clears acne and reduces oil on skin..peppermint is a testosterone hormone blocker even on the surface of skin... so this controls oil. same as ifyou drink spearmint/peppermint tea you will reduce oily face 50% in 3 days
look it up I did it I was shocked:) just sharing the wonders of peppermint
google peppermint,oily skin
or spearmint,oily skin
I justused thebar soap version of this... loveit.. rinse but not completely youknow..leave some "residue" on purpose.. if youhave VERY oily skin.. and that peppermint action.. in blocking testosterone oil will work :)
I have been using Dr. Bronner's soap (in various scents, not just Peppermint) for about 15 years. The liquid form is my HG hand soap, and I also love it for face-washing and for deep-cleaning my makeup brushes.
The difference is that this is an oil-based soap, rather than a detergent. So it doesn't strip the acid mantle off your skin. It simply dissolves the oils so they can be gently rinsed away. It is the ONLY soap I can use on my hands in the winter.
The bottle says "dilute! dilute! dilute!" and they are not kidding about that. For hand soap, I mix 40% soap, 60% water in a soap dispenser. For face wash, I dispense a bit of the above solution into a palm-full of water, and lather it in my hands before applying to my face. To wash delicate fabrics, I use 1-2 squirts in a sinkful of water-- just enough to make the water cloudy.
I have oily but sensitive skin. This soap does not leave my skin dry or tight, and it doesn't aggravate acne or irritate my skin -- as long as I dilute it before applying.
The gentlest formulas are the baby-mild (unscented), rose, and eucalyptus. Lavender, peppermint, and tea tree are more astringent. Almond is somewhere in between (pretty neutral in my opinion).
It may seem a bit pricey, but keep in mind that you should be diluting it by at least 50% for any purpose.
BTW, I would not use this on my hair. Although it works great on brushes and sweaters, it fails miserably as a shampoo.
I am a big fan of Dr. Bronner's and this feels wonderful, especially on a hot day or as a pick-me-up early in the morning. I love the cooling sensation on my skin, just be careful not to get it on the nether regions. It lathers really good and doesn't make me break out. In fact, I use it mostly on breakout prone areas to keep them clear and soft. A little goes a long way too, so a bottle lasts a long time.
This is yummy ,refreshing, a real pick me up . It lathers wonderfully. Well worth the money !
I always have a bottle of this in my shower. I don't use it every day but sometimes I just NEED this soap. I use it as body cleanser. It is very refreshing and tingly. It rinses off well and never dries my skin. I think it is probably safe for the skin of any adult or child over 7. (I don't know anything about babies. It might be safe for them too. I just don't know.) This is the perfect body wash for warm weather. Seriously, try it. It is also perfect for when you need to feel more, ahem, fresh.
I have used it as shampoo before in a pinch. It is safe to use as shampoo but honestly it will make your hair feel like straw until you dump conditioner on it.
Highly recommended as a household staple.
The best body wash, hands down. If I'm not using the original Dove bar, I like reaching for this. This is so refreshing all year-round, since I live in the tropics... truly a lifesaver after a balmy night on the town. I even think the packaging is perfect. The quirky sayings on the bottle are a hoot. I buy this by the bulk at my local Vitamin World whenever they have specials. I also use this as a face wash in a pinch whenever I run out of my Aveeno calming face wash. I agree with the "dilute... dilute" advice. It does have peppermint oil in it, so yes, do DILUTE!
I use this, diluted, as a facial cleanser. I've also tried the citrus scent (both in liquid form), and they both work pretty well on my oily, acne-prone skin (i have moderately severe acne). No miracle, but it seems to help. I also add a few crushed niacinamide tablets and a few drops of each of the following EOs to the diluted Dr. B's:
This concoction seems even better at controlling my acne than Dr. B's alone. Adding tea tree oil (enough for a 5-10% solution of so) makes it even more powerful, but I only sometimes do that since I'm not a big fan of the TTO scent.
This didn't do anything for me except wash makeup brushes! I've tried everything- face wash, body wash/gel, bath bubbles- terrible dry skin afterwards!! Very good for cleaning makeup brushes... but I'll just use my regular hand soap for that! Thank goodness I bought the small size at Target.
I have used every version of the liquid and bar soaps except lavender. I use the citrus liquid for washing up. Tea Tree/Peppermint if my face feels clogged with make up. Almond for hand washing (it breaks my body out for some reason), baby mild for showering. Rose/lcitrus for cleaning floors. Dr Bronners castille liquid soaps are all amazing in very different ways.
NOTE -None of them are great for teeth cleaning unless you're desperate and out camping. They all have a horrible soapy flavor, leave the teeth slippery feeling and seriously irritate gums. They also contain glycerin which stops the teeth fromre-mineralizing.
Make sure you dilute all versions 1/4 bottle to 3/4 water.
Wash your hair any of these and be prepared to look like a rasta and scare the birds before it's even dry - Yes i'm talking to YOU with the long straight fine hair AND the afro, curly or wavy hair - This product does not discriminate who's hair it ruins and don't' believe that his Shitaki conditioner will help solve this because it won't.
***Buy some $2 squirt bottles and fill each of them with the different versions and place them around the house.
** Peppermint - The most moisturizing of all of them. Works wonders on face/body acne. You'll see an improvement in days. My family members totally cleared up in just one week after suffering from back/chest/face acne for 4 years.. My dry flaky skin has also improved. I can now move my face without it feeling like it's going to shatter into a thousand pieces.
It seriously opens your pores and cleans them out, minty toothpaste smell lasts forever but fades a little after an hour. This gives you that all day 'don't touch me - I'm too clean for you' just showered smell that everyone would like to have all day long. Very refreshing.
WARNING: That phrase on the bottle DILUTE DILUTE DILUTE should be heeded to with this one especailly.. Wash your privates with undiluted pepermint Dr Bronners and you'll feel like you sat on a lit match.
The peppermint version completely cleared up his acne evrywhere and he looks normal again so it ran out yesterday and I went to the beauty supply store where they sell it cheaper than at Whole Foods and bought another bottle of that and the almond one..........
The almond version cleans like the tea tree one. The peppermint seems to have the same healing quality as the tea tree one also. The difference is that the peppermint one is more moiturizing and smells less like your Depends wearing cough mixture smelling grandma and the almond one smells like marzipan so I'm not going to repurchase the tea tree one again.
I'll also be repurchasing the baby mild to do my washing up and cleaning.
Yesterday I decided to try one of my old drug store soaps I had stored away and let me tell you, I could feel the difference straight away. My skin started itching and it never did that before when I used it before I started using more natural soaps.
A fantastic product with a multitude of uses. I use the peppermint in the laundry or bath, as well as for hands. During last Christmas, we had brought in our tree and trimmed branches off. Of course when you do that, you always end up with a bunch of sap on your hands that is impossible to get off unless you have some of that heavy duty stuff that mechanics use.... yuck. This washed the sap off pronto, with no scrubbing, or other ridiculous antics. Also used a small dab on a pot my son had used to fry fish in, dissolved the oil and grunge at the bottom instantly. I use the lavendar for laundry, bath, face (diluted), dishes, fabric refresher (again diluted), and even in my Hoover Floor Mate! I also use this soap in the kitchen and bathroom diluted and mixed with hydrogen peroxide for a non-chemical way to clean and sanitize it.