Helllooooo!!! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post on here. And I’ll show some projects I’ve been working on during my hiatus in some coming posts. But for now, I’m here to introduce a new series I’ve been wanting to do for some time. It’s called “Cherry-Picked by Chelsea” and I’ll be sharing products, whatchamacallits and maybe even a podcast or two that I’m currently loving. They won’t always be DIY or home related, but it will always be 100% things I actually own, use, and love!
Drumroll, please. My first cherry-pick is Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap.
I’ve been working over the past 9+ months to declutter, minimize, and simplify the amount of stuff in our home. (Still working up a post about the how for you on that!) Even down to our skin care and hygiene items. That’s where Dr. Bronner’s comes in. They call it ’18-in-1′ and we use it close to 18 different ways. For starters, we use it to bathe our kids. That’s why we have the ‘baby unscented’ version. And now that my husband and I have used up my collection of hotel shampoos (yes,?, I’m a recovering hoarder), we are using it as our shampoo too.
For years I’ve forgone traditional shave gel and just used good ole soap, so Dr. B’s fills that role now. Now that’s one bottle of shampoo/soap/shave gel (and one bottle of conditioner) in our shower for the 4 of us.
And since we use it for our shampoo, I did buy a travel size for when we go on a trip. When we run out, I just refill the small bottle from the large bottle. One particular trip, my daughter got sick in the car. All over her carseat. 10 hours from home. I’ll spare you the details, but I was able to take the cover off her carseat and wash it with some Dr. B’s in the hotel washing machine.
Back in 2017 (so long ago!?) when I had to travel for work while I was breastfeeding, I used my travel size to wash pump parts at night in my hotel room sink. (So glamorous!)
And finally, I bought a foam soap pump from Amazon for our bathroom that we fill with Dr. B’s and water for the sink (it’s probably close to a 1:10 ratio, so it goes a long way!). Once we ran out of our refill of hand soap for the kitchen, we started using it in there too! (We use the ‘citrus’ scent for the kitchen.?)
So for those keeping score at home, we use one bottle of soap for:
- baby soap
- shave gel (updated*)
- hand soap
OK, so maybe it’s not that close to 18 uses, but I feel like I’ve only begun to brush the surface of the uses for this stuff in our house. The bottle even gives you directions for mopping floors, washing fruits and veggies, and how to dilute for an all-purpose cleaner!
So many options! Let me know in the comments if you’ve used Dr. Bronner’s before and what you thought about it!
I’m excited about this new series and getting to share with you some things that make my life a little easier, more fun, and happier! Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea
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