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Sal Suds Dilution Cheat Sheet

Sal Suds

Update May 2022—I’ve added a few uses to both the Sal Suds and Castile Cheat Sheets. Plus: All four Cheat Sheets are now available in Spanish! (See the side bar to download or print.)

There is a lot of overlap here with the Castile Soap Dilutions Cheat Sheet because the products can often be interchanged. It is largely a matter of personal preference, but the Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner is more clean-rinsing in hard water situations, and is slightly more effective on grease and tough stains. As with the Castile soaps, these recommended dilutions are not set in stone. You may have dirtier stuff, larger sinks, a larger washer, etc., and may need to tweak these amounts to your own situation.

Sal Suds, Sal Suds, how do I love thee?

I use it for…
Clothes, towels & sheets
Halloween costumes
Tile & bamboo floors
Granite, quartz, marble, tile
Painted walls & shelves
Plastic trash cans
Makeup brushes
Stainless steel water bottles
Brita water filter pitcher
Plastic cooler
Exterior of small kitchen appliances
Stainless steel appliances
Glass vases
Cork trivets
Rubber oven mitts
Wood, bamboo & plastic cutting boards
Dog & cat bowls, carriers & collars
Cars, inside and out
Finished, sealed, or painted wood
My grill (aka bar-b-que)
Outdoor metal & plastic furniture
Plastic toys
Plastic storage bins
Paint brushes
Wicker baskets
Artificial greenery
Painted MDF
Toothbrushes & brush holder
Porcelain bathroom fixtures—toilet, tub, sink, handles, faucets
Metal doorknobs
Plastic light switches & covers
Diaper changing pads
Silicone parts of my breast pump
My plastic nasal irrigator
Nylon camping tents
Beach balls, rafts & pool toys
Fruits & veggies
Trumpets, saxophones & trombones

All this to say, I use Sal Suds A LOT! In fact, it might be more efficient to list what I don’t wash with it. The long and short of it is, if it’s not on this list, then I probably didn’t think of it. Sal Suds is safe for any surface or material that can get wet (but it’s not meant for people or animals—it can be drying). However, if you have something that’s iffy, do a spot test.


Dishes (Handwashing): ½ – 1 ½ tsp. (2.5 mL to 7.5 mL) Sal Suds in a large sink of water. Or 1 drop Sal Suds for one pot, more if needed.

  • So I don’t use too much, I keep a bottle of diluted Sal Suds by my sink: ½ c. (120 mL) of Sal Suds in a quart (1 L) of water. A small squirt in a pot or a larger squirt for a sink.
  • With All-Purpose Spray: Using a Sal Suds Spray to Clean Dishes

Laundry: : 1 to 1 ½ Tbsp (15 to 22 mL) for a large load in a top loading washer. Optional: For extra whitening/brightening, add ½ c. (120 mL) baking soda to wash cycle and/or 1c. (240 mL) vinegar to rinse cycle. Double these amounts for standard (non-HE) washers.

Pretreating Laundry Stains: Pre-measure Sal Suds for load. Apply some or all directly to stain(s). Let sit 30 minutes or more. Add remaining Sal Suds to washer. For broad stain, spray with a solution of half Sal Suds/half water.

Handwashing Delicates: ½ capful (½ Tbsp. or 7.5 mL) Sal Suds in about 1 gallon (4 L) of water. Swish gently. Let soak 10 minutes. Swish again. Rinse with clean water. Gently press out excess water with a towel. Hang clothing or lay flat to dry.

Mopping (Wood, Laminate, Vinyl, Stone & Tile): 1 tsp. (5 mL) Sal Suds in 1 gallon (4 L) of hot water. Dunk mop (microfiber, preferably) and wring thoroughly. On wood and laminate, avoid excess water and mop up wet areas.

All-Purpose Cleaning Spray: 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) Sal Suds in a quart (1 L) of water. Hint: Put water in the bottle first. Spray and wipe with a damp cloth. Optional: Add ¼ tsp. (1.25 mL) tea tree essential oil. Use on any surface that is safe in contact with water.

