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Green Cleaning 101: Castile soap & white vinegar don’t mix!
Castile soap and white vinegar are amazing, effective toxin-free cleaning options that could clean your whole house.. but not when you mix them together ?
“[Vinegar and Castile soap] will directly react with each other and cancel each other out. So, instead of getting the best of both (the scum cutting ability of the vinegar and the dirt transporting ability of the soap), you’ll be getting the worst of something entirely new. The vinegar “unsaponifies” the soap, by which I mean that the vinegar takes the soap and reduces it back out to its original oils. So you end up with an oily, curdled, whitish mess. And this would be all over whatever it was you were trying to clean – your laundry or counters or dishes or whatever.” – Lisa Bronner