In the event of rising grocery prices and a tough economy, many people are looking for ways to make their dollar stretch. In addition, more people are concerned about the environment and are becoming more “green” in their approach to beauty and cleaning products.
Fortunately, Dr. Bronner’s is both affordable and all-natural. It can serve as a base for a myriad of cleaning and beauty products. Check out the recipes below to save green while being green.
CREAMY SOFT SCRUBBER
Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bowl, and add enough Dr. Bronner’s soap to make a texture‐like frosting. Scoop the mixture onto a sponge, and wash the surface. This is the perfect recipe for cleaning the bathtub because it rinses easily and doesn’t leave grit.
Note: Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin to the mixture and store in a sealed glass jar, to keep the product moist. Otherwise just make as much as you need at a time.
1/4‐1/2 teaspoon Dr. Bronner’s soap
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 cups water
Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake it up a bit, and use as you would a commercial brand. The soap in this recipe is important. It cuts the wax residue from the commercial brands you might have used in the past.
1 cup or more baking soda
A squirt or two of Dr. Bronner’s soap
Sprinkle water generously over the bottom of the oven, then cover the grime with enough baking soda that the surface is totally white. Sprinkle some more water over the top. Let the mixture set overnight. You can easily wipe up the grease the next morning because the grime will have loosened. When you have cleaned up the worst of the mess, dab a bit of liquid detergent or soap on a sponge, and wash the remaining residue from the oven.
ALL‐PURPOSE SPRAY CLEANER
1/2 teaspoon washing soda
A dab of Dr. Bronner’s soap
2 cups hot tap water
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake until the washing soda has dissolved. Apply and wipe off with a sponge or rag.
1 part Dr. Bronner’s soap
1 part distilled water
8 oz of Dr. Bronner’s soap
10 drops tea tree oil
This recipe is great at cleansing while killing germs.