I bought this because I love peppermint and I saw it on a magazine where the editor said it removes product build-up in your hair. So far, the only thing I love is the smell - I expected my skin to smell minty after using as a body wash, but I ended up with a really ... Indescribable smell, but it's definitely not pleasant. It's too drying to use for your hair unless you have an unnaturally oily scalp, and although it has so many uses, I don't see the point on spending $13 on a 32 oz bottle that I won't use that often (I wouldn't want to spend $13 on a bottle of handsoap, laundry detergent, or dishwashing liquid when I can get it for cheaper & better). Until I find some useful things to do with this, it'll sit in my bathroom, unused. continued >>
This soap is so amazing not only the fact that it is an awesome soap, but it cleans my dishes and makes it incredibly shiny! I previously used the lavender, but now that I have the peppermint, I actually like it more because for some reason, it's more moisturizing. It really tingles your body after a shower! What made it even more awesome was that I had a period stain that I stupidly left on white pants for about three to four days. I used the soap and tried to get the stain out in the sink. I scrubbed and scrubbed and it lifted most of the stain, but still needed a little more. So, I left some soap on the stain and threw it in the washing machine with the rest of my dirty clothes and once it finished, the stain was gone! Like, the stain never happened! These are white pants, like anyone can notice a stain with how white those pants are white. If I used other cleansers, it would leave a light orange stain, but not with Dr. Bronner's! I'm greatly pleased that for the price I paid, it really is a value as I don't have to purchase other cleansers. The same stuff I use to wash my body can be used to clean my home safely. Yay :) I also love how it's organic because it has ingredients safe enough to eat since our skin absorbs a whole lot of stuff and it's fair traded and I can know that the workers who produce the ingredients are treated kindly and with love on the company's part. I bought it at the Vitamin Shoppe for $5.29 for an 8oz, much cheaper than where I used to buy it at Whole Foods, which sells it at retail price $6.99. Buy this soap!
HG for me. I only use it for a body wash though. Feels amazing after continued use. I swear the appearance of my skin has improved.
I'm not normally a fan of peppermint scented things unless they smell like the actual plant, not peppermint oil, but Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap smells nice, refreshing even.
I haven't tried using Dr. Bronner's soaps for any of the gazillion purposes they list on the label (even if I wore dentures, I couldn't imagine washing them with soap) other than as a body soap. I imagine if you don't have sensitive skin, this could make a really nice, refreshing face wash (if you kept it out of your eyes, of course), but I know my face would be in agony if I put this soap on it.
There's nothing quite like washing with this soap when you're hot and sweaty and feeling disgusting. It tingles and feels nice and cool on the skin and has a nice, smooth lather in spite of the extremely thin consistency.
I do have problems with getting too much soap on my bath poof, though, particularly with the big bottles that I buy. The soap is almost as thin as water, so barely tipping the bottle makes it pour out very quickly. It takes a little getting used to to figure out how much you need to use and how to avoid pouring out too much, but it's worth the effort. continued >>
I LOVE THIS SOAP! The later is rich and creamy, and the fragrance will wake you up and leave you feeling refreshed and clean. The peppermint even tingles on your skin!! This is a fantastic shower gel, and a little bit goes a long way. I have used these shower gels in a couple of the scents (Almond, Lavender and Rose) but I come back to Peppermint always. If you have never tried Dr Bronner's soaps I would seriously consider it, they are a real treat!!
Good old Dr. Bronner's! I was turned on to this when it was given to me to heal a piercing a few years ago, and I recently purchased a large bottle of it to use as a body wash, hand soap, and what-have-you. It smells great, and is tingly and refreshing on your skin. I think it's too drying for my hair, but my fiance uses it on his and loves it. We both also use it to shave with, and it leaves my legs and his face soft and smooth. We keep a small amount in a pump by the tub since you only need a little bit and the large bottle is kind of unwieldy. The best thing about it is that it's natural and not harmful to the environment or animals, and the 32 oz. bottle should last ages.
LOL re: efrey's review....exactly my sentiments too. It is a household panacea and it makes you tingle. On hot days..I live on the Gulf Coast, I like to use it with a buffing mitt...like I imagine the korean spa ladies would use on you..and it makes you feel like you are a walking york peppermint patty afterwards.
This soap is great for many reasons. Its organic, all natural ingredients are not likely to irritate your skin or cause toxic build-up that regular chemical-laden soaps do.
Peppermint smells like candy canes or mint tea. Its smells strongly of mint, refreshing & delicious! I find that it gets me cleaner than other soaps (actually all the Dr Bronner soaps cleans my body better than regular soaps). Squeaky clean, refreshed & tingly is how I feel when I'm done showering. I don't recommend it for face& genitals because the peppermint can tingle too much for those sensitive areas.
I tried it diluted for my dishes & panties, and it works just as good as dishwashing soaps. I prefer this since its good for the skin & environment. My house smells so yummy after I'm done cleaning with this. It cuts/cleans dirt, grease & oil extremely well.
I don't recommend using this for toothpaste. I tried it since I read some reviews that it can be used for brushing teeth. YUCK, it was just like washing my mouth out with soap. It is soap and although its multi-purpose, it is not desirable for toothpaste. continued >>
This soap in bar form is too stripping. I had high hopes, but it just was too harsh for my sensitive skin. I prefer the all-purpose liquid Castile soaps.
Well, I have mixed feelings for this soap. It's probably a great household cleanser, hand soap, dish detergent... But since it says it only has organic oils in it (and I am an oil junkie for my face care), I decided to give it a try as a face wash. First, with any facial cleansers(I use Clearasil mostly), I never got that squicky clean feeling after washing. Probably because even harshest acne cleansers and scrubs respect your natural moisture and don't dissolve it completely. After this soap I had the squickiest clean feeling ever! I loved it, plus it made my skin peel, which I also liked (I thought I would save on exfoliation).It peeled my skin every time I washed my face! Then after a week problems began. My face became so dry, dull and starting to break out (from dryness, of course). One lady mentioned here that her pores have disappeared - I hope it's true for her, but what in fact might have happened is that the dull, overdried layer of the skin covers univenness (it covered my scars and I thought my face got even). My skin got out of ballance, and I brought it back to normal by giong back to my old routine.