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Pure castile soap cleans you and your home

Can one bottle of eco-friendly soap solve most of your cleaning problems?

Pure castile soap is made from vegetable oils. It's concentrated and void of any harsh added chemicals. We tried Dr. Bronner's brand, widely available at health food stores and made from organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, together with pure essential oils for fragrance.

Just a few drops of castile soap in the bath and shower had us sudsy (although it has a low lather, described accurately as "velvety" by the producer). But our skin and hair felt squeaky clean after soaping up.

In the laundry, clothes came out crisp and fresh and on the floors, just a capful in the bucket was more than enough.

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