The first thing I remember ever washing with Sal Suds was my car.
This might just be my favorite use of Sal Suds. It works so fast and rinses so quickly that I once ran out during a rainstorm and cleaned my whole car. Hey, I’m from California, and I know the value of free water!
It does such an impressive job on vehicles, is harmless to the environment, and is completely safe for the person using it. What’s not to love?
And as an added bonus, there’s a lovely froth of bubbles to play with in the wash bucket. You might even coax the kids to help you.
If you don’t want to watch the video, here’s the short and sweet:
Add ½ Tbsp. (7.5 mL) Sal Suds in a bucket of water. (That’s about 11¢ of Sal Suds, with 128 car washings/quart bottle.) Use a stiff brush on the wheels and a microfiber mitt on the car. Rinse well with a hose—I recommend adding a control nozzle to reduce water waste—and dry with microfiber cloths.
Sal Suds readily biodegrades. This means it’s okay to let the water diluted with Sal Suds run off into grass, garden beds, and the like.
Pure club soda in a spray bottle is the best natural hack for windows, mirrors, and lights. Spray and wipe with a microfiber cloth. The club soda removes any water spots and won’t harm the paint.
This is one of the very few instances where the Sal Suds and Castile Soap can not be interchanged. If the water has any hardness, Castile could cause the minerals to precipitate out and form a film on the car. Stick with the Sal Suds for washing cars
Ready to green clean your car’s interior? See my post, Green Cleaning Car Interiors with Dr. Bronner’s.