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USING CASTILE SOAP FOR LAUNDRY:

1/4 Liquid Castile soap per regular sized load.
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 naturall.
1/4 cup vinegar can be added in the rinse cycle.
Stubborn stains can be spot treated by applying a litle soap directly to the stain prior to washing... let soak for awhile.


CASTILE SOAP ALL PURPOSE CLEANER:

4 cups hot water
2 tsp washing soda
1/4 cup borax
2 Tbsp liquid castile soap
1 tsp essential oil or blend

Mix ingredients together, and pour into a spray bottle.


BORAX SPRAY CLEANER:

4 cups warm water
2 tsp borax
1 Tbsp liquid Castile Soap

Mix ingredients together, and pour into a spray bottle.


LINOLEUM CLEANER:

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 oz 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 glycerine.

Mix ingredients together and pour into storage container.  Shake before each use.


PREVENTING SOAP RESIDUE BUILDUP WHEN USING LIQUID CASTILE SOAP FOR SHAMPOOING PURPOSES:

Most individuals will find it necessary to use a weekly hair rinse.  You can use our Rose Petal Herbal Hair Rinse or easily make your own by simply adding 6 ounces strong herbal tea made by steeping 2 Tbsp herbs in hot water for 30 minutes. Add 1 to 2 ounces of Liquid Castile Soap and use for shampooing. After shampooing use a 'leave-in' rinse made from 2 Tbsp white or apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of the same strong herbal tea used in the shampoo. This will rinse out any soap residue and detangles and conditions the scalp. Good herbs to use are chamomile, rosemary, horsetail, nettles, lavender, rose, peppermint, calendula.