I love the smell of lavender and the scent was the main reason I purchased this soap. There are plenty of products that claim to smell like lavender but don't. It's costs more than typical mass market bar soap but it's a better made, all natural product. I found this a tad drying on my body, and super drying on my face, but I need all the moisture I can get. This would be great for someone with oily or acne prone skin. I also used this to wash my brushes and it did a wonderful job. I've had a difficult time finding a product that will not only remove the dirt and oils from from my skin on the brushes, but the pigments for the make up as well.
I too agree that washing brushes is even easier with the bar version of castile soap. It takes off stubborn products like foundation, concealer, and lipstick with ease. I also really like the scent of this one and the almond soap. It smells much better than the liquid rose soap.
I've been a loyal fan of the castille soaps for a while, but I recently switched over to the bar soap version after hearing that brush washing is easier with the bar than the liquid.
Whereas I felt like the liquid soap left an irritating film on my hands, the bar soap does not. I simply wet my dirty makeup brush, swirl on the bar of soap and then the palm of my hand to get it clean. I didn't waste a lot of product (like I tend to do with the liquid soap version) and once I was done, I simply let the bar of soap dry and tucked it away in my closet (in a ziploc bag) for future washings.
This converted me to bar soap after having just used body wash for many many years. It smells wonderful, and I always feel like it's a special occasion when I use it. I found it to be very moisturizing; I know some people complain about a residue, and I do feel something on my skin after using it, but I actually quite like the feeling; feels smooth and soft!
Very yummy bar, lasts a long time, and I love that it's organic.
Dr. Bronner's soap is awesome. I purchased this for the first time while shopping through wholefoods. I initially meant to buy it because my mother puts soap in her drawers to lightly scent her clothes and for a few months, I thought nothing of using it... until temptation hit me and I couldn't control myself anymore, it smelled so good. When i did use it, I wasn't accustomed to the feeling of the residue it leaves but eventually it didn't bother me anymore. The smell is great too, not too overbearing or camphorous as some lavender scents can pull, but instead it is light and relaxing making this the perfect soap to wash your face or shower with after a long day. I even noticed my skin clearing up after using this regularly, recently returning to it after a few months hiatus. And for about 2-3 dollars, it's relatively pricier than dove or any other drugstore soap but its definitely worth it. I'm already on my second bar and have no intention of leaving, and if so, it would only be to try out the other scents.
Best discovery ever. I teach swimming and after 5+ hours in a pool you wreak of chlorine. This soap is the only wash I've found that actually takes the smell off without having to re-lather like 4 times. Amazing.
I've struggled my entire life with acne on my upper back, along with whiteheads on my shoulders and tops of my arms. I've used body washes from all over. From Olay, to LUSH, to Aveeno for sensitive skin... NOTHING would clear up the acne. I was always self conscious to wear tank tops, shirts which had low backs, bathing suits, or sometimes even short sleeves because I would have spots everywhere. I always thought the problem was ME, until I tried Dr. Bronner's castile bar soaps. I actually have avoided looking at my back and shoulders in the mirror after showering because I'm always horrified at what I see, and I pretty much always know what to expect. Acne. And it always threw me into a worse depression. So I started using this soap with a buffing shower sponge and after a couple weeks using it, I went to wring out my hair in the sink and I accidentally caught a glimpse of my back. I automatically went to cringe, when I actually did a double-take... there was NO acne. Anywhere. My skin was even toned, clear, no scarring, no red spots, no acne, no whitehaeds on my shoulders. It was perfectly clean, smooth and beautiful. That day I wore a low-back shirt and brought my hair in front so it draped over my left shoulder. That's how confident I felt and how happy i was that I could show off my back without feeling embarrassment. It's an all-natural soap. I personally love the Lavender, and the Peppermint one the best. I don't break out at all anymore. Harsh, drug store washes are basically detergent. I'm realizing now that THESE are the products which would aggravate my skin. It was the harsh washes full of chemicals that would destroy my skin. I wish I had known about Dr. Bronner's years ago when I was a teenager, but I'm very glad I know about it now. I no longer use anything else. I find the Peppermint wash can be slightly drying, so I follow up with moisturizer, but the Lavender one doesn't do this. Will continue to buy again and again. <3
I've been a fan of the liquid soaps for a while now and decided to give the bar soap a try when the lavender liquid soap was out of stock at iherb. I was worried it would be drying to my skin but I was delightfully wrong. I prefer to use this in the shower much more than the liquid kind as I find it to be less wasteful and lathers more easily. It keeps my face and back clear from breakouts as well as the liquid version.
I've been using it for more than a month now and it hasn't shrunk much at all because I keep it out of water's reach when not in use.
The only issue I have is that the scent can really burn your nose when you're washing your face with it. Other than that, I love it and would repurchase.
If you want to reduce your plastic usage and use Dr. Bronner's to shower mainly, give this a shot :)
Hallelujah for the most amazing soap discovery that will cleanse your skin without harmful chemicals, sulfates, and detergents!
My skin could never get used to those facial cleansers they sell at the local drugstore (St. Ives, Neutrogena, Alba, Olay, Ponds...you name it, I've tried it). I hated having a bathroom cabinet filled with handfuls of bottles for specific things. I just wanted ONE that would do the trick. Well, I came across Dr. Bronners Lavender Castile Soap and will never look back again!
My skin had to go through a "detox" period, because the ingredients were natural and had essential oils...products my skin had never been exposed to before. But after about a week, my skin got used to the "liquid soap" not the bar and has improved! I use it as a make-up remover and cleanser for my face & as a body wash. It smells wonderful and gets rid of the grime and dirt your skin is exposed to during the day. This soap is healthy and will clean out that bathroom cabinet of yours for sure! You can buy this at Walgreens, Whole Foods, and or a GNC Vitamin store. Price varies: I bought mine on sale for $5 (8oz) and I've used up only an ounce during the past month! Its great, affordable, durable, and a blessing! :)
This soap has a wonderful smell and doesn't dry the skin at all. I even use it for wash my hair sometimes.
Dr. Bronner's soaps are wonderful, i use to have eucaliptus and peppermint soap too. I use the liquid soaps for my washing machine and my cloths smell so fresh and fragant, it's wonderful!!.
You can find it on www.iherb.com very cheap, and if you want a $5 discount for your first order on www.iherb.com use the code LOP784 at checkout.