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All-Purpose Dish Washing Soap

This All-Purpose Dish Washing Soap is capable of handling your kitchens toughest, greasiest cleaning jobs utilizing the Kirk’s Original Castile Bar Soaps … naturally and affordably.

ingredients

1-4 oz Kirk’s ORIGINAL COCO CASTILE SOAP or FRAGRANCE FREE BAR SOAP
1 Tablespoons of Washing Soda
1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Gallon Water

directions

  1. Grate the bar of Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Soap or Fragrance Free Bar Soap.
  2. Add 1/2-gallon water and soap flakes to a large pot on the stove top.
  3. Stir over medium heat until the soap completely dissolves.
  4. Do not allow liquid to boil.
  5. Add Washing Soda and stir until dissolved (approximately 1 minute).
  6. Combine all remaining ingredients and warm concentrated dishwashing liquid into a large storage container using a funnel.
  7. Cap container and shake gently to mix.
  8. Allow dish soap to cure for about a day before using. If your soap turns into a gelatinous goo after curing, try mixing with a stick blender until a creamy consistency is achieved.
  9. Shake gently before each use.
  10. If soap is leaving residue on dishes, try adding more vinegar to the formula or using less soap when washing dishes.

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additional tips

This soap can be used as an all-purpose cleaner in the kitchen!

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Lice Remedy

Let’s be honest – lice are the worst! Follow these simple steps to naturally remove these persistent pests.

ingredients

Kirk’s Original Fresh Scent Bar Soap

directions

  1. Start by shampooing hair with Kirk’s Original Coco Castile bar soap in comfortable hot water.
  2. Rinse & shampoo hair again.
  3. Tie towel around lathered hair and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove Towel. Hair will be moist with soap.
  5. Do not rinse soap out. If hair dries during the combing process wet it again with water.
  6. Remove nits (lice eggs) with lice comb and fingernails.
  7. Rinse hair with comfortable hot water.
  8. Shampoo and condition hair again.
  9. Continue to follow this routine and remove nits every 2-3 days for 3 weeks.
  10. Shampooing kills head lice but does not remove the nits; combing is needed to effectively remove the eggs.

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additional tips

Check heads every two or three days for three weeks before declaring victory!
Kirks recommends that you try a small test patch before use.

Courtesy of Genesee County Health Department

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Makeup Brush Cleaner

Ever feel like you are piling dirt, oil and old dried foundation from your makeup brushes on your face – well, you are! Clean up your makeup routine with this simple recipe that maintains your brushes in peak performance and keeps your skin clear from damaging and clogging build up!

ingredients

Kirk’s Original Fresh Scent Bar Soap or Kirk’s Fragrance Free Bar Soap
Water
Clean Towel

directions

  1. Wet your dirty brush.
  2. Using wet brush, swirl the brush onto the bar and then into the small bowl to combine.
  3. Rinse & Repeat swirling action until no makeup residue remains.
  4. Rinse thoroughly and make sure that the brush is facing down to avoid water damage on the head of the brush.
  5. Shake out and gently squeeze out excess water.
  6. Reshape the brush head.
  7. Repeat for all brushes.
  8. Lay them out to dry on a clean towel.

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additional tips

Kirk’s suggests cleaning your brushes every two weeks!

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Hand Washing Habits

Like anything else, there’s a right way to scrub your hands. Most importantly, it’s a function of duration. Scrub your hands, forearms and fingertips for at least 20 seconds. More lather, less germs!

ingredients

Original Bar Soap
Aloe Bar Soap
Fragrance Free Bar Soap

directions

  1. Wet your hands with clean water.
  2. Apply Kirk’s soap.
  3. Lather your hands like your making pretend soap “gloves”!
  4. Scrub your hands, forearms and fingertips for at least 20 seconds.
  5. Rinse your hands with clean water. Turn off the faucet with your towel
  6. Ta Da! Germ free!

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Toy Washing

Now more than ever, it’s important to keep home environments clean for everyone’s health. Here’s how Kirk’s Natural can be used to keep kids’s toys germ free and ready to play!

ingredients

Use one of the following:

Original 3in1 Head to Toe Nourishing Cleanser
Juniper & Lime Head to Toe Nourishing Cleanser

directions

  1. Add two pumps of Kirk’s liquid soap to warm water.
  2. Stir well!
  3. Scrub thoroughly, then lay to towel dry.
  4. Ta da! Germ free and ready for play!

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Hand Washing Tips For Kids

Kids watch you…so let’s teach them by example. Make certain to use one of our excellent, natural cleansers and scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. The lessons you teach will provide big benefits as they grow!

ingredients

Use one of the following:

Original 3in1 Head to Toe Nourishing Cleanser
Juniper & Lime Head to Toe Nourishing Cleanser

directions

  1. Kids watch you…so let’s teach them by example.
  2. Wet your hands, apply soap, lather your hands!
  3. Scrub your hands, forearms and fingertips for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Rinse your hands with clean water. Turn off the faucet with your towel.
  5. Bravo! Germ free!

Healthy Hygiene Habits

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