I got acquainted with Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap when it was used as a base to make kitchen cleaning spray on the Havaroma Aromtherapy Workshop I attended last year.
Ever since I became a mother, I have been in a look out for organic and eco-friendly products to use at home. Dr. Bronner’s soap are certified organic by the USDA National Organic Program and certified Fair Trade as written on their label. The plastic bottles they use are 100% recycled.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soaps have wide variety of soap. They have the Tea Tree Soap, Rose Soap, Peppermint Soap, Lavender Soap, Eucalyptus Soap, Citrus Orange Soap, Unscented Baby-Mild Soap and Almond Soap.
Castile soap is named after a region in Spain where soap are made with olive oil. Nowadays, castile soaps are made with vegetable oils and lye. The beauty of castile soap is that it is gentle to the skin and doesn’t strip off the skin’s natural oils.
At first glance, the packaging and label of Dr. Bronner’s Magic look generic,and simple. It looks too ‘serious’. But look closely & read the label and you would read fascinating and inspiring to almost manic soliloquy of a passionate man. The man behind their amazing soaps are far from generic nor simple. Dr. Emmanuel Bronner is an interesting man from a German-Jewish descent. He escaped Holocaust and migrated to the United States. He started a business in making homemade soaps. Dr. Bronner is also a moral philosopher with a strong belief in the goodness and unity of humanity. He use his product labels to promote his philosophy of “All-One-God-Faith” and “Moral ABC” which stems from Christian and Jewish scriptures. (Get a Dr. Bronner’s soap and read his long page full words of wisdom on its label.) So this makes Dr. Bronner’s soaps way more interesting and cooler than other soaps.
I wanted to try their Almond Soap and the Baby Unscented Soap.
I have been a sufferer of Keratosis Pilaris. It is this pesky skin condition that is unfortunately inherited whereby dry, rough, tiny bumps appear in upper arm, thighs and other parts of the body. It is also very very itchy that you can’t help but scratch causing bleeding skin, hyperpigmentation and more bumps. I have been searching for a mild but effective soap that can help me with my skin condition. Dr. Bronner’s Almond Pure Castile Soap is made for dry, itchy, wrinkled skin. It contains organic almond oils with virgin coconut, olive and jojoba oils. I am hoping this would be my Holy Grail body wash.
I just had my second baby and I wanted a bath soap for him that is non-irritating and non-drying. I made a mistake in bathing my first-born son before with this certain popular baby wash which gave my son rashes and dry flaky skin. So now, I prefer organic and hypoallergenic wash only for my kids. That is why I wanted to try the Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure Castile Soap for my sons.
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap claims that it is an 18-in-1 uses and I decided to try to put it into test with these two soaps.
- SOAP BATH – I have been using the Almond Soap for a week now and I must say it left my skin soft and supple. I didn’t feel that it dried out my skin. It left a coat of moisturising oil in my skin which I like. I love its nutty smell. I feel that this somehow tamed my dry itchy skin. I also used the Baby Scented Soap to my two sons. I love that it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals so it wouldn’t trigger allergies to my son’s sensitive skin.
- SHAVE – I diluted the Almond Soap with a bit of water and applied unto my legs before shaving. I like that my razor glided unto my legs and no razor burns or irritation were noted.
- HAND CLEANSER – I made a little hand sanitiser on-the-go by using the Almond Soap with a drop of my lemon & tea tree essential oil.
- MASSAGE OIL – I tried to use again my Almond Soap as a massage oil as added Ilang-Ilang essential oil. It can be a bit sticky but an alternative option for regular massage oils.
- WASHING CLOTHES – I tried washing my clothes with the Baby Unscented. It removed some minor stain effectively, I was surprised. I prefer using this also for my delicate underwears.
- CLEANING KITCHEN SURFACES – I have tried this before in the Havaroma Workshop by using the Baby Unscented Soap, water, white vinegar and essential oils. I used it for cleaning my kitchen tops and stove.
- WASHING FRUITS and VEGETABLES – I would soak my fruits in a bowl of water and I would drop a bit of the Baby Unscented Soap into the bowl. Then I would rinse out and viola, clean fruits and vegetables for my toddler.
- NO RASH NAPPY SOAP– I have been using the Baby Unscented Soap for my infant. I am happy that he hasn’t gotten any nappy rash. I would use it for cleaning his bottom also instead of baby wipes. I would fill a container with cotton ball, drop water & the Baby Unscented Soap and used this instead for wiping.
- SHAMPOO – I used the Almond Soap as a shampoo. It didn’t irritate my sensitive scalp and it felt softer too. I have to follow it with a conditioner to detangle my hair.
- DEODORANT – I applied a few drops of Almond Soap in my armpit. It felt a bit sticky though. But I think this is a good option for those who find regular deodorant to be too strong for their axillary area. And because Dr. Bronner’s soaps have no harsh chemicals, this is the answer for ‘no dark armpits’.
- HOT TOWEL MASSAGE – I do my home facial scrub 2x weekly. After I rinsed off the scrub from my face, I drop a bit of Baby Unscented to a wet, warm towel, wring and applied on my face. I felt so relaxed that I took a nap.
There are several other uses of the magical Dr. Bronner’s soap which I didn’t try:
12. TOOTHPASTE /13. MOUTHWASH– I didn’t try it because I would the possibility that I will be ingesting a bit of soap and I think the Peppermint Soap is the better option.
14. DOUCHE – I don’t douche. As a medical professional, I educate my patients that intimate female parts should only be cleaned externally and that they should avoid douching as much as possible.
15. TO CLEAN PETS -we don’t have pets
16. TO COOL BODY IN HOT WEATHER – I believe this is best with the Peppermint Soap
17. PEST SPRAY – We are fortunate there are no pest at home
18. DENTURE CLEANER – I don’t have dentures.
I can add in a 19th use of the soap. I use it also as my makeup brush cleaner. I dilute it with water and my makeup brushes are clean and good as new. Dr. Bronner’s Soap are definitely magical.
Are you interested in getting these magic soaps? Where can you buy these amazing soaps? The Dr. Bronner’s Soaps are available at Nature’s Glory Store or you can order online at their e-shop. Another great news is that you can bring your own Dr. Bronner’s Soap old bottle to refill it and you get to enjoy rebates too. So cool, right?
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Nature’s Glory. We received the two Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap for free. No monetary compensation is involved. All opinions are my own. Regardless, I only recommend products which I personally believe will be good for my readers.