Window Wash: (aka Sal Suds Lite) ½ tsp. (2.5 mL) in a quart (1 L) of water. Spray and squeegee. Follow with a spray of pure club soda, or half vinegar/half water, and squeegee.

Stainless Steel Appliances & Sink: Spray appliance with All-Purpose Spray. Wipe with a soft damp cloth in the direction of the grain. Spray sink and sprinkle with baking soda from a shaker. Scrub then rinse.

Toilets: For best results, empty toilet. Spray bowl thoroughly with All-Purpose Spray, or sprinkle 2-3 drops of Sal Suds directly on toilet brush. Sprinkle baking soda on a brush, scrub bowl. Let sit 10 minutes. Turn water on. Flush.

Fruit & Veggie Wash: 1 drop of Sal Suds in a bowl of water. Dunk and swish the produce. Rinse in clear water.

Oral Appliances & CPAPs: Removable retainers, nightguards, etc. & dentures: Wet device. Add 1-2 drops of soap to a soft toothbrush. Brush gently, then rinse. CPAP mask, tubing, and headgear: Submerge in a warm water with a small squirt. Allow to sit 30 minutes, then wash, rinse, and towel dry. Allow to air dry thoroughly before reassembling.

Pressure Washer/Carpet Cleaner: In cleaning solution chamber, fill with water and add 1 drop of Sal Suds. Add 1c. (240 mL) vinegar to rinse water (optional). Use All-Purpose Spray on carpet spots (use sparingly).

Upholstery: Spray a wet (not dripping) cloth lightly with All-Purpose Spray. Gently rub cloth on the spot. Rinse area with a second wet cloth. Blot with a dry cloth to extract moisture. For large areas, use a carpet cleaner (above). Always spot test first.

Cars: ½ Tbsp. (7.5 mL) Sal Suds in 3 gallons (12 L) of water for exterior. Use All-Purpose Spray on interior surfaces and leather seats. Wipe with damp cloth.

Patio Furniture: ½ Tbsp. (7.5 mL) Sal Suds in a bucket of warm water. Wash with sponge, microfiber cloth or stiff brush. Wipe with damp cloth.

Additional Uses
• Camping gear
• Musical instruments
• Paint & makeup brushes
• Grills
• Lunch boxes
• Water bottles
• Kids clothing
• Bedding
• Doorknobs
• Cutting boards
• Refrigerators (inside & out)
• Glass vases
• Pottery
And so much more!

Not sure when to use Sal Suds or when to use Castile Soap? Head over to my blog post, Sal Suds or Castile Soap—Which to Use?

If you have SLS concerns, check out this blog post: There is no Cancer Risk from SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)

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PaulaLyn says:

Hi Lisa!
My hubby and I run a small residential cleaning biz and have been greening things up over time. He does the bathrooms and this has been the on area we have the hardest time using green cleaners on as the ones we have tried simply seem to be ineffective.

We have a similar question to Dee’s above. Charlene’s answer may be good, but we cannot use vinegar on most of our cleaning jobs as many of our clients have natural stone in their showers. How effective would Sal Suds be on built up soap scum on natural stone?

Janie says:

I have seen in these post’s that the Castile soap reacts in hard water.
Can I get some information about this.

Dee says:

