOOT BATH - ½ Tbsp. (7.5 ml) in a small tub of hot water.
CLEARING CONGESTION - 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) of Peppermint or Eucalyptus in a bowl of steamy hot, but not boiling water. Breathe in mist with a towel draped over the head.
DISHES / HANDWASHING - Pre-dilute 1:10 with water. Squirt on scrub brush.
LAUNDRY - 1/3-1/2 c. (80-120 ml) soap for a large load in a regular washer. Add 1 c. (240 ml) vinegar to the rinse cycle. Optional: For extra whitening/deodorizing, add ½ c. (120 ml) baking soda to wash cycle. Halve these amounts for HE washers.
HANDWASHING DELICATES - 1 capful soap in about 1 gallon (4 L) cold water. Swish gently. Let soak 10 minutes. Swish again. Rinse with clean water. Gently press out excess water with a towel. Hang clothing or lay flat to dry.
MOPPING (WOOD, LAMINATE & STONE FLOORING) - ½ c. (120 ml) soap in 3 gallons (12 L) hot water. Dunk mop (microfiber, preferably) and wring thoroughly. On wood and laminate, avoid excess water and mop up wet areas.
ALL-PURPOSE CLEANING SPRAY - ¼ c. (60 ml) soap in a quart of water in a spray bottle. Optional: For extra antimicrobial punch, add ¼ tsp. (1.25 ml) tea tree essential oil. WINDOWS 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) soap in a quart (1 L) of water in a spray bottle. Spray and squeegee. Follow with a spray of pure club soda or half vinegar/half water and squeegee.
TOILET - Predilute 1:4 with water in a squirt bottle. Add ¼ tsp. (1.25 ml) tea tree oil. For best results, empty toilet. Squirt bowl thoroughly, sprinkle baking soda on the brush, scrub bowl, let sit 10 minutes, turn water on, flush.
FRUIT & VEGGIE WASH - 1 dash (approx. ¼ tsp. [1.25 ml) in a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Rinse in clear water.
DOG WASHING - Wet dog thoroughly. Massage in enough soap to create a good lather. (Amount varies based on size, hair type, and overall dirtiness.) Rinse thoroughly.
CLEANING MAKEUP BRUSHES - Wet the make-up brushes in water. Add 1-2 drops soap to the bristles. Massage in gently for 10+ seconds, then rinse. Repeat as needed until water runs clear.
PLANT SPRAY FOR BUGS - 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) in a quart (1 L) of water. Spray plants twice daily until infestation clears.
ANT SPRAY (NOT ON PLANTS) - ¼ c. (60 ml) Tea Tree Castile soap in a quart (1 L) of water. (This concentration will burn plants.)