Here’s How To Use Castile Soap To Clean Everything In Your House

Some brands also add in coconut, jojoba, hemp, or other vegetable oils, in addition to sodium hydroxide.

So, what makes castile soap different from other types of store-bought soap? For one: It’s vegan. (Traditional soaps are sometimes made with animal oils and fats or artificial detergents, instead of vegetable oils.) Castile soap is also extra concentrated — meaning you only have to use a little bit each time you clean, and each bottle should last you a while.

Castile soap is also extremely multi-functional. Here’s how to make your own, and here’s how to use it on just about everything:

. Use a Castile soap dilution to make washable, reusable cleaning cloths.

Here's how. And if you hate adding more to your laundry pile, you can make them with paper towels instead.

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Here’s how. And if you hate adding more to your laundry pile, you can make them with paper towels instead.

2. Extract carpet stains by mixing Castile soap with some hydrogen peroxide.

You can either pour it directly on the stain or use a spray bottle. But know that it will take longer to get all the soap out of your carpet if you pour it. You will also need to be ready to scrub. Here’s how to make it.

3. Wash your dishes with a 1 cup : 3 tablespoons ratio of soap-to-water.

It won't be antibacterial, but it will be bubbly, and cheaper per fluid ounce than a brand new bottle of dish soap. Here's how to make a handy batch.

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It won’t be antibacterial, but it will be bubbly, and cheaper per fluid ounce than a brand new bottle of dish soap. Here’s how to make a handy batch.

4. Replace your Pine Sol with a rosemary-pine scented all purpose cleaner.

Just imagine how amazing that would smell (you could also customize your own scent if you, say, really love lavender). Here's how to make it, and here's a basic spray bottle.

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Just imagine how amazing that would smell (you could also customize your own scent if you, say, really love lavender). Here’s how to make it, and here’s a basic spray bottle.

5. Add a little vodka into that basic formula and you have yourself a disinfecting stone countertop spray.

Rubbing alcohol also works if you prefer to save your vodka for drinking. This is the sort of DIY that can be cheaper and greener than a store-bought countertop spray, plus you can customize your scent with essential oils. Here's the recipe. One important note: Don't try this with vinegar.

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Rubbing alcohol also works if you prefer to save your vodka for drinking. This is the sort of DIY that can be cheaper and greener than a store-bought countertop spray, plus you can customize your scent with essential oils. Here’s the recipe.

One important note: Don’t try this with vinegar.

6. Dust your wood furniture with by adding a little bit of olive oil to the water-soap combo.

This recipe's combination of orange, cedar wood and lemon essential oils will keep you looking for more furniture to dust just so you can make more things smell good. It isn't antibacterial, but it doesn't contain any of the less than great ingredients that show up in traditional wood cleaners.

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This recipe’s combination of orange, cedar wood and lemon essential oils will keep you looking for more furniture to dust just so you can make more things smell good. It isn’t antibacterial, but it doesn’t contain any of the less than great ingredients that show up in traditional wood cleaners.

7. Shine old pans by pouring a few drops of the undiluted soap directly on the surface.

One ingredient, lots of scrubbing, but *shiny* pans. From here.

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One ingredient, lots of scrubbing, but *shiny* pans. From here.

8. Power up your off-brand Magic Eraser game.

Magic Erasers are actually made of Melamine foam, so if buying the brand strains your budget, you can use the generic foam with a homemade cleaner.

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Magic Erasers are actually made of Melamine foam, so if buying the brand strains your budget, you can use the generic foam with a homemade cleaner.

9. DIY your laundry detergent with Borax, washing soda, and Castile soap.

This recipe is very concentrated, so you won't need too much per load. Also great: this particular formula won't take too long to make. The biggest downside is that it does use Borax, an ingredient that has caused some debate.

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This recipe is very concentrated, so you won’t need too much per load. Also great: this particular formula won’t take too long to make. The biggest downside is that it does use Borax, an ingredient that has caused some debate.

10. Or make a Borax-free version using solid bars of Castile soap.

Here is the formula, and here are some solid Castile soaps. it might not be quite the stain-fighter that the Borax version is, though.

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Here is the formula, and here are some solid Castile soaps. it might not be quite the stain-fighter that the Borax version is, though.

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