Hi Charlene, WOW! take me back to when I use to clean houses. I would first start with a baking soda scrub (just BS and a wet sponge)to get the top layer off, do not need try & get it all, just getting things started is all. I would then make a VERY strong solution of 50/50 white vinegar & water in a 32 oz. spray bottle & spray some on the shower door & shower all around & keep doing this for awhile,(depends on how bad it is) at least 30 min., longer if need. Keep spraying every 10 -15 min or so as you are wanting to keep it wet. Scrub this off and see if you need to re-do. Then take a bottle (32 oz. spray bottle-can use the same bottle if now empty) and mix in about an 1/8 C. Sal Suds, fill with water & spray all around again & let sit for 5-10 min, scrub & see how it looks. If it needs more treatment just repeat with which ever solution you think will work best. Do not use an abrasive scrubbier. I would then leave a small bottle of a light mix of white vinegar,& water for them to spray all over after using the shower & left it up to them if they wanted to lightly scrub or just rinse. When I would return all I used was a light mix of Sal suds & water all around & sprinkle baking soda on floor of shower too & used a scrub brush (here only) with a spray of the Sal suds. If shower nozzle is bad remove & soak in white vinegar (neat) & if able let soak over night. Use a old tooth brush (never toss them :)& scrub off any build up. I hope this helps, it also depends on the water you have, hard is worse thing ever & will leave an etching into the glass & all around, so you may end up with this, but you will know it is clean. Keep a small squeegee in your shower & at least use it on the glass door after each shower, it really helps. Good Luck

charlene says:

hi, I was wondering if you could tell me what solution to use for Very HEAVY soap build up and scum for showers? I can’t seem to get the right mixture to make for an easier clean. I love all your soaps they are wonderful products.

Lisa Bronner says:

I love reading everyone’s feedback! Thanks for sharing how you’re using the Suds.

Ditte – I’m with Dee. I don’t wear gloves when I use the Sal Suds unless my hands are already chapped from the weather or something else. And if you’re using baking soda as well – if you’re scrubbing the tub or sinks – the baking soda can make your skin feel softer.

All the best,

Dee says:

Hi, it is up to you if you want to wear gloves, I do not but I am not sensitive to it. I feel this is easier on hands as it is not loaded with chemicals. Yes, castile soap for the hand soap, but I have heard it is better in a foam dispenser (not sure ratio) as the regular soap dispenser it can dry up in the nozzle and squirt in it’s own direction, but then I find that true with any dispenser & soap. Good luck.

Susie says:

Just this morning I decided to try the Sal Suds in my laundry. I actually thought I was going to have to run the loads again without soap to remove the suds. Thankfully by the time it was through rinsing and spinning the suds were gone. I don’t know exactly how much I used but am sure it was less than the 1/4 cup listed on the label because I have city water.

I like the fresh scent of the clothes. I don’t think I will switch from the castile soap recipe I have been using but it’s good to know that when I run out unexpectedly I have an alternative to measuring and mixing a new batch. 🙂

Ditte says:

I want to start using this in my household! A couple of quick questions though! Is it nescessary to wear rubber gloves when cleaning with sal’s suds? For liquid hand soap you would use diluted castile soap rather than sal’s suds, right?!
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions!:-)

Janet says:

Just want to tout another benefit of using Sal Suds in the laundry. I noticed that most fabrics FEEL SOFTER than when I was using commercial [chemical] detergents – and I haven’t used fabric softener sheets or liquids for years. I use just Sal Suds in the laundry, with the occasional addition of white vinegar in the rinse cycle. I now use castile soap for personal care and Sal Suds for nearly all cleaning projects. Thanks Dr Bronner’s for making simple healthy products and caring for the planet as well.

Susie says:

Thank you, Dee! 🙂

And that does help! I am more recently getting into the green cleaning – a couple of years on the laundry and surface cleaners – and slowly trying to grow my list. 🙂

Dee says:

Hi Susie, and any one else wondering. Spruce, fir, IS a pine tree. On the ASPC site they list “pine” as a grouping, such as one would say “toothpaste” or “laundry soap” or my favorite “chocolate” there are many types. Your best bet would be to look up types of pine trees for listings. But Sal Suds is pine. I find when it comes to pet items I use baking soda (to wash food/water bowls} and 50/50 water & vinegar (once a week) to get rid of any lime/calcium (from hard water) build up from their water bowls (30 min minimum)we have hard water. Hope this helps.

Lisa Bronner says:

Hi Yvonne – Generally I reach for the Sal Suds to clean all of these surfaces you’ve mentioned. It is a bit easier to work with. It is slightly more effective than the castile soap and it is more clean rinsing. The main time I opt for the castile is when I am also facing a pest problem (i.e. ants in the kitchen). The castile kills ants and is a deterrent to them as well. Main differences between the two: Sal Suds is a mild, non-toxic, detergent; Castile is an organic, coconut/olive oil soap.

