Product Type: Dr. Bronner Bath / Shower
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Dr. Bronner Almond Organic Liquid Soap
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Dr. Bronner Almond Organic Liquid Soap
Advantages: Eco friendly, lovely smell, and good for your skin.
Disadvantages: Can only find online.
On a quest to create a healthier environment for my family I started to experiment with different natural skincare products, while on a web search I came across Dr. Bronner pure castile soaps. This soap is now my sole companion into the shower and leaves you so fresh and squeaky clean it makes you wonder how you ever did without it, and best yet, there are NO baddies! No sulfates, parabens or preservatives here!
The Castile soaps which are one of Dr. Bronners trademarks are a ALL-in-one type which you can use as a shampoo, body wash, carpet cleaner, and pet shampoo, you name it, and this guy does it. While it seems a bit strange at first when you realize that it works as good as any other detergent you have in your cupboard, you are soon sold on it.
Dr. Bronner is a American brand that has a whole range of skin care, having researched several natural skin care products, I have found this one to be the best for quality ingredients without a hefty price tag. There are no surprises to be had here, all the ingredients are above board and surprisingly simple.
The Almond Soap is the one I bought as the smell would be suitable to the whole family, it is a rather sweet smell that reminds you of marzipan, but it fades to a subtle warm scent, after showering so the hubby doesn't mind, and actually really likes it! It is very runny in consistency so I would recommend using bath mittens or a loofah otherwise you will waste the soap, only a very small amount is needed as this soap lathers up storm, and you will have no complaints there! Your skin is left squeaky clean and smells divine.
I have another natural organic shampoo from Avalon which doesn't lather very well, so I find it rather hard to use, so Dr. Bronners castile soap was nice as it worked up a lather very easily and got all the strands soapy. My only complaint is that because it doesn't have any creams or softeners your hair gets very tangled and dry. The dryness does disappear after a few washes as your hair gets used to it. If you have short hair this isn't a problem, but if you have long hair then be prepared for some tangles. A natural hair oil spray like, almond oil and water mixed in a spray can, is useful as a stay in conditioner. After washing lightly spray your hair this makes it easier to brush.
What can I say here? It works great and is cheaper then your chemical packed pet shampoos that make your skin itch! I would recommend the tea tree oil one as it is a natural flea and lice deterrent, just make sure you don't get it near the animals eyes.
For Household use:
This works great as a floor cleaner, hand soap, and also diluted as a spray cleaner, it gets out the dirt and leaves the room smelling sweet. I haven't tried it as toothpaste or as a laundry cleaner although I am told it works for that as well.
A great investment that has terrific value for money and lasts a long time, even in my family of three, highly recommended if you are looking for alternative cleaning and body soaps , and your skin will thank you for it! It is also fairly economical as a bottle weighing 250 ml on Amazon will only set you back 4.99 pounds, and it last a century! I am taking away one star, because of the initial dryness it causes your hair, and the fact that it is very runny and therefore unless you use a loofah allot gets wasted.
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