I just got this soap and I already love it! I use it in the shower to wash everything. It makes my hair and scalp feel super clean but I definitely recommend using the Dr. Bronner's conditioner because it does make your hair slightly dry. The smell is also wonderful! I'm obsessed with lavender and this is the perfect kind. It isn't floral it's true lavender smell!
I'm still deciding whether I like using it as a facial cleanser because it does feel slightly drying. And be sure to avoid the eye area because it makes the skin there feel really tight and dry.
I love Dr. Bronner's Lavender bar soap. The smell is so good, neither too medicinal nor too sweet. It lathers up very well, so silky! I really look forward to showering with this soap. I love that it's all natural, and am a fan of the whole Dr. Bronner's line. I do wish it was a bit more moisturizing, but I've honestly never found a body wash or soap that was moisturizing enough on its own. Ah well, that's what body lotion is for. Anyway, I definitely recommend this, am now on my fourth bar and plan to continue using this for a long time.
This is the BEST soap I've ever purchased to wash my face! I'm sure it is good all over, but for my sensitive/combination face, I would get breakouts using expensive products like DDF gel cleansers and origins. Now I know better - less harsh ingredients work well for my skin. I only use the BAR soap for my face, the gel would probably be too drying. For those who use the gel, you have to dilute it or else it will dry you out a lot.
I really like this soap. It smells amazing! Like real lavender. I hate when I buy a lavender-scented product & it smells like perfumey crap or Old Spice. I use it mainly for body-washing, but I sometimes use it as shampoo if my hair is really dirty. I shampoo with this, then follow with Organix Pomegranate shampoo & it leaves my hair really silky. I haven't had the guts yet to just use the soap alone though. Maybe someday, lol... I've noticed that when I shower with this, I do not get that tight, dry feeling on my skin when I dry off, which is really cool. I tried washing my face with this a few days ago too, and I broke out REALLY bad, so I don't recommend it for facial use.
I use this soap to wash my hair since lavender is good for dandruff. I tried the tea tree soap and it dried out my hair like crazy. The lavender keeps it nice and soft. I will never use shampoo nor conditioner since shampoo contains sulfates and strip your scalp of natural oils and conditioner coats your hair. So, your hair really isn't healthy; it's coated with quaternary ammonium compounds (formaldehyde releasers) and silicones. Upon using Dr. Bronner's soap to wash my hair, initinally, my hair felt thick and rough. That's because the coatings on my hair were coming off irregularly. My hair was going through the "detox". If you keep using it, you'll notice your hair becomes softer without the use of conditioner. This soap does exactly that. It doesn't coat your hair; it keeps it clean and soft. With continued use, you will have the hair you remebered from childhood. It