All the best,

Ashley says:

Hi, currently I love the tea tree soap for myself and hand washing laundry. Though I was considering switching to Sal Suds, wondering if it would be more effective and budget friendly. I was wondering how the castile soaps react with hard water and why Sal Suds does not. Also if it is safe to reuse the grey water from the dishes and laundry to water the garden.

Yvonne Leung says:

Hi Lisa,

I’m really excited about your products after reading through your blogs and raving reviews!

Could you please elaborate more on the differences between Castile soup vs. Sal Suds? If my main purposes are for:

Window cleaning
Hardwood floor cleaning
Tub and Bathroom/Kitchen sink cleaning
Toilet bowl cleaning

etc. Would you recommend the soup or the Sal Suds and why?


Lisa Bronner says:

Hi Karena – Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I’m glad the Sal Suds is living up to my recommendation, too. I love your idea of scrubbing the bath tub with that leftover soap mixture. I think that’s a great idea. Also for scouring your kitchen sink and pots and pans. Maybe even your oven as well.

All the best,

Karena says:

Thanks, Lisa.

I have also been using a soap mix of my own for years (we have hard water)- a bar of Dr. Bronner’s, a cup of washing soda and a cup of borax. I have been thoroughly powdering it in my food processor or blender, and storing and using it in the powdered form, rather than mixing it with water, as many of these soap recipes call for. I have not had problems with it failing to dissolve, but I do use a really fine consistency.

You would think that I would have picked up on this quicker, but it wasn’t until reading this blog that I actually found out about the problem of using regular soap (instead of detergent) on cloth diapers. My older girl will turn 7 this month – it was when we first had her that I began making my own soap. I have never had reason to complain about the cleanliness of our clothes, but I finally just bought my first bottle of Sal Suds about a month ago – Wow. While they were technically clean, I had not realized how dingy the soap solution had been leaving my clothes – after the first wash, it looked like I had bleached those diapers! And I am definitely getting better absorbency from them, now. I have an HE machine, and I use 1 Tbs per load – that costs me about $0.20 (I paid $12.99+tax at Natural Grocers/Vitamin Cottage). I haven’t done the math on my powdered soap – it is cheaper, but the quality of the wash I get from the Sal Suds is definitely worth the extra. I am also impressed with how great of a job it did in my carpet cleaner and on my dishes. Now I just need to figure out what to do with my leftover powdered soap – I had just made a double-batch right before I bought the Sal Suds! Scrub my bathtub, maybe? Any suggestions from anyone?

Also, because the Sal Suds is so thick and “sticky”, I have a VERY short (because it broke off!) handled plastic tablespoon that I use for my laundry – I measure out a Tbs and pour it into my dispenser, then I toss the spoon into the tub and wash it with my clothes. That way, I get all the soap off, and my spoon stays clean!

Lisa Bronner says:

Hi Karena – the pH of the Sal Suds is 10.5, which is pretty mild in the scheme of things. I’m really stretching at my high school chemistry here, but I believe that for every 10 parts of water you add to 1 part of Sal Suds, you dilute the Sal Suds 1 pH, not to fall below 7 (pH of water). So, if you use my dilution of 1 Tbsp. Sal Suds in 1 quart of water, which is roughly 1 part Sal Suds to 63 parts water, you would be dropping the pH of the solution nearly to neutral.

Whew! That was a flashback! If they are any chemists out there than can either confirm or refute this, please do.

All the best,

Karena says:

Hi Lisa,

I wanted to ask a question that I haven’t been able to find the answer to: what is the ph of the Sal Suds? If you happen to have it for different concentrations, that would be great!


Susie says:

For one gallon I use

1/3 cup Lavender Castile Soap
1/4 cup Borax
1/4 cup Washing Soda

Fill the bottle with hot water, shake, and there you have it!

I put it into smaller bottles after mixing it because it does settle and you have to shake it before each use but I love it!

