Many Uses for Dr. Bronner’s

Most eco-conscious mamas are familiar with Dr. Bronner’s products. I am so pleased to say that I was given the opportunity to review some of their famous castile soap in Lavender scent (my favorite). Dr. Bronner’s castile soap is:

  • Completely Biodegradable and Vegetable-Based
  • Made with Certified Fair Trade and Organic Oils
  • Multi-Purpose: 18-in-1 Uses
  • No Synthetic Foaming Agents, Thickeners or Preservatives
  • 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Cylinder Bottles and Paper Labels
  • Simple, Ecological Formulations Based on Old-World Quality and Expertise
  • #1-Selling Natural Brand of Soaps in North America

Dr. Bronner’s products are Certified Fair Trade:

For our 60th anniversary, we are pleased to announce that we are now certified Fair Trade! We take care of our employees with generous salaries and benefits (no-deductible PPO health insurance and a great profit-sharing/retirement plan that we fully fund), we cap executive pay at five times the lowest-paid position, and we give all profits not needed for business development to support progressive charities and causes.

Now we have extended this philosophy to the farmers and workers around the world who produce our major raw materials (representing over 95% of our annual agricultural volume). Along with their families and communities, they benefit from fair prices, living wages and funding for local development projects. Shifting our supply chains to certified Fair Trade ingredients makes a big difference in the lives of several thousand farmers and workers — and is money well spent.

Dr. Bronner’s castile soap is advertised as the 18 and 1 magic soap! Some suggested uses?

For everyday body-washing: Get wet and pour several drops of soap full-strength onto hands-washcloth-loofah. Lather up, scrub down, rinse off, and tingle fresh and clean.

For other uses: Dilute from one part soap into 40 parts water for light cleaning, to cutting it in half or using it full strength for heavy-duty grease-cutting jobs.

For laundry: Use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup for one regular load; adjust as needed depending on the hardness of your water. Adding a dash of baking soda makes it even better.

Review: I tried the castile soap for cleaning and found it effective. It also left a subtle scent of Lavender which I love. I mixed it with other essential oils and vitamin E to make a shampoo for Brayden and I as well. It worked really well! I give it an A+!

Certified by the same National Organic Program that certifies food our pump soaps are smooth and luxurious with no synthetic detergents or preservatives. Organic Shikakai comes from the seed pods of the small South Asian tree Acadia Concinna and has been used for millennia in India as a gentle conditioning cleanser for both skin and hair. We extract the Shikakai in organic sugar and grape juice and combine with Dr. Bronner’s unsurpassed castile soap base for rich emollient lather and moisturizing afterfeel. Sold in 12 oz. pump bottle.

Review: I tried the Shikakai soap as well. While I use Tea Tree oil for wipe solution and antibacterial purposes, I am not really fond of the scent. The soap leaves a strong Tea Tree scent on your hands and I got tired of that quickly. I also found that it doesn’t lather quite as well as I had hoped. It is definitely an effective hand soap, but I prefer the castile soap to this.

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*I received these products free of charge and all opinions directly expressed are my own.


About palaciosamantha
I'm a Social Media Manager for a large home decor company who enjoys staying current in trends in both the fashion and home industries. I have a passion for writing, art journaling, expressive painting, and photography. My greatest loves are my two children.

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