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Old 08-30-2012, 08:01 PM   #11
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I don't use it on my body because it was so drying, I ended up super oily skin and hair (retaliation for overdrying). Soap just does that.

I put a few drops in half/half vinegar/water, with a dash of tea tree oil, as an all purpose cleaner.

I used the bar kind to make homemade laundry soap, till I found how much cheaper Kirks is.

It's good for dishes too. Just not all the time. It does build up.


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Old 08-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
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Re: Dr. Bronners-please help my ignorance

It leaves oil stains on my clothes in the laundry so I wouldn't recommend it for that!
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You are not supposed to mix bronners with vinegar! It will leave a film on whatever you are cleaning! Google it! It desoponifies the bronners!
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #14
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Love Dr. Bronner's! We mostly use it as a body/face wash. I love their other products, too. Their company is in my hometown and I've been to their factory before.
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I use my peppermint DB for cleaning the toilet! Just a little squirt and swish it around and ahhhh fresh and clean.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:14 AM   #16
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Re: Dr. Bronners-please help my ignorance

I use it to clean my bathroom. It's been my go-to for over 10 years now. I rinse after (the diaper sprayer is perfect to rinse the tub so I don't have bend with my bad back) but I like that I'm not worrying about if I left any behind when ds is in the tub.

I prefer the peppermint since my youngest dd is allergic to lavender but I squirt it on a scrubby sponge & go to work in the tub & sink. I squirt some in the toilet & use a toilet brush. I used to keep a wet pail for diapers when I washed at the laundrymat & couldn't wash as often & I'd squirt a little in the diaper pail. I'd tried it on myself but I have eczema & allergies so it didn't work out.

The other day dh got poop from ds on the rug & I realized I was out of all our other cleaners. I mixed some of the peppermint Dr Bronners in a squirt bottle with water to spray on the rug & it cleaned it up really well.

I've found good prices at Trader Joes (TJ's has the 32 oz size for $9.99, that's the best I've seen) and Vitacost. I often just buy a half gallon or gallon & use that to refill a smaller bottle. The half gallon will last about a year.
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I love lavender essential oil for under my pillow if I'm having a hard time sleeping
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:02 AM   #18
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I ditto that you can use Dr. B's for most everything. I remember as a kid my parents would bring it with us camping as our all purpose cleaner.

It will dry out your hair, but there is an upside. If you use a semi permanent dye that you aren't a fan of, 5 Dr. Bronners washes is equivalent to like 40 regular washes. I had a purple I didn't so much like once, and between the sun and Dr. B, it was all gone in the course of one weekend folk festival.
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