I got and modified the recipe here. Their recipe is for 2 gallons so I cut it in half and then increased the amount of soap.

Jackie Burfield says:

Hi Susie….can you tell us the exact amounts you use for your home-made recipe for your laundry please.

Susie says:

On the laundry? The recipe I have been using for a long time now with the lavender castile soap, borax, and washing soda is extremely cost effective. I mix it up a gallon at a time and I use a little more castile soap than the original recipe I found requires. I just recently finished the first 32oz bottle of the castile soap that I bought almost two years ago.

The amount required per load is something I have not calculated because I use different size machines on occasion. I will say though that although I live alone I do a lot of laundry since I have four cats who shed on everything so all of my bedding, curtains, and furniture covers are laundered frequently. The castile is very low sudsing so it can easily be used in either top loader or front loader. The total cost over the last two years has been less than $25. I was paying $10 per gallon for the Trader Joe’s HE detergent I was using so at a guess I have saved at least $50 over that time frame.

Genevieve says:

re: Laundry

For a while, I was using Sal Suds exclusively when doing laundry. While it is very effective, I found my cost per load to be high. I believe I calculated approximately 28¢ per load (1.5 Tbsp/load in an HE machine.) I still use it regularly but only for certain items or for spot/stain removal. If it’s really dirty or greasy, Sal Suds as the primary detergent. It’s also helpful in smaller amounts during a pre-wash. Otherwise, I use a dye/scent free liquid detergent or make my own powdered with boric acid. soda ash and grated bar soap.

I still use Sal Suds for just about everything else in the house. I love using it to mop my laminate floors. They get squeaky clean!

Lisa Bronner says:

I apologize hugely for my delay here. I love hearing all your many uses! Keep them coming!

Katy – It’s entirely possible that the Sal Suds went to town on gunk build up in your drain and too much was dislodged at once. Any problems since?

Adriana – You can buy Sal Suds in many natural product stores, but it would be in the house cleaning section and not near Dr. Bronner’s castile soaps. You can also buy it online at, or Frontier Natural products, or Amazon. I think even Vitacost.

Katie – It definitely depends on where you’re buying it. The best price I’ve seen is on Frontier Natural Products, but if anyone else has a good suggestion, speak up!

Tara – Excellent idea and definitely! I would use my Sal Suds Lite version which is 1/2 Tbsp. Sal Suds in a quart of water.

Anthony – I haven’t tackled this one yet, so I’ll give what hearsay I’ve heard. My brother Mike Bronner says no – it’s too sudsy and will seep out the sides. Many other commenters, though, have posted recipes that I need to try out and I’m not going to specifically recommend until I do. If you find one and try it out, let me know how it goes.

Glad to hear you’re in sync with what we’re doing with I-522!

All the best,

Anthony says:

Hi Lisa!
Can Sal Suds be used in a dishwasher? I saw your dilution rife hand washing, I’m wondering if a small amount could be used in a machine?


PS. We LOVE Dr. Bronners products, and I am very pleased that you guys are helping to fight to have GMO products labeled, as i522 is coming up in WA state, and you are one of the major contributors to fight Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, and Bayer.
Thank you for everything you do!!

Tara says:

I’ve been using a “safe/green” veggie wash out of a spay bottle that is very convenient. Is there any reason you couldn’t have a sal suds solution made up to do the same thing? I wasn’t sure if I should use a sal suds solution or simply vinegar, thinking it had to soak in the vinegar. I’m all about green and healthy, but I’m all about convenience too! thanks!!

Katie says:

Hi there! I’m new to learning about the uses of Sal Suds and Bronner’s in general. I love so many things about it. I’m wondering if anyone can comment on their perspective of its cost-effectiveness for laundry. Unless I’m doing the math wrong, it seems like it might be significantly more expensive–somewhere between $.40-.50 a load? I realize that in terms of product quality you often get what you pay for, but still just curious what others might have to say about this.

