Warm, comforting and slightly sweet – like marzipan or amaretto!
Our Almond Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is concentrated, biodegradable,
versatile and effective.
Made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients, packaged in a
100% post-consumer recycled bottle. All-One!
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! Dilute! Dilute! OK!!
Read Lisa Bronner'sLiquid Soaps Dilutions Cheat Sheet.
Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*,
Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Jojoba Oil, Natural Almond Fragrance, Citric Acid,
*CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
** None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.
Keep out of eyes. If cap clogs, poke it clear only: do not squeeze
bottle and shoot out soap. Soap can clog and spurt with pump
dispensers. Flush eyes well with water for 15 minutes. Consult
a physician if irritation persists.
What is Castile Soap?
In earlier centuries, an all-vegetable based soap was made in
the Castile region of Spain from local olive oil. By the turn of
this century, “Castile” had come to mean any vegetable oil-based
soap, versus animal (tallow) fat-based soap.
“Pure-Castile” is now also your guarantee that what you are using
is a real ecological and simple soap, not a complex blend of detergents
with a higher ecological impact due to the waste stream during
manufacture and slower biodegradability. Unfortunately, many synthetic
detergent blends are deceptively labeled as “Liquid Soap” even when they
contain absolutely no soap whatsoever.
Dr Bronner’s soaps are 100% true pure-castile soaps. The high foaming
lather of these soaps is from their high coconut oil content, which makes
a more luxurious and rich lather than any detergent can ever create.
The ingredients are certified organic, fair trade and 100% vegan using
no detergents, foaming agents or animal testing. They are packaged
using 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
18 Uses for Dr. Bronner’s Soaps!
Dilute one part liquid castile soap to two parts of water
and massage into skin as a shaving lubricant.
Wet hair thoroughly and massage a small amount of
liquid castile soap into your hands until a lather forms.
Wash hair and rinse well.
3. DENTAL CLEANING
Put a single drop on your toothbrush (almond, peppermint,
and citrus are nice flavours to use) and brush and rinse as
per usual. This is great for sensitive teeth and gums, and
will also clean dentures effectively.
4. BODY WASH
Wet skin and massage a small amount onto a cloth, loofah
or sponge then wash and exfoliate at the same time. You
can also just apply directly to the skin – you only need a
5. HOT TOWEL MASSAGE
For facial packs, scalp and soothing body rub, add a dash
of liquid castile soap on a bath towel in sink of hot water.
Wring the towel out and place it over the face & scalp.
Massage with your fingertips. Repeat on each area of the
body until the arms, legs & entire body have been massaged
(using light strokes towards the heart.) Rinse the towel in plain
hot water and massage again. Breathe deeply! Choose whichever
scent makes your heart sing.
Add a squirt to a bath tub of water at the beginning for bubbles,
or after the bath has been drawn for a relaxing soak without
bubbles. Rose is a divine fragrance for this use.
Add 1-2ml (0.05 fl oz) to a spray bottle of water (125ml/4.2 fl oz)
along with a teaspoon of Himalayan crystal salt for best results.
Rose, Citrus, Lavender or Tea Tree are effective – or just choose
whichever scent appeals from the range of eight!
8. BREATH FRESHENER
One or two drops in a spray bottle containing 50-125ml (1.7-4.2 fl oz)
of distilled water helps to keep the breath fresh and prevent unhealthy
bacteria from thriving in the gums and between the teeth. Peppermint,
tea-tree, eucalyptus or citrus are great choices.
9. MOUTH WASH
Add 1 drop to a shot glass of water, swish and rinse. Peppermint, tea-tree,
eucalyptus or citrus are great choices.
10. BABY WASH
Add a drop or two to a wet washcloth, or a couple of drops to the bathwater.
Baby Mild is ideal as it is completely natural and fragrance-free.
One or two drops in a spray bottle containing 50-125ml (1.7-4.2 fl oz) of
distilled water helps to invigorate the skin and prevent shaving rash.
Peppermint, Eucalyptus, or Tea Tree work well, or Baby Mild for sensitive skins.
12. HAND SOAP
Dilute anywhere from 1 part castile soap to 4 parts water through to 1:1.
You can also use the full strength soap with a foaming dispenser.
Any scent is ideal for this application.
13. FOOT SOAK
Add a tablespoon (15ml/0.5 fl oz) to a foot bath and relax! Peppermint
is a great choice for hard or cracked heels, or use Tea Tree if fungal
infections are a concern.
14. LAUNDRY WASH
For the laundry, use 1/4 cup (62.5ml) for top-loading machines
(1/8 cup for front loaders – 31.3ml); adjust as needed depending on
hardness of water. Adding a dash of baking soda may also help.
Great for nappy washing, as it is all natural and won’t contribute to
nappy-rash. Also delicate enough to use for hand wash items, such
as silks and wool. Any scent works well, or unscented if you prefer.
15. PET WASH
Wet the coat of your pet thoroughly first then apply the liquid castile
soap by massaging a small amount in your hands first until a lather
is formed, then washing the hair/fur and rinsing clean afterwards.
Can also be added to the wash water for ease of use (one squirt is plenty).
Choose a stronger scent to help deter fleas and ticks, or Baby Mild if your
pet has very sensitive skin.
16. FRUIT & VEGETABLE RINSE
Fill the sink with water and add a squirt of liquid castile soap to remove
most chemical residues from fruit and vegetables. Baby Mild (unscented)
is the best choice.
17. PEST SPRAY
Use 1-2 tablespoons/about 23ml per litre (0.7 fl oz per quart) of water
in a spray bottle for garden pests (4-6 tablespoons per gallon). Citrus,
Lavender, or Baby Mild work well.
18. HOUSEHOLD CLEANER
Dilute from one part soap into 40 parts water for light cleaning, to 1:1
or full strength for heavy-duty grease-dissolving jobs. Lavender, Citrus,
Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree work well – although Almond, Rose
and Baby Mild are also great choices if you prefer those scents in your
house (almond is a favourite around here – it smells just like marzipan!).
And 4 things you should NOT do with Dr. Bronner's:
1. Douche:Older labels of Dr. Bronner's included a suggestion for ladies
to douche with the soap. Bronner believed using the soap as a post-coital
douche would restore the body’s natural pH. Doctors for years have
debunked this myth, and it has since been removed from the labels.
2. Use As Deodorant:Sure you could wipe the oil on your underarms,
but it won't do anything to keep you from sweating and smelling, plus
you'll feel sticky all day.
3. Use As Toothpaste:You can do this (just put a drop on your toothbrush),
and some people do. However, not only will it foam a lot, but it does not taste
like peppermint or citrus or almond — it tastes like soap.
4. Use As Mouth Wash:Again, this is soap. It tastes like soap. If you don't
want soap in your mouth, do not use this as mouthwash.