In this installment of our series on The MANY Uses of Castile Soap, we are discussing how to use castile soap to make a safe and highly effective All-Purpose Cleaner.
All-purpose cleaner is a popular staple in many homes because it can be used for so many messes. Our all-natural recipe is safe for wiping down kitchen and bathroom countertops, making appliances sparkle, dusting off your dressers, and cleaning up almost any other non-porous surface in your home.
Avoiding illnesses, especially ones like the common cold or tummy upset, often comes down to reducing the bacteria in our environments. Wiping down the surfaces you touch the most frequently – like doorknobs, remote controls, furniture, etc. – can go a long way towards helping your family stay free from sickness.
All-purpose cleaner is the perfect solution to keeping a healthy home.
How to Use Liquid Castile Soap as An All-Purpose Cleaner
Preparation: Gather Your Materials
- Choose your container.
Note: We recommend picking a container with a lid that seals tightly because you will need to shake your cleaning mixture to combine the ingredients. We like to repurpose old, thoroughly cleaned, and rinsed spray bottles, but you can use any container you like. This recipe makes around eight ounces of All-Purpose Cleaner, but you can also scale it up or down as needed.
- One cup of water (adjust as needed)
- One tablespoon of liquid castile soap
Fill your container with one cup of fresh water.
Note: If you plan to store your solution for more than a few days, make sure to use filtered or distilled water to reduce the possibility of contaminants spoiling your cleaning spray. If you are using all of your cleaning sprays in a day or two, fresh tap water is perfectly fine.
Add one tablespoon of liquid castile soap to the container of water and shake until mixed. (If you are scaling up this recipe, don’t forget to increase your soap to one tablespoon for every cup of water.)
Note: You will likely notice that the solution turns white once the soap is added – this is to be expected. Put the lid on your container, make sure it is sealed tightly, and shake the mixture until thoroughly combined. The All-Purpose Cleaner will settle upon standing, but just give it another firm shake before use.
Clean all of the things!
This All-Purpose cleaner can be used all around the home, but we especially like it for:
- Makeup Brushes
- Other Hard Surfaces
Follow up by wiping down your surfaces with DIY Vinegar Spray to clear away any soap or hard-water residue.
Check out our brand new Liquid Castile Soap in the “Soap + Shampoo Bars” section of our Growing Organic Shop. This is the latest addition to our Lactosoapcillus line of all-natural probiotic and vegan soaps, and you can count on it to deliver all of the same skin-loving probiotic benefits that you have come to love. We are happy to offer four customer-favorite, all-natural scents of liquid castile soap, including “Frankincense, Tea Tree & Lavender” “Lavender”, “Patchouli”, and “Peppermint and Eucalyptus”, as well as an “Unscented” option.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, as always please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.