Castile Liquid Soap-Peppermint Dr. Br…


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Susan I bought this because I decided to go with more natural soaps. This stuff is so thin (watered down-like) it won't even stay on the sponge. Therefore I am wasting it using more & more product. Never again. Will go back to thick, rich Method Dish Soaps.

Squeaky Clean The folks here who bash the product obviously have not followed the instructions to dilute this soap to a fare-thee-well before using. It's not always easy to find the instructions hidden among the rantings on the label, but you need to Dilute, dilute, dilute! Ok! :-)



For hand soap, I use 1 Tablespoon of Peppermint Soap to 8 oz water in a foaming container. This one tablespoon of product lasts over a month in my house. My husband always uses the hand soap foam to remove his collar stains and any greasy stains on his clothing - Simply pretreat and wash as usual (with normal detergent, not Dr. Bronners) I use the hand soap concentration on a wrung out, wet cloth to clean walls and woodwork. Grime and fingerprints disappear and the room is left with a pleasant, light scent. The key to all of this is to dilute, dilute, dilute!



For bath or shower use, you still need to dilute, which leaves you with a very thin, watery, cleaner. To use it, you have to either get a foaming container or a spray bottle - just spritz, foam up with a washcloth, puff, or loofah, then rinse. If you have unpleasant tingly sensations or you can't rinse off easily, then you need to dilute the product even further.



I cannot claim the stuff works well as a shampoo, because I have long, fine hair. Dr. Bronner's leaves my hair a dried and tanged mess. But my husband has coarse short hair and loves using diluted Dr. Bronner's as a shampoo, he says it leaves his hair really clean.



At the strengths I'm writing about, you will use less than a penny's worth of soap to wash each day. No other cleaner can come close in terms of effectiveness or economy. Dr. Bronner may have had an "interesting" point of view as far as religion was concerned, but he sure knew how to make wonderful soap!

VicariousNotion When I find something that meets my needs, I tend to stick with it unless I find something better. When it comes to soap for my face and body, Dr. Bronner's is a superior product in every way that is important to me. In order of importance: copious sudsing with effective cleaning; gentle on skin/non-drying;; chemical free and clean rinsing, leaving no residue on me OR in my glass and tile shower. Your needs may vary, but it meets all my needs perfectly. I predilute for daily showers-1 to 4 in a pump bottle and use as needed during showering, with a washcloth. It can be diluted further and still be effective, but I like my suds.



What surprised me about this soap, which I bought for body wash in the shower, is how good it is for the FACE. My face just feels "normal" after washing. It takes off my daily makeup, but I still have to use an oil based remover beforehand, if I have a waterproof mascara on. It takes off the rest and removes the oily residue from the mascara remover. I have no NEED for scrubs, toners and moisturizers anymore. I have thrown out my various "used once" face washes, toners and a plethora of acne treatments; all the STUPID bottles of body washes (olay, neutrogena, Dove-etc) and "beauty" bars of every kind taking up room under the bathroom sink are now in the trashcan. I use the Bronner's nearly every day, the St. Ives scrub once a week (as needed, on face and body) and an AHA moisturizer that I continue to use twice a week on my face. I use a variety of brands of cosmetics..too many to list, both oil and water based.



Please, never stop making this magic soap and never change the formula, even if you have to raise the pricing on it. It is already a HUGE bargain for those of us who have done the math comparing the QUALITY and effectiveness of Bronner's with nearly every other soap available and after factoring in all the other facial products that are required to combat the effects of using ordinary soaps, it's value is obvious.



-R

melpom When I find something that meets my needs, I tend to stick with it unless I find something better. When it comes to soap for my face and body, Dr. Bronner's is a superior product in every way that is important to me. In order of importance: copious sudsing with effective cleaning; gentle on skin/non-drying;; chemical free and clean rinsing, leaving no residue on me OR in my glass and tile shower. Your needs may vary, but it meets all my needs perfectly. I predilute for daily showers-1 to 4 in a pump bottle and use as needed during showering, with a washcloth. It can be diluted further and still be effective, but I like my suds.



