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Green Clean Guide from Dr. Bronners

We are all about chemical free cleaning at the Little Green Shop.  We are always experimenting with homemade chemical free cleaning concoctions. Here are some tips and recipes from Lisa Bronner, (Dr Bronners grand daughter)

She recommends either using Pure Castile Liquid Soap for body and home as it’s gentle on sensitive skin. Or Sal Suds for tougher cleaning jobs and hard water conditions.

All Purpose Cleaning Spray
In a spray bottle, mix 1/4 cup Dr Bronners Pure Castile Soap or 1 Tbsp Sal Suds cleaner, 1 quart of water and (optional) 20-25 drops of tea tree essential oil. Spray surface and then wipe with wet cloth

Laundry
For large loads use 1/2 cup Dr Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap or 2-3 Tbsp of Sal Suds Cleaner. For extra whitening/brightening add 1/2 cup of baking soda. If using Pure Castile Soap add 1 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.

Dishes (Handwashing)
Pre-dilute 1:10 Dr Bronner’s Pure Castiel Soap or 1:20 Sal Suds Cleaner with water.

Mopping
Mix 1/2 cup Dr Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap or 1/2 Tbsp of Sal suds in 3 gallons of hot water

Windows
Mix 1/2 tsp Sal Suds Cleaner plus 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. Spray and wipe windows. Follow with club soda, or half vinegar, half water solution

Pet Washing
Wet fur thoroughly, squirt on enough Dr Bronners Pure Castile Soap to work into a lather. Avoid eyes and ears. Rinse thoroughly. Baby Unscented is recommended for cats. Sal Suds Cleaner can be used to wash bowls and equipment.

Sal Suds Cleaner
Dr Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap
Wooden Dish Brush

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