Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap

[Product Review]



What's in your shampoo and shower foam? Take a look and most likely you will find at least these three ingredients: surfactant, preservatives and colour. 


Commercial Shampoo

Surfactant is used to produce foam for lather so that you think it will help you wash the grime and grease away your hair/body. Preservatives are used to extend the shelf life of the product, of course. And colour is added to match the desired artificial fragrance that the manufacturer has added in. Fwah! That's a lot of undesirable chemicals in that bottle of shampoo/shower foam we use daily! 


Commercial Shower Cream

Certainly, we probably only shampoo our hair for one or two minutes, and lather our bodies with the shower foam in less than five minutes. But if you multiply five minutes by the no. of days in a year and then multiply it by your age, that is a very substantial period of time you have exposed yourselves to these harmful chemicals!

When you put shampoo or conditioner onto your scalp, 20 blood vessels, 650 sweat glands, and 1,000 nerve endings are soaked in the toxins. These toxins are absorbed through your skin, they bypass your liver and enter your bloodstream and tissues (read article by Dr. Mercola here). I fazed at the thought of it. From Mercola's article, I learnt that cosmetics and their ingredients do not have to undergo any type of approval process before hitting store shelves, and the terms "natural" and "organic" have no definitions. In other words, when it comes to cosmetics labeling, it's a free for all. Isn't that frightening? 

I received some samples of Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Magic Soaps for trial last month. Say what? 18-in-1? I was a little skeptical until I received them, used them and researched more about them.




Castile soap means an all-vegetable-based soap. It is a simple ecological soap – not a complex blend of detergents with a higher ecological impact due to the waste stream created during manufacturing. These days, there are too many synthetic detergent blends that caused great skin problems.



Dr. Bronner's liquid soap is infused with essential oils for different purposes. You can refer to this link to decide which types suit you. If you are sensitive to direct skin contact with scented essential oil, do opt for the unscented one. It is suitable for babies too!

I used this for showering

Posted on Nature's Glory's website and Dr. Lisa Bronner's blog, there are 18 ways you could use this soap.




So far I have tried using it for:

Washing of hands
I transferred Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Lavender Soap to a small bottle for easy handling

Washing of Hair

Showering

Washing of clothes

Washing of floor and washing of dishes

I like how this liquid soap is so harmless to our bodies and yet can be multi-tasked. It totally changed my perception on how we should and could use liquid soap. I am looking forward to the day when all my detergents are depleted. I will then only have Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap for my household. What a way to declutter the house!

Dr. Bronner's Castile Liquid Soap is available in FairPrice Finest (organic section), naturaworks, Amazon, Gmarket and Nature's Glory, of course. Do give it a try, you will be amazed how handy this soap is. Happy discovering!

FairPrice Finest is selling Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap at $29.90 per 946ml


11 comments

  1. I'm trying out this soap too!! so far using it for body wash and hands.. Haven't try washing clothing yet. :)

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  2. 18 in 1 uses?! Wow, that does sound like a tall order! Does it need to be mixed with a separate formula to say, wash clothes, use as toothpaste or bathe pets?
    On an entirely random note, your hair looks much shorter than I remember when we met! Haha!

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  3. A bit pricey but sounds good! Especially for those with more sensitive skin conditions I suppose. Amazing that there are so many uses!

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  4. I really love to use organic products. They are safe and gentle for kids as well sensitive skin of adults. Thanks for sharing about this brand.

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  5. Wow 18 in 1 uses!! So versatile and I guess that justifies the cost :P

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  6. Good to know there is another good product in the market. Price do look a little steep; but for 18-in-1 use; probably value for $. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Good to know there is another good product in the market. Price do look a little steep; but for 18-in-1 use; probably value for $. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Wow, I heard of Dr Bronner. Been wanting to try it. Organic products is good. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow, I heard of Dr Bronner. Been wanting to try it. Organic products is good. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I need to check this one out as got a sensitive skin and especially my hands are prone to dermatitis.

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