Dr. Bronner’s Soaps

| June 22, 2012

Dr. BronnerAbout a week or so ago when we were rained in I watched a video on Netflix about Dr. Bronner. He might be familiar to you. He’s the guy behind Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soaps.

In watching the video I realized this man was a genius. Sometimes misunderstood and other times over the top, but he definitely had an advanced brain.

Anyway, the movie inspired me to try his soaps. They’re all-natural and can be used for so many things. According to Dr. Bronner there were 18 in 1 uses. I’m not so sure I’ve found 18 uses, but I’ve sure used it for more than just hand washing.

So far I’ve used the soap as a body wash, shampoo, dish detergent, bathroom cleaning agent and dog shampoo. Some folks use it for laundry (which I’ve yet to try) and to brush their teeth (which I don’t have a desire to try).

Natural Ingredients

What I like about the soap is not only the natural scent (so far I’ve used the peppermint and lavender scents), but it’s made from all organic ingredients. The plastic container for the liquid soap is made from 100% recycled material.

I’ve found that Dr. Bronner’s castile soap doesn’t dry my skin. The other day our dishwasher finally died so for the past few days I’ve been washing dishes by hand using Dr. Bronner’s soap.

I am pleasantly surprised that my hands didn’t revert to the sand paper consistency as I used to suffer with in the past. As a matter of fact, my hands are rather soft.

To prove how soft they’ve become, I ran my hands up and down the arms of everyone in the household. The first reaction was to draw back looking for blood, but they were surprised at how soft my hands were. Score one for Dr. Bronner’s soaps.Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap

Another Step in the Green Direction

With Dr. Bronner soaps I can enjoy one-stop shopping. I can purchase the majority of my cleaning products in one bottle of Dr. Bronner castile soap. Between his soap, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, essential oils (especially tea tree oil) and baking soda, I’ve got a full cleaning arsenal.

Speaking of essential oils, I’ve been having a blast making my own natural bug repellents, but that’s the topic of another post.

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Category: Cleaning, Household, Kitchen, laundry, Natural Products

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Felicia is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment.

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  1. Tracy says:

    Just thought I’d let you know I tried out the almond liquid soap based on your review above and so far really like it. I found a local source and bought a bottle while waiting for the peppermint ordered through amazon.

    My kids and I have been using it for showers so far and really like it. It lathers up fast but the thing that throws my wife off is the suds die out almost just as fast so it gives the illusion it takes a lot to use. But I filled a one ounce travel shampoo container and it last me a week so I believe that is pretty good even with using enough to stay good and soapy.

    I really like how it rinses off pretty much immediately. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Felicia says:

      Hey Tracy, sorry but your comment somehow went into my spam folder.

      I’m glad you like the Dr. Bronner’s soap. I use it for everything now. You’re right, however, I do find that sometimes the soap lather dies rather quickly while other times it doesn’t. I keep thinking it’s a function of the amount of dirt it’s cleaning.

      I had my daughter in law try the almond soap and she loves it too. I’ve been using the peppermint soap in the kitchen for dishes and cleaning. It also does wonders as a bug killer. In the bathrooms we use the lavender scented soap. When the soap dispensers need refilling, I think I’ll switch up and use the almond. It has such a nice smell.

      Something tells me you won’t ever go back to the traditional soap again. 😉