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Old 05-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Kirk's Castile Soap

I recently bought a couple of bars of this soap, mainly because I found I was allergic to almost all regular commercial brand, including Dove and Ivory. So, I picked it up in the laundry aisle of the grocery store.

I can't believe how it gets things clean. I use it for pots and pans because they're all stainless steel and I want to keep the seasonings on them. It's almost like rinsing them with a scrub sponge thing-y.

And, since the contractors will be here tomorrow and I don't want them to see a dirty bathroom, I used a cleaner that I got at Trader Joe's; something with cedar oil, or sage, or something. I mainly use it in the kitchen since it's non toxic. Well, I sprayed it on and waited and then...nothing. Not with makeup and other oils. I even had a scrubber thing-y.

Then I used the Kirk's because it was there. And it was fabulous. It even cleaned the faucets and handles and rinsed away clean.

Oh, and I used it on lingerie and it worked great.

I don't think I'll try it as a shampoo, though.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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I am a soap maker and you think castile will do wonders for laundry try it on your skin. Get rid of the chemicals, even dove has tons of chemicals. Find a local soap maker or make your own, it is easier than you think and tons of fun, you will never use store soap again.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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That's good to know. I'll try it. I have all kinds of the Dr. Bonner soaps, and they say you can brush your teeth with it. I'll try the Kirk's. (Not on my teeth).
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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Hmmm...never tried it, will look it up.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:21 AM   #5
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I'm a huge fan of castile soap, and have also been using Aleppo soap, which is fantastic for my skin! I also use it to wash my hair sometimes, when I'm in a bind and don't have time to use the baking soda ritual.

For cleaning most things I use simple white vinegar. Gets rid of stains and smells and all the nasty deposits from the hard water. It's miracle stuff!

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