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I've been known to put it in the bath and I use the bars as the base for my homemade detergeant.

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Yep! I use it to clean almost everything but the dishes or windows.

Household solution for hard to clean stuff:
1 TBSP Dr. Bronners
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 C vinegar
2 C water

exfoliating face scrub:
paste with Dr. bronners (not diluted) and corse sea salt (I ♥ the lavender for this)


I use it for aphids on my fruit trees and to keep the cats off my houseplants by making a spray of this:

1/2 c Dr. bronners
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 TBSP canola oil
2 c. water





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Yep! I use it to clean almost everything but the dishes or windows.

Household solution for hard to clean stuff:
1 TBSP Dr. Bronners
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 C vinegar
2 C water

exfoliating face scrub:
paste with Dr. bronners (not diluted) and corse sea salt (I ♥ the lavender for this)


I use it for aphids on my fruit trees and to keep the cats off my houseplants by making a spray of this:

1/2 c Dr. bronners
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 TBSP canola oil
2 c. water





Holly and David partners.gif

Adaline love.gif (3/20/10), and Charlie brokenheart.gif (1/26/12- 4/10/12) and our identical  rainbow1284.gif  twins Callie and Wendy (01/04/13)

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I use Dr B's for just about everything! Dr B's baking soda, lemon juice and vinegar are all I use|:)

Here is a link with some awesome recipies: http://lisa.drbronner.com/


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I use it in my all purpose cleaner:

1/2 a spray bottle of vinegar

1/2 the spray bottle of water

two good squirts of bronners

 


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we used to wash our hair with it, and we definitely use the gentle one for our baby. we wash hands with it too.

 

 


 

 

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using this as a household cleaner is interesting to me... i'm definitely going to try this


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I was soooo excited to buy my first bottle of dr bronners, I bought peppermint with the intention of using it for shampoo

 

However, i found it lathered amazingly well then quickly got all dried up to where i couldnt lather at all

 

The next morning my hair was exceptionally oily, as if I hadnt washed it

 

is this normal? will my hair adjust?

 

I normally use jason's brand organics and i followed dr. bronners with avalon organic conditioner this time

 

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used again today and had the same oily greasy feeling, and my scalp was flaking like crazy to the point where i had to re-wash it with the jason's organic, looks like Ill need to find another use other than shampoo


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Ive never found it to be good as a shampoo. I'd be careful about where you wash with that peppermint though wink1.gif

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The reason it doesn't work well for shampoo, is because it's SOAP, unlike commercial shampoos, which are not. Soap leaves a residue, which is why your hair seemed oily afterwards.  That was the soap residue, not oil.   Apparently, rinsing with apple cider vinegar will remedy this problem, but I've never tried it.  I'm on the hunt for a natural homemade shampoo that doesn't require either castile soap, or settling for the baking soda solution. Let me know if you have the magic answer to this!!

 

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Thank you! i thought it could be used as shampoo, oh well

 

lol omg Adaline's Mama so funny you mentioned that, im a down there shaver and i did and washed thinking, it will be minty now! lol I cant believe I did that!!!! ouch!!!!!

 

I ordered their whole kernel coconut oil to try, heard so much about coconut oil and never seen it local and their peppermint lip balm


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