Did you know that for only $8.00 or so, you can get a giant bottle of soap that will clean your kitchen counters, your hardwood floors, your tub and sink, wash your hair, shave your face and clean your children? Yep, you can; if you don’t mind your soap coming with a slight side of crazy. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps are made from all natural and organic materials, most of which are fair trade as well. The peppermint soap that we have in our house is made from Water, Saponified Organic Coconut & Olive oils (w/ retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Mentha Arvensis, Citric Acid, Vitamin E What do we use it for? All purpose cleaner for kitchen and dining room, cleaner for the bathroom, all the hand soap in the house and to clean our wood floors. It does need to be watered down before using on some things (like your skin), but that’s pretty easy to do and it makes the bottle last longer.
I buy the big bottle for between $8-$10 depending on where I buy it, bring it home, and start mixing it with water to fill up the hand soap dispensers, fill up the spray cleaner for the house, and fill up the little squirt bottle I carry to clean the wood floors. This way I only have 1 plastic bottle to recycle every once in a while, as all the other ones in the house get reused. I still do dabble in making my own detergents and cleaners, but sometimes saving time is just as important as saving a few bucks. And $8 for a bottle of soap that will clean everything in my house is not a bad deal.