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#1 of 14 Old 04-21-2009, 06:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I just bought my first bottle of Dr. Bronners liquid soap. I got the peppermint smelling kind, (yum!). So what can I do with it?!
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All purpose spray
1-2 tbs Dr B with 32 oz water in spray bottle

Washing floors
squirt Dr b's into gallon of water.

In a pinch I've also used it to wash hair....

* 1/4 cup water
* 1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap
* 1/2 tsp light vegetable oil

and wash clothes

1/4 cup

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i do 10:1 for hand washing in a squirt or peri bottle
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oh and for showering peppermint is nice but keep away from sensitive parts.

just make sure you dilute it a lot and you'll be golden!
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I keep some in the shower and use it as body wash and shampoo.

It's great for the dog, the car, the house. I love it!

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I use a tablespoon of peppermint Bronner's in a 32 oz spray bottle filled with water and 30 drops of antibacterial essential oil (like peppermint, tea tree, eucalyptus, or sweet orange) as my "disinfectant cleaner"... toilet bowl, bathroom counter, etc.
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As mentioned above, I use it as a body wash in the shower. I don't like the peppermint smell, so I have the baby (unscented) stuff. It also goes into my soap dispenser. Occasionally I use it as shampoo, but it's not so good for that IMO.

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Don't use it to wash diapers.
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Don't use it to wash diapers.
That's exactly what I was going to say. And don't use it for a wipes solution either - the peppermint or any othe scent - it will cause buildup.

But - honestly you can use it for just about everything else. I love it as a floor cleaner, and I've used a few drops of it in my carpet cleaner (Hoover Steam Vac) before too. I don't care for it for dishes, but as a surface cleaner it's awesome. I don't have measurements. I just guess.

I've used in in a pinch for laundry too.

It's good for travel too - it can be your body wash and shampoo, so you're toting less bottles. If you're a camper, it's really the only soap you need for personal as well as household cleaning.

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If you're a camper, it's really the only soap you need for personal as well as household cleaning.
I was just coming back to say that. We take a bottle of Dr. Bs when camping and it works as shampoo, body wash, dishes, whatever.

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I just got the baby unscented one too. I want to use it for a body wash. How do you use it? What do you keep it in?

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As mentioned above, I use it as a body wash in the shower. I don't like the peppermint smell, so I have the baby (unscented) stuff. It also goes into my soap dispenser. Occasionally I use it as shampoo, but it's not so good for that IMO.


 


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oh and for showering peppermint is nice but keep away from sensitive parts.

just make sure you dilute it a lot and you'll be golden!


Ditto that! Although I did host an even where Dr. Bronner's son (grandson?) came to speak, and he was sharing some of his fan letters with me. One of them said that using the peppermint Dr. B was her favorite and made her feel like she had a Peppermint Patty in her undies! lol.gif

 

 


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Get the Shakakai hair rinse and use the peppermint for shampoo with it!!  It's my absolutely favorite new thing ever right now


It works really well on pretreating stains too.  Especially grease and grass.

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I use it for carpet stains (an oz of water and a little squirt of soap shake until it really is foamy- squirt foam, not water on stain and blot)

if we are out of tooth paste (see Dr Bronners FAQ 18 in 1 page)

I make shampoo with it by diluting it ( in my case with camomile tea) 7 oz of tea to 1 oz Dr B's.

and that is as far as I have gotten so far.. no complaints


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