My Dear Readers and Fellow Cleaning Enthusiasts,
I marvel at the speed that 2023 seems to have flown by. In truth, it has been a wonderful year, and it's only by taking inventory of the past year that I really appreciate what has occurred. I measure time with the growth of my offspring, and sometimes even by the amount of grey hair that creeps up.
I am proud to have celebrated Whole Naturals 2nd birthday! When I started creating our Castile Soap, I could only dream of the community that has grown. I love sharing recipes and my passion, but more importantly, I love reading and responding to your emails. By going through the past 12 months' worth of correspondence, I understood that your inquires and feedback were focused on some recurring themes.
Whether you're a seasoned Castile soap enthusiast or a newcomer eager to explore, I've compiled the top 5 questions that have come across my desk in 2023.
1. How Can Whole Naturals Castile Soap Beauty Routine
YES!! Castile Soap has some great beauty uses!
Makeup Brushes: A bit of water + WN Castile Soap is the perfect combination for getting your makeup brushes clean and clear of all that yucky bacteria, foundation - and still leave your brushes conditioned!
Hands: Using a ratio that works for both foam and traditional pumps, the organic oils lock in moisture and the soap gently cleanses without stripping away natural oils.
Shampoo: Bid farewell to commercial shampoos laden with unknown ingredients. Delve into the world of using Castile soap as a natural and nourishing alternative for your hair.
Face: Whole Naturals Castile Soap is super mild with magical cleansing powers - don't forget to add your favorite nourishing oil - such as sweet almond , olive or jojoba!
2. Where is Whole Naturals Most Effective as a household cleaner?
Castile Soap is the BEST eco-friendly household hacks. Going beyond synthetic chemicals, from floors to counters, from windows to garages.
3. How Effective is Whole Naturals as a Laundry Soap?
Just a bit of tweaking will leave you in love with your laundry. Learn the tricks to elevate your laundry game. From stains to softness, Castile soap is a laundry room essential you'll wonder how you lived without. Here's are most asked about laundry soap recipe:
4 cups very hot water
1 cup baking soda
1/3 cup salt
1 cup Whole Naturals Castile Soap
5 cups Water
In a large spouted measuring cup, stir together the hot water and baking soda until the soda is dissolved. Add the salt and stir until it is dissolved. Add in Whole Naturals Castile Soap and stir gently to combine. Pour the mixture into the one-gallon jug. Slowly add the remaining amount of water. The soap will foam, but just keep filling until you have mostly liquid. Gently shake before use. Each load uses about 1/3-1/2 c. For top loading washers, add while filling. (Note: This recipe has NOT been tested with a high-efficiency washers)
4. My Dog Stinks!! Is Castile Soap Pet-Friendly?
YES! It's easy to keep your forever friend happy (and clean!) Using about 1/2c of Castile Soap, with water to make a fabulous non-toxic dog shampoo. You can always add some essential oil for a calming effect, and added scent - but don't forget - there are some essential oils that are TOXIC for dogs. Please consult your veterinarian before using any essential oils for your beloved pets.
5. Number 5 of Castile Soap Questions: Can Castile Soap Keep the Pests Away?
YES! In fact, it's a great way to keep indoor (and outdoor) pests away from your garden!
Did you know: Some plants absorb the scent of essential oils? Remember: there are many beneficial insects!!
I am very grateful to be rounding out 2023 surrounded by a community of cleaning enthusiasts that stay engaged, and ask questions - keep them coming! As the fascination with Castile soap continues to grow, these top 5 questions showcase the diversity of its uses. From a Castile Soap Beauty Routine to household chores, the possibilities are endless. Dive in, experiment, and make Castile soap a staple in your daily routine. Your skin, home, and the planet will thank you! Wishing you a peaceful and wonderful new year, and I can't wait to share the exciting things we have in store for 2024!