Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Castile Soap

I switched from using regular shampoo to liquid Castile soap a few years ago. It's so much cheaper and leaves my hair feeling much nicer than regular shampoo. I also tried it out on the dogs and it left their hair soft and silky without any perfume. Perfume is a real problem for my sensitive little Ginger.
Today I found this recipe for a nice green automatic dishwasher detergent made with Castille soap.

1/2 cup liquid castile soap
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
3 drops tea tree oil
1/2 cup white vinegar

Stir all ingredients together until blended. Store in a squirt top bottle. Use 2 tablespoons per load of dishes, shake well before use.


Erin said...

I recently started using Dr. Bronner's bar soup as deodorant. I ran out of my Jason's tea tree oil deodorant and can't find natural deodorants in China so I leave a little soap on under my armpits and it works surprisingly well. It doesn't feel sticky or gross either. You can't get Dr. B's soap here in China, but Emily brought me some when she came to visit.

Fourdogmom said...

Very smart of you to do that although as cold as it is I doubt if really need much deodorant. I've been using lemongrass scented deodorant which smells so good. As soon as I'm out of dishwashing detergent I'm planning to make my own out of Castile soap.