Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tip Tuesday: Castile Soap

I'm a new user of castile soap when I learned a new way to make natural shampoo. I had been trying several methods to wash my hair more naturally and without the use of commercial products. Methods of using no shampoo at all, to baking soda, to solid shampoo bars. I recently found a recipe for natural shampoo that used castile soap and coconut milk. So far I like it very much. My hair is soft, well conditioned, and isn't greasy (like when I wasn't using shampoo at all). If you want to know what I'm talking about check out Wellness Mama here.

Castile soap is made from 100% natural plant oils. The brand I am using is called Dr. Woods that I found inexpensively on Amazon.com. Using it is good for your body and is good for the environment. Without harsh detergents, it is good for your hair because it is non-drying . 

It has a ton of uses for just about everything in your home. Read on about a few. 

1. Dish washing soap. Mix castile soap with water at at 1:1 ratio. 

2. Body wash. Mix a 2:1 radio of castile to water for a great body wash. 

3. Floor cleaner. Mix 2 or 3 tablespoons of castile with water in a bucket to mop floors. 

4. Bathtub cleaner. In a spray bottle make a mixture of 1:3 castile to water. Sprinkle your tub with baking soda and spray the mixture on top of it. Scrub your tub clean. 

5. Dog shampoo. Mix the soap with water for a cheaper alternative.