One of my biggest goals of this year is to start eliminating toxic things from my life that I use on an everyday basis. This means I want to start eating whole foods (ie. not too many processed foods), use all natural skin care/hygiene products and use no chemicals whatsoever when I clean! So in todays post I will share with you my favourite all natural, chemical free cleaner that I absolutely love and is perfect for cleaning a wide variety of things! Let’s get started with the absolutely magical Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Review!
It’s no secret that I love Dr. Bronner’s! I’ve done a previous post on Castile Soap and how much we love using it as a body wash (check out that post here). So, when I was researching Dr. Bronner’s, I came across their Sal Suds and how it is supposed to be this amazing biodegradable cleaner that is made from plants and fir and spruce essential oils. That was the extent of my research and I left it at that.
Then, just a few months ago, I heard about Sal Suds again on one of my favourite gardening podcasts! They were talking about different all natural cleaning products and how Sal Suds was the core ingredient. They even gave recipes on different ways to use it to clean different things. That was it, I was beyond excited and went ahead and bought it on Amazon! And there has been no turning back since! I’ve used it a variety of ways that I’ll share with you all!
1. Use it as an All Purpose Cleaner:
Before I started using the Sal Suds as my all purpose cleaner, I was using Vinegar mixed with Dawn Soap and some essential oils (to hide the strong vinegar smell). But because the Sal Suds already include some essential oils, the smell is very neutral and no essential oils are necessary. To make the all purpose cleaner, I add 1 tablespoon of the Sal Suds to 1 cup of water! That’s it! Now this is one large bottle, and 1 tbsp is nothing! The bottle will last you a super long time! Use this All Purpose Cleaner to clean bathroom and kitchen sinks and counters as well as toilets and wood surfaces!
2. Use it as a Laundry Detergent:
Yupp, you can also use it to wash clothes. Just use 2 tbsp of undiluted Sal Suds per load and it will wash your clothes perfectly! This is perfect if you are moving towards using biodegradable/all natural detergents!
3. Use it to mop your floors:
I like mopping my floors using a rag and a bucket of hot water with soap. So to use the Sal Suds to mop your floors, add 1 tbsp of Sal Suds per bucket of hot water! Quick and easy and does an amazing job!
These are the three ways I have used Sal Suds so far but there are many other recipes out there for different purposes! I am not the biggest fan of cleaning (I love organizing way more), but now when I clean using the Sad Suds and my other all natural cleaning products (check this post for a DIY Natural Window Cleaner), I actually don’t feel like I’m ingesting chemicals! I’m hoping to post more cleaning recipes on the blog that actually work and are great substitutes to the common cleaning products out there (like Vim – it works but has the worst smell!). So stay tuned!
Also, I’m loving these glass Amber spray bottles from Amazon to make my cleaning products! I just get so excited to clean! And this cute funnel and white sharpie pen are absolute essentials!! I really hope you enjoyed this Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Review and are excited to give it a try yourself!
What are your favourite ways to clean your home without using chemicals? Comment below!