USING CASTILE SOAP FOR LAUNDRY:
Use 1/4 Castile Liquid Soap per regular sized load.
The soap is suitable for high efficiency and standard washing machines.
Adding a little baking soda makes the soap work even better by softening the water naturally. An addition of 1/4 cup borax will whiten whites naturally. 1/4 cup vinegar can be added in the rinse cycle. Rather than "time" the rinse cycle, you can simply add the vinegar to the cup marked "fabric softener." Stubborn stains can be spot treated by applying a little soap directly to the stain prior to washing... let soak for awhile.
CASTILE LIQUID SOAP ALL PURPOSE SPRAY CLEANER
Love clean countertops, but hate breaking out in bumps thanks to surface contact with your current cleaner? We’re happy to let you know our versatile, multi-purpose Castile Liquid Soap power horse can be used to formulate a great all-purpose cleaner that will have you spritzing away!
- 4 Cups hot distilled water
- 2 Tablespoons Washing Soda
- ¼ Cup Borax
- 2 Tablespoons Country Rose Unscented Castile Liquid Soap or try one of our scented options for a soft scent.
- 1 Teaspoon Essential Oils, if desired, and if using Unscented Castile Soap.
- Measure ingredients into a mixing bowl.
- Stir or whisk to combine.
- Using a funnel, pour into a clean, repurposed spray bottle for ease of use.
- Shake before using.
- Spritz and wipe.
CASTILE LIQUID SOAP FLOOR CLEANER
Country Rose Unscented Castile Liquid Soap can be used for floor cleaning too. For floor cleaning, you do need to DILUTE the soap and we recommend testing your specific flooring type in an inconspicuous area prior to using. Once satisfied, simply dissolve ½ cup Unscented Castile Liquid Soap in 3 gallons hot water, stirring until fully dissolved and incorporated. For hardwood floors, use a barely wet mop.
As mentioned for hardwood floor cleaning, we always recommend testing your specific flooring type in an inconspicuous area prior to using.
- 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
- 1 cup regular household vinegar
- 2 cups water
- Mix ingredients together.
BABY WIPE WASH RECIPE #1:
- 2 Tbsp Liquid Castile Soap
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Cups water
- Mix ingredients together. You can store the mixture in a spray bottle or in your wipes box. Shake before use. Spritz on wipe before using if in spray bottle. Swish solution around over wipes if using a wipes box.
BABY WIPE WASH RECIPE #2:
- 2 Tbsp Liquid Castile Soap
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil or 1 Tbsp Calendula Oil
- 2 Drops Tea Tree Oil
- 2 Cups Water
- Mix ingredients together. You can store the mixture in a spray bottle or in your wipes box. Shake before use. Spritz on wipe before using if in spray bottle. Swish solution around over wipes if using a wipes box. Tea Tree Oil has lovely disinfectant properties along with its wonderful, clean smell.
WASHING PESTICIDE SPRAYS OFF OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES:
Add a few drops liquid castile soap to warm water.
The dilution will rinse off most pesticide sprays on fruits and vegetables.
NATURAL PESTICIDE FOR YOUR PLANTS:
Mix 1/4 ounce liquid castile soap in 1 quart water, pour into spray bottle, shake and spray plants every 7 to 10 days when bugs such as aphids appear.
MAKE YOUR OWN LIQUID CASTILE SOAP NATURAL SHAMPOO:
1/4 cup Liquid Castile Soap
1/4 cup distilled water
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp glycerin.
Mix ingredients together and pour into storage container. Shake before each use.
PREVENTING SOAP RESIDUE BUILDUP WHEN USING CASTILE LIQUID SOAP FOR SHAMPOOING PURPOSES:
The most important tip when using castile liquid soap for shampooing purposes is to remember not to use too much soap. Most of us associate shampooing with copious amounts of foam and our castile soap does not foam. You do not need a lot. Depending on your hair length, the size of a quarter or maybe two. That being said, most individuals will still find it necessary to use a weekly hair rinse. You can use our Rose Petal Herbal Hair Rinse or easily make your own. We've included a herbal tea shampoo and rinse combination recipe as well as simple apple cider vinegar ratios below to make this transition to a natural shampooing option simpler:
For the herbal tea shampoo, you first need to make a strong herbal tea made by steeping 2 tablespoons herbs in hot water for 30 minutes. Good herbs to use are chamomile, rosemary, horsetail, nettles, lavender, rose, peppermint, and calendula. Once you have your concentrated tea, measure out 6 ounces and add 1 to 2 ounces of Castile Liquid Soap, mixing to combine and then shampoo as normal. After shampooing use a 'leave-in' rinse made from 2 tablespoons white or apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of the same strong herbal tea used in the shampoo. This process will help to rinse out any soap residue while detangling and conditioning the scalp.
As mentioned in our blog post on tips for switching to a natural shampooing option, most people will want to incorporate a weekly apple cider vinegar rinse into their hair routine to condition the hair, remove any feelings of residual soap residue, and to impart a beautiful shine. Some individuals prefer to keep a larger batch on hand in the shower while others may prefer to make a smaller, single use treatment. We have provided simple ratios below:
For a larger batch, simply combine 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 Litre (1 Quart) water. Shake to combine and store in a plastic bottle that may be kept in the shower. Shake before use. Apply to the hair and rinse out. The diluted rinse may also be left on the hair to air dry as a leave in conditioner as the apple cider vinegar scent will disappear once hair is dry. If this ratio is stronger than required for one’s personal preference or hair type, 1/4 quarter to 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar may be combined with up to 16 cups water and still work well.
For a single use batch, simply mix 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 Cup Warm Water.