I got interested in the Dr Bronner’s Magic soaps when I first heard that it can be used in 18 ways as claimed on the product label and their website. I also wanted to use more organic and eco-friendly products that would not be too harsh on my skin.
Dr Bronner’s magic soaps are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program, as well as certified Fair Trade and packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic bottles.
Dr Bronner’s magic soaps are pure castile soaps made with pure organic oils. Castile soap is a vegetable soap traditionally made from 100% pure olive oil, water, and lye. This is a vegan product because it does not include any animal fats as some other soaps might. It also does not contain any sulfates or harsh synthetic detergents.
The soaps contain relatively good amounts of therapeutic high quality grade essential oil as well as jojoba oil, coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil to enhance its penetration deep into the skin for tender loving care, as your skin is after all the largest organ of your body.
Dr Bronner has 5 generations and over 150 years of soap-making excellence which can be traced back to the family’s German-Jewish soap making tradition.
Today, Dr Bronner’s children continue to uphold the soap making tradition and put all the sayings of their father on the bottle label in loving memory of him.
Lavender oil has a rich antiseptic and anti-inflammatory component. While it is suitable for all skin types, it’s best for skin troubled with eczema, acne, and skin burns with minor infection.
Unscented Baby-Mild Pure Castile Soap
If you have sensitive skin prone to allergies, try using the Unscented Baby-Mild Soap as it is 100% unscented and does not contain chemical additives, synthetic fragrances and parabens that will trigger an allergy. It is so safe and gentle that it can be used for new-born babies.
The Lavender Pure Castile Soap and Unscented Baby-Mild Pure Castile Soap cost only $11.90 each from Nature’s Glory, it is such a steal and value-for-money!
Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap pH is 8-9 (undiluted) and 6-7 (diluted).
A high alkaline soap will strip the skin of its natural oils and so you’ll need to dilute the soaps in many instances.
18 Ways to Use Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps?
2. Face Wash: Put two to three drops on wet hands and wash your face as per normal.
3. Shampoo: Work the soap into your damp hair and follow with a conditioner to detangle it.
Note: I tried using the soap as recommended for my face, body and hair and it is so drying and my skin felt stripped of its moisture. So the next day, I proceeded to dilute one part of soap to one part of water and it felt less drying but I would still not recommend it for everyday use.
4. Body bath or Foot bath: To give yourself a good pamper, put roughly two tablespoons of the soap into the water for a relaxing body or foot bath.
5. No Rash Baby Soap: Use the Unscented Baby-Mild Pure Castile Soap (remember to dilute first with water) which is highly recommended for infants. As it only contain organic ingredients, it will be especially gentle on your baby’s skin.
6. Shaving Cream: Dilute one part of soap to one part of water to create the perfect shaving lubricant.
7. Clearing Congestion: If you are feeling under the weather, try putting one tablespoon of soap into a bowl of steaming hot water; drape a towel over your head and then slowly breathe in the mist. This is particularly good with the Peppermint-scented soap.
You can also do a Hot Towel Massage by adding a drop onto a wet hot towel and apply it on your face or body.
8. Laundry: Use 1/3 – 1/2 cup of soap for a load of laundry in a normal washer. You can throw in some baking soda to remove stains and make your white clothes whiter!
Do you know that even Levi’s Strauss & Co uses this magic soap to wash their jeans?
9. Washing Dishes, Toilets & Surfaces: When hand washing dishes, dilute the soap 1:10 parts with water, and put the diluted mix onto a scrub brush. You can also mix a few drops into a pail of water, add in some baking soda and you have an organic toilet cleaner ready at your disposal.
10. Fruit/Vegetable Rinse: A single drop of soap in a pail of water can wash your fruits and vegetables clean. For best results, use the Unscented Baby-Mild Pure Castile Soap and then wash off liberally with water.
11. Pet Washing: Apply a liberal amount of soap on the wet fur of your pets and work up a good lather to prevent ticks and fleas.
12. Pest Spray: Add one teaspoon of soap to 1 litre of water in a spray bottle and spray on the affected areas.
13. Douche: This is the gentlest wash for your most intimate area!
14. Denture Cleaner: Mix a few drops of the soap in water for the perfect denture cleanser.
15. Hand Cleaner On-The-Go: Apply one drop on the hands to act as a germ-killing and moisturising hand cleaner.
What I would not recommend doing for the Soaps
16. Toothpaste: Dr Bronner recommended adding a drop of the soap onto your toothpaste to clean your teeth and protect the gums.
I don’t really recommend doing this as it feels weird to have soap inside your mouth.
17. Mouth Wash: Again nobody likes having soap in their mouth.
18. Deodorant: Dr Bronner recommended putting a few drops of soap on your underarms.
I don’t recommend this as you do not want to feel sticky there all day long as you perspire.
The soaps do not leave my skin feeling super soft and luxurious but I do get this fresh, clean feeling that I love. The lavender scent is my favourite as it smells really refreshing after a bath.
Being organic, I do not expect the soaps to produce a lot of foam and I was right. By diluting the soaps with water before use, it also does not feel so drying and has the added benefit of making the product last longer. So remember to dilute the soaps!
Dr Bronner’s products are available at Nature’s Glory retail store or e-shop at their website.
You can now bring your own bottles of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap for refilling at Nature’s Glory to reduce waste and enjoy rebates. Thank you for saving the environment! 🙂
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No monetary compensation was received for this product review and all opinions expressed were my own.