Donna says:

I love Sal Suds, and thank you so much for the dilution tips. My 2 favorite uses for it are as a heavy duty, grease cutting dish soap for when I make the Thanksgiving turkey, the Christmas goose, duck, and lamb dishes. I also use it on the stock pot when I make stocks after.

The other thing I find it to be wonderful is in washing my bicycles. It truly cuts grease (of all kinds) like nothing else. Oh, and it doesn’t smell like a chemical factory. 😉

Katy says:

I used Sal Suds today for the first time to clean our 40 year old acrylic tub. Because of well water and age, the tub had stains which were impossible to remove – I had even tried oven cleaner! Everything was going well – the stains actually seemed to be getting lighter. When I began to rinse away the Sal Suds, the water suddenly stopped draining out of the tub. Large flakes of black stuff started to come up into the tub from the drain. All we could think of is that the Sal Suds was so powerful that it dislodged 40 years of well water residue from the tub drain pipes. We used a billows plunger and after a few minutes the drain cleared and I washed the tub again and it looks good. Has anybody ever had an experience like this with Sal Suds?

susie says:

Thanks again. I decided to use is more for my dishes so since I am very good about rinsing I won’t worry about it. I was going to use it on my floors as well but will probably use the baby castile soap instead.

I have been using the lavender castile soap with washing soda, borax, and water for well over a year now and am very happy with it!

Lisa Bronner says:

Hi Susie – As a rule, we’ve been advised that cats are sensitive to all essential oils. However, the Sal Suds is very clean rinsing, so unless the Sal Suds is going to come into direct contact with the cats, using it in your laundry will not be a problem. If you want to be extra careful, though, the Dr. Bronner’s unscented Baby Mild castile soap has no essential oils at all. It has all the power of the castile soap without the scent.

Hi Joannie – Thanks! I’m glad to hear you’ve discovered the Peppermint castile soap. If you want to read about the presence of SLS in the Sal Suds, I wrote about it here:

Hi Genevieve – Great resource! Thank you for sharing that.

All the best,

susie says:

Thank you! I had done that too and didn’t see it and then had second thoughts.

Thank you so much 🙂

Genevieve says:

Susie –

I looked at the ASPCA Poison Control Center website is a good place to start. (A quick Google search will get you there)

On their list of Toxic Plants and Trees, I saw pine listed but did not see fir or spruce. Of course, you should do additional research but the ASPCA is a good place to start. (BTW, I had no idea that pine was toxic to cats!)

We don’t want any sick critters!

Joannie says:

I don’t use sal suds because it contains SLS and that bothers me. I just use the peppermint liquid soap instead and I love it. I actually discovered Dr. Bronner’s products this past year and I am very pleased so far. I make my own laundry detergent and always have a spray bottle with vinegar inside. I just can’t use commercial stuff anymore. Great website by the way!

Susie says:

I have a question on the Sal Suds. I am trying to go green with my cleaning products and have been making my own laundry detergent and all purpose cleaner with the lavender and peppermint castile soap for well over a year now and love them.

I just found Sal Suds and thought I would give it a try. Then I found that it contains fir and spruce oils. I have cats in my house and I know that pine oil is particularly toxic to them. I can’t find anything specific on fir and spruce. Do you know if they are toxic to cats as well?

Lisa Bronner says:

Hi Genevieve – Fabulous! Thanks for the good reports. I’m glad you’re spreading the good word, too. You are making people’s lives easier.

All the best,

Genevieve says:

I live in an area with very hard water. I clean my stainless steel sink with Sal Suds and it dries with no water spots. It’s so shiny that my husband thought I was drying it with a towel after I cleaned it. (I found him drying it one day. It was cute.)

I’ve also been using it for laundry, including hand washing delicates. I was concerned that it might be too harsh for clothes but I’ve not noticed any fading or wear. It works well in my front-loading washer. (To avoid mold on the seal, leave the washer door open.)

I’m immensely pleased. I’ve even given little sample bottles to a few people.

