Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dr. Bronner's Soap is Making Life Simpler!

A bunch of wild flowersLife can easily seem over whelming, with so many choices of everything, and so many different products to choose from.  I like things simple.  Why waste time and energy on over thinking things.  That is why I like Dr. Bronner's organic, liquid soap.

The quality of the soap puts my mind at ease.  The ingredient list is only all natural, organic ingredients.  So again, not much thinking required, as I can rest at ease about what's going onto, and into my family's bodies.  

All-in-one products are the best, and this soap is pretty close to being one!  We use this soap as shampoo, body wash, shaving lotion, with a small exfoliating scrubby for face washing, and hand soap.   My kids use it as shampoo, but it doesn't work for my oily hair type.  For my hair I use it with some other ingredients to make this shampoo recipe.  It works well for lathering and shaving with.  It did take my skin a week or so to get used to not having the chemically created softness that Dove soap gives, however it did adjust and now my skin is fine.  
I love using it in the foaming hand soap pumps, especially the peppermint scented one!  To get a foaming hand soap pump I just bought the Method one.  When that pump was empty I made the pump about 2/3- 3/4 of the way full of water, then added about 1/2-1 inch of the liquid soap.  It has always turned out great, and for some reason seems to last even longer than the Method soap does in it.  

The best thing about this soap, besides it being all natural, is that it saves us money!  And who doesn't like to save money?  The soap is 3X concentrated, so one bottle lasts our family 3-4 months.  The hand soap refills are a huge money saver, and all while using a product that is safe and smells good!  

There are health concerns that are avoided with this soap.  It is not anti-bacterial, as anti-bacterial soaps also kill the good bacteria that we need on our skin.  Unfortunately many common products are adding to the epidemic of cancer we are facing.  What goes on your skin can easily end up in your blood stream.  

To see if the products that you are using are of concern for hormone problems, cancer issues, etc., you can look at the EWG's 2012 Cleaning Guide, or their cosmetics database (which is currently being refreshed, so if you don't see it give it a day or two).. 

This soap is becoming more popular, which is great because that makes it easier to find.  I have found it at some Target stores for $15, the local health food store $16, Trader Joe's $10 (but only carries the peppermint scented), and online at for $15.

They have wonderful smelling scents like lavender, and peppermint, that smell sooo good!  For kids there is the baby mild, which is also used in a lot of DIY recipes.  If you really need a tear free soap I'd go with California Baby, then reuse the pump bottle for the Dr Bronner's.  Others have also use Dr. Bronner's as laundry soap and dish soap.

I hope you enjoy it too!  :)

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