What surprised me about this soap, which I bought for body wash in the shower, is how good it is for the FACE. My face just feels "normal" after washing. It takes off my daily makeup, but I still have to use an oil based remover beforehand, if I have a waterproof mascara on. It takes off the rest and removes the oily residue from the mascara remover. I have no NEED for scrubs, toners and moisturizers anymore. I have thrown out my various "used once" face washes, toners and a plethora of acne treatments; all the STUPID bottles of body washes (olay, neutrogena, Dove-etc) and "beauty" bars of every kind taking up room under the bathroom sink are now in the trashcan. I use the Bronner's nearly every day, the St. Ives scrub once a week (as needed, on face and body) and an AHA moisturizer that I continue to use twice a week on my face. I use a variety of brands of cosmetics..too many to list, both oil and water based.



Please, never stop making this magic soap and never change the formula, even if you have to raise the pricing on it. It is already a HUGE bargain for those of us who have done the math comparing the QUALITY and effectiveness of Bronner's with nearly every other soap available and after factoring in all the other facial products that are required to combat the effects of using ordinary soaps, it's value is obvious.



-R

L This is THE best soap! REAL soap, not sudsy, petroleum based, preservative laden detergent. Liquid body washes, hand "soaps" and even bar "soaps" are not really soap. Most are made from toxic, petroleum derived oils and sodium laurel sulphate to make them suds.



I have rosacea (red, bumpy, sensitive skin on face and chest), which has been getting progressively worse over the last few years. I have taken hormones, antibiotics, steriod creams, and other prescriptions as well, each with only limited temporary results. My skin was only getting worse. Someone suggested I try Dr. Bronner's soap, so I did. And I'm so glad I tried it! I'm now thinking a big part of my problem was the artificial ingredients in my other cleansers (and I've tried all the expensive ones). None of them contained any true natural soap. I never even knew there was a difference!



Well, I'm sold on this. I put a little full strength in a travel bottle and filled the rest with water to use in the shower. My skin gets clean. REALLY clean. This is important especially since I live in Florida where it is very warm and humid a good part of the year. My skin was just accumulating oil and never really getting clean unless I did a complete steam facial.



The first week I used this, my skin felt really sensitive, stinging a little while washing. My face started flaking and peeling somewhat ( I also use Retin-A cream prescribed by my Dr) so I was not that concerned. I stuck with the regimine. It was like I had gotten a chemical peel (yes, done that before, too). Well, a week later, all the "dead" skin peeled off completely and now my skin is like new! I can't believe it! I'm not sure why my skin peeled like that, but maybe my old cleanser was not exfoliating properly in conjunction with my Retin A. The Dr. Bronner's seems to work perfectly together with my prescription. After washing my face, I dab a little olive oil on my skin and it drinks it in. My skin is soft, less redness, no bumps or rough patches, oiliness is more normalized. Bonus- freckles are lighter! Now I'm using Dr. Bronner's on my body in the shower, as well and my arms and legs are so smooth and soft. Immediately after stepping out of the shower, I smooth on a little olive oil and my skin glows. Maybe the olive oil works especially well with this soap because the soap is a natural product. Before, when I used "body wash", the oil would just sit on top of my skin.



This soap has sooo many uses. I think I've found my all purpose cleaning product. I diluted it with water and put it in a spray bottle to clean my counter tops and shower tiles. I diluted it in a bucket of water to clean my tile floors, no rinsing either, by the way. I put 1 cup of Borax, 1 cup of washing soda, and 1/4 cup of Dr. Bronner's liquid in a food processor, pulsed it a few time to mix well and used 2 tablespoons of this for laundry detergent (works great for laundry). My clothes and towels come out fresh, clean, and really soft. No need for fab softener. I store this in a Rubbermaid container and used a coffee scoop to measure. This amount of laundry soap lasts my family of 5 about a month, so you can do the math on the savings. I also mixed it with water into a Bath&BodyWorks foaming hand soap dispenser and use it at the sinks (my kids love it)for hand washing.