Lisa Bronner says:

Hi Theresa – Sal Suds is a detergent but Dr. Bronner’s is usually more known for the castile soaps. The differences is how they are processed and how they react with dirt. Sal Suds is only intended for household cleaning and the castile soaps are primarily for bodycare but also work great around the house. The Sal Suds is slightly more effective around the house, and is more clean-rinsing. The Sal Suds doesn’t react with hard water, and the castile soap does.

Those are some of the differences, and I’d be happy to go into great detail if you’d like. If you let me know where you are, I’d be happy to find some local sources for you.

All the best,

Lisa Bronner says:

Hi Debra – Great idea to write about cleaning electronics! Because of their sensitive nature, I would only use a slightly microfiber cloth to clean grease. I’ve heard that microfiber picks up a lot of germs, but I don’t have verification of that. I think for an extra antibacterial punch – dampen the microfiber cloth with isopropyl alcohol. I’ll keep thinking of other options.

Hi Genevieve – Wow! Your house sounds super squeaky clean! Thanks for sharing your experience! That’s pretty scary about chemical burns on your dog’s feet. As a public, we are so trusting of what is sold to us.

All the best,

Theresa Loechner says:

Hi, I’m glad I found you and the site! I love it =) I’ve never used any of your products but am very interested and intrigued!! I have made a few of my own cleaners from just vinegar, water and lime or orange rinds. I did make a window cleaner that had baking soda in it and it leaves a resiudes and I don’t like it. What do recommend to make for cleaning windows? Also, it sems salsuds does everything! What is the difference between that and using the ones that have essential oils in them? Where is the best place to purchase the items here?

Thanks, Theresa

brandy says:

Hi, I hope you don’t mind me double checking the dish washing dilution. Is it definitely 1/2 c? Just asking cus it seems a lot compared to the other dilutions. I’ve just started using the all purpose spray and love it and cant wait to start using it on our dishes!

Lisa Bronner says:

Hi Brandy – Yes, that is right. I keep this bottle more concentrated because one spray out of this equals about 1 drop of undiluted Sal Suds. Just a little trick to speed things up.

Thanks for checking!

All the best,

Genevieve says:

After reading your blog, I thought I’d give it a try. I love all the other Dr. Bronner products so I was confident it wouldn’t let me down.

I first washed dishes with it and was impressed how well it cleaned my dished and I loves the gentle fragrance. I washed my dogs’ water and food bowls, which are hard to get squeaky clean, and – wow – they’re squeaky clean after just a few wipes in the dishwater.

Then, I mopped my floor. Holy frijoles! I wish I had taken before/after pics of the floor and the mop water. I did a full house mop only a week ago with my usual floor cleaner, so my floor were fairly clean. I thought. Sal Suds pulled so much dirt up off of my ‘clean’ floors that I was speechless. My floors have simply never been this clean. Ever.

For a while, one of my dogs (we have 2 large dogs) kept having hot spots on her feet. After several vet trips, I realized the she was getting chemical burns on her feet from walking on the floor while it was still wet after being mopped. Since then, I’ve had to banish the dogs while I mop. Not only am I confident that Sal Suds won’t burn her feet but the floor dries much more quickly that with my normal cleanser. I can feel the difference on my bare feet and I am tickled.

Thank you so much for this wonderful product. A little bit goes a long way but I’m going to need to buy the larger bottle because I plan on using it for ALL my house cleaning!

Debra says:

Hi Lisa!
I use Sal Suds for many of the things you listed. It is the best! I am wondering what you use/how you clean things like computers and other electronics of that nature. Maybe a cleaning post for technology items?



Wendy says:

I simply can’t live without Dr. Bronner’s! We are never without at least 3 different kinds of soaps — and Sal Suds is a must. Thanks for this convenient cheat sheet. We’ll be using it all the time 🙂 I’ve also pinned this on my Pinterest in an effort to share the awesomeness that is Dr. Bronner’s… Thanks again!

Janet says:

I saw SalSuds on Pinterest. It is the best! I have NEVER seen my carpet so clean! Unbelievable!

Mary in FL says:

Thank you for the downloadable cheat sheet! I am printing it right now (and will save it, too!).

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