|I order my goodies from my buying club.|
I have loved Dr. Bronner's since I was a kid.
My dad always used the peppermint, and my mom used the lavender. However, I wanted mine to be as versatile as possible, so I ordered Unscented from my buying club. I also ordered 3 essential oils to use for scent - lavender for nighttime baths, lemon/eucalyptus for cleaning, and cassia (cinnamon) for laundry and shower stuff. In my search for recipes for Dr. B's, I had two particularly interesting finds.
|A decent lather, nice smell|
- This recipe for baby wash and shampoo sounded luxurious, and I had all the ingredients. I made a lavender scent.
- An article by Allison Pels, with snarky humor (BONUS!), that rates the sanity of the many possible uses for Dr. B's. Funny, and useful.
|Don't we all need encouragement?|
For my hair and body washI made a 50/50 mix of liquid castile soap and 5 drops cassia essential oil. To the hair wash, I added 1 tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil. For the body wash, I added 1 tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil, and 1 tablespoon of vitamin E oil. Now, me and my bathroom smell like cinnamon! Many reviews for using Dr. B's as a shampoo mentioned having to use conditioner, but I found a nice rinse with apple cider vinegar to be sufficient.
|Soap mixes and diluted ACV|
I stopped using shampooand started using baking soda/ACV about a month ago, and my hair is doing great. But I really missed a nice lather, so I am experimenting. I also wanted to figure out a way to still use my nifty shower dispenser. (The blue stuff belongs to my husband. I'm still working on him ;op)
I want to hear all about your homemade cleaners...body, hair, and house! Pets too! So this week, please give me the scoop on how you use Dr. B's! Please grab my button and visit a link or two if you post your own link. It's a blog hop, so feel free to copy the code. Have fun!
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