Dr Bronner's Tea Tree Liquid Castille Soap is an '18 in 1' naturally antiseptic soap that helps heal cuts and bruises as well as skin conditions lime acne and psoriasis. It's priced from £1.99 for a 59ml bottle, to £13.99 for 946ml, or you can even get a gallon bottle of the stuff for £44.99!
The packaging is ok, the flip top lid makes it convenient to use, though the hole in the top could be smaller as I find I often end up with more than I needed because it runs so quickly out of the bottle. I don't like the look of the bottle though, the design is just so cluttered I think it looks awful.
The consistency of this soap is not like any other liquid soap I've used, it really is just a runny liquid like water, there's no substance to it to stop it from just running everywhere, so you do have to be quick and careful with it. You only need a few drops of this so don't go pouring loads out like a regular body wash or shower gel, you really don't need it.
It's meant to have 18 uses including for using as a household cleanser and all sorts of other things, but I mainly just use it as a body wash in the shower. It lathers really nicely and feels lovely and soft and creamy against my skin. It does smell of teat tree as you'd expect, but it's not a really strong or overpowering smell so it really shouldn't be an issue for most people.
When I wash it off my skin is left feeling really clean and soft and smooth, and it doesn't have any of that 'tight' feeling that traditional soaps can cause. I started using this because I was getting spots and itchy patches on my back and the tops of my legs, and within a few days using this they'd cleared right up and my skin was back to normal. I've also tried it on my face and it's gentle enough to use every day but effectively controls breakouts.
I have used this in one other way, and that's to deter spiders from coming into my room! When I moved into my new place I was seeing so many huge spiders running around, so I looked online and found out that they hate the smell of tea tree, so I dilute some of this in some water and wipe round all the window and door frames of my room, and since I started doing this I haven't seen a single spider in my bedroom! You do have to be careful if you have pets though because apparently tea tree can be very poisonous to cats!
Yes, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants a natural antibacterial product. I use so little of it each time that it works out at fantastic value for money too!
This soap came recommended as being good for acne or blemish-prone skin, due to its antiseptic tea-tree oil. I personally found it to be too harsh to use on the face, but it is still a great product. I use it as a hand wash any time I want to be sure that my hands are thoroughly clean and I also actually use it as a cleaning product! It's great for cleaning the bathroom sink, bath and shower and I have used it, diluted, to mop the floor. It's also good to use on the kitchen sink, or anywhere where you want to be rid of potential germs and bacteria. It makes an excellent alternative to using bleach. and the tea-tree leaves the place smelling clean.
It contains natural ingredients and no detergents or industrial chemicals as you would usually find in soap.
The product can often be found in independent health food stores or ethnic grocers, or you can buy it online. Sample sizes are also available on the net.
Ingredients: Water, Organic Coconut Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Organic Olive Oil, Tea Tree Extract, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol / CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin / Dr Bronner's Organic Tea Tree Castile Liquid Soap is a natural antiseptic that helps heal cuts and bruises as well as skin conditions like acne dermatitis and psoriasis / All oils and essential oils are certified organic to the National Organic Standards Program / Packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles /