18 Ways You Can Use Castile Soap

If you think you have to go to the store with a cart full of cleaning products, think again. Castile soap is a vegetable-oil based soap that will get the job done while still being gentle on your skin. Castile soap is made with milder products, making a safer way to maintain your personal hygiene, cleaning your pets and cleaning your home. 

At Red Beard’s Outfitter, our go-to is Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap. All of their soaps are plant-based. It comes in both liquid and bar form, but the liquid form is much more versatile. You can get more done than just washing your hands. Check out the 18 ways you can use castile soap. 

Castile Soap Uses

18 Ways You Can Use Castile Soap.
Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap

Face Soap

2 or 3 drops of soap on wet hands, applied to wet face

Body Wash

1 small squirt of soap on a wet washcloth


½ Tbsp. in your hand, work it into wet hair. Or dilute ½ Tbsp. in ½ a cup of water & work that into wet hair


About 2 Tbsp. of soap in an average size tub. It also depends on the amount of water you plan on you filling the tub with. 

*Note: this will not create a bubble bath, but will still clean. 


Face: 10 drops

Armpits: 2-3 drops

Legs: ½ tsp. 

Lather the soap in your hands before applying to your skin.


1 drop on your toothbrush (it will taste like soap)

Foot Bath

1 ½ tsp. in a small tub of hot water. 

Clearing Congestion

1 Tbsp. in a steaming bowl of water. With a towel over your head, breathe in the steam. 

Dish Soap

Pre-dilute 1 part soap w/ 10 parts water. Squirt on brush/sponge to hand wash.


1/3—1/2 cup of soap for a large load in a normal washer. Add ½ cup vinegar to the rinse cycle. Use half of these amounts for High-Efficiency (HE) washers.


½ cup of soap with 3 gallons of hot water

All-Purpose Cleaning

¼ cup of soap in a quart of water or spray bottle.


1 Tbsp. of soap in a quart of water. Put in a spray bottle. Add half vinegar and half water.  


Pre-dilute 1 part soap with 4 parts water in a squirt bottle. Add ¼ tsp. of tea tree oil. 

Fruit and Veggie Wash

About ¼ tsp of soap in a bowl of water. Put your fruits and veggies in the bowl, swish them around and then rinse with clean water. 

Dog Washing

The amount of soap depends the size of your dog, its hair type, and the level of dirtiness. 

Plant Spray For Bugs

1 Tbsp. in a quart of water. 

Ant Spray

¼ cup of tea tree pure castile soap and a quart of water. 

*Note: Do not use this on plants. It will burn them. 

This soap has a variety of uses besides just washing your hands. The best part is that it is nontoxic soap, that keeps you, your pets and your home clean. Try these 18 ways you can use castile soap as a new cleaning method.

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