Here is a quick reference explaining how the Dr Bronner's Castile Soap can be used them for virtually any cleaning task for the body, face and household. None of this is a hard and fast rule. If your items are really dirty or your water is really hard, then you may want to use more than the recommended amount. However, this should get you started. You’ll notice that for some applications Dr Bronner's recommend pre-diluting the soap – that is, combining the soap with water in a container. For other applications they recommend that the soap is diluted by the water. It’s a matter of personal preference. Keep in mind that if you pre-dilute, you are also diluting the preservative (tocopherols i.e. Vitamin E), so the shelf life drops. The below will make 18 uses and should be used in a couple of weeks.
Face: add 2-3 drops on wet hands, apply to wet face, move in circular movements and rinse.
Body: apply one small squirt on a wet washcloth and cleanse whole body, rinse with water.
Bath: completely depends upon water amount, but add approximately two tablespoons of soap to an average sized tub (please note: the castille soap does not bubble).
Shaving: for the face use 10 drops, apply 3 drops for the underarms and approximately half a tablespoon for the legs. Work to a lather in wet hands and then apply to area.
Foot bath: add half a tablespoon to a small tub of hot water.
Clearing Congestion: Add one tablespoon to a bowl of steamy hot water. Breathe in mist with a towel draped over the head. We recommend only using the Peppermint Castile Soap for this use.
Dishes (handwashing): pre-dilute 1:10 with water. Squirt onto a scrubbing brush or dish cloth and wash dishes.
Mopping: add half a cup of soap in 4 litres of hot water.
All-purpose cleaning: add a quarter of a cup of soap in one litre of water in a spray bottle. Add one quarter of tea tree essential oil if desired.
Fruit and vegetable rinse: use approximately a quarter of a teaspoon in a bowl of water. Soak produce in water and rinse with running water.
Dog washing: Amount varies widely depending on size, hair type and length, and overall dirtiness. We recommend wetting your dog thoroughly, then start to work in castile soap up and down their body until you have a good lather. Really massage it in down to the skin. Your dog will thank you for it.