If you are searching for a natural, organic ingredient product that has multiple uses, is non toxic and works great, try this soap! I highly recommend it. I'm looking forward to trying the other varieties of this soap (maybe Rose or Almond next).

Marcelebrate Dr. Bronners soap packs more uses per ounce than anything out there. I've used it for washing myself, washing dishes and even brushing my teeth (but just a drop!). The peppermint scent is by far the best, especially if you plan to use it on those chompers. Lavender breath just doesn't seem right.



Tip: Try putting it in a dropper bottle. On a three day backpacking trip, for example, I can bring only 0.5oz worth and it's more than enough.

Beth We use this for 'making' all kinds of soaps & cleansers in our house

Try re-filling any foaming pump style container (e.g. method) with a couple teaspoons of this, a couple drops of essential oil of lavender, grapefruit, etc. and filling the rest with water for a great hand-soap. I also use it straight with drops of essential lavender oil for my bath gel and also for our children. It makes a great shampoo for them, as well. I add it to vinegar, peroxide, water & essential oil of peppermint for a multi-purpose spray cleanser (try re-filling an empty spray container) and a multi-surface floor cleanser (I refilled an old Dish Detergent squirting bottle) for hardwood floors and polished concrete.

I initially bought it for the non-toxic health benefits but quickly realized how economical it it. You can get the other scented versions but I prefer to have this and then add whatever oils I want. Plus, this is super sensitive for babies. I used it right after mine were born with no added oils.

Brae This soap is absolutely amazing. All of the fragrances smell lovely, but peppermint is a good oldie but goodie. This soap has been around since beginning of time. It is ACTUALLY "natural" and "organic" unlike all the other companies out there cheating people out with cancer and birth defect causing chemicals. All I need is Dr. B's soaps!

Heather This isn't like the original Dr. Bronner's soaps since it doesn't have as many uses. It says on the label that it can be used on hair and body. I tried it on my hair (which is super thick, coarse and long, mind you) and it made it tangly and oily at the roots, like it hadn't cleaned it properly. However, I love this stuff as a body wash. It is way more moisturizing than the Dr. Bronner's all-in-one soaps (which I'm still a huge fan of) and it lathers wonderfully in a gentle, non-detergent sort of way. It is brown when it squirts out, but it smells lovely, contains no chemicals or evil stuff, and 2-3 squirts is enough for a full body wash. Also, I have sensitive skin and this has not made me break out or develop any itchy rashes. I'm definetly buying more of this stuff when I run out since I have never found a better bodywash. Dr. Bronners has them all beat!

foster I love using multi-purpose shower products whenever possible (simplifies routine), and my favorite [shower] scent is mint, particularly peppermint with a crisp, clean zing. This product is both. I didn't try all of the advertised 18 possible uses. However, I did shower with it as a shampoo/body wash during hot and muggy summer weather, and my hair and skin felt clean and cool IMMEDIATELY.



When I first opened the bottle at home, the product had a dull mint and dried lawn grass smell, and the bottle was so full that it dribbled and smeared all over the bottle. I wasn't confident in its cleaning abilities after the first encounter and was very self-conscious at the time because of job interviews and attempts at networking. Had I known then what I know now, I wouldn't have put off trying this product for so long.



The product was phenomenal in the shower: less than a cap-full thoroughly washed my hair and whole body, leaving orange-sized mounds of fluffy aromatic lather in the shower for hours. The lather deodorized the bathroom (with a 3-cat litter box, too) when I opened the shower door hours later. It left no residual splotches of discoloration or grime, just a refreshing scent.



A little bit of the product went a long way, cleansed my oily skin and hair thoroughly, rinsed easily, and left my hair and skin feeling soft, cool, comfortably dry, and simply moisturized (not lotion-coated or moisturizer-saturated) for hours. The crisp feeling on my skin in the shower lasted all day but without getting dry-then-oily like it usually does when I feel squeaky clean from a shower. I think Dr. Bronner's peppermint castile soap is a good value and merits a second chance if its first impression is underwhelming.



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