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The more I use Sal Suds, the more I learn that it can be used pretty much anywhere you need to do cleaning. Just like it says on the Sal Suds bottle, it can be used on both hard and soft surfaces – anything that can get wet! If the only cleaning supply you had in your house was a bottle of Sal Suds, you would still be able to get the whole house in clean tip-top shape.
A few months ago I started giving Sal Suds a try and began by making my own Sal Suds All Purpose Cleaning Spray. It’s been a great homemade cleaner and I was especially pumped when it did a fantastic job cleaning windows too. I use it all the time now and I’m really not exaggerating when I say I love it. ❤️
The successful performance of the Sal Suds cleaning spray led me to keep looking for more ways to dilute Sal Suds and clean with it. I started wondering . . . Can you use Sal Suds to wash clothes? Can you mix Sal Suds with vinegar in a cleaning spray? Can you use Sal Suds in a foaming soap dispenser? I started experimenting in all these different places and guess what? You can use Sal Suds in all these ways!
How Do You Dilute Sal Suds?
Because Sal Suds is a concentrated cleaner, the first step in using it is figuring out how you want to dilute it. It’s a cleaner that will bubble and suds and you don’t need too much of it for it to be effective. For several things, I like my basic dilution of 1 teaspoon of Sal Suds per each cup of water.
But I also found myself creating some other recipes for more ways to use and dilute my Sal Suds and that’s what I’m sharing here today. I decided to make my own Sal Suds Dilution and Cleaning Recipes sheet too as a handy way to have all my recipes in one place. Here ‘s a list of the recipes I came up with:
- Sal Suds All Purpose Spray Recipe
- Sal Suds Disinfecting Spray Recipe
- Sal Suds Foaming Dish Soap Recipe
- Sal Suds Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
- Sal Suds Soft Scrub Recipe
- Sal Suds Laundry Recipe
- Sal Suds Laundry Stain Pretreat
- Sal Suds Bucket-size Dilution
- Sal Suds Dilution Refill #1
- Sal Suds Dilution Refill #2
There’s nothing complicated about these recipes and in some ways they are all variations on a theme. For the most part you combine Sal Suds with water but a few of the recipes have some extra additions.
For instance the foaming hand soap adds a little glycerin to soften the mixture a bit. The disinfecting spray adds some vinegar and tea tree oil for an antibacterial boost. And I’m especially liking my homemade soft scrub that adds baking soda with a bit of Sal Suds and water. It works great on my stainless steel sink!
Two Options for Printing the Sal Suds Recipes
If you would like to try any of these Sal Suds cleaning recipes too, I’ve got a couple of options for printing them.
First, I put together a free printable pdf that has all the recipes together on one page that includes a bit more explanation for each one. This is the Sal Suds dilution cheat sheet that I’m using for myself. Use the link below for that printable 👇🏻
For those that like using the printable recipe module, I made that available at the end of this post too. This also gives you a way to see the recipes as part of this post.
Here are some of the items I’m using that you can check out on Amazon too:
As time goes by, I’ll probably think of even more ways to use my Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner. For instance, I have not yet tried Sal Suds on carpets or rugs. But for now, this is a nice assortment of recipes that covers most of my cleaning jobs, including laundry.
If there’s a bottle of Sal Suds in the house, you’ll be able to get everything clean!
See more of my DIY Cleaning Recipes here – – > Make Your Own Cleaners
Sal Suds Dilutions and Cleaning Recipes
- Basic Spray Bottle Dilution:1 tsp Sal Suds for each cup of waterCombine and use in a spray bottle
- Sal Suds Disinfecting Spray1 Tbl Sal Suds + 1-3/4 cups Water + 1/4 cup Vinegar + 12 drops Tea Tree Essential OilCombine and use in a spray bottle
- Sal Suds Foaming Dish Soap1 tsp Sal Suds + 1 cup water + 8 drops lemon essential oil Combine and use in a foaming soap dispenser
- Sal Suds Foaming Hand Soap1 tsp Sal Suds + 1 cup water + 1 tsp glycerin + 8 drops essential oil (optional)Combine and use in a foaming soap dispenser
- Sal Suds Soft Scrub1/2 cup baking soda + 1 Tbl Sal Suds + 1 Tbl Water
- Laundry Make-Ahead Dilution1 cup Sal Suds + 4 cups waterUse 1/2 cup per load for regular washing machines or 1/4 cup per load for HE machines. (You can also use 2 Tbl of undiluted Sal Suds per load of wash or 1 Tbl undiluted Sal Suds per load for HE machines.)
- Laundry Stain PretreatApply undiluted Sal Suds directly to stain (use about 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon) Let set for about 30 minutes and then wash. Another option is to treat the stain with a few squirts of the basic spray bottle dilution.
- Floors, Walls, and CarsCombine a squirt of Sal Suds (about 2 or 3 tsp) with water in a 3 gallon bucket.
- Large Batch Dilution #12 Tbl Sal Suds + 6 cups waterThis is the 1 tsp Sal Suds/1 cup water dilution ratio that you can make ahead to refill your spray bottles or foaming soap dispensers. This size batch fits well in a 2 quart container.
- Large Batch Dilution #21/4 cup Sal Suds + 12 cups waterThis is another make ahead dilution at the 1 tsp Sal Suds/1 cup water dilution that fits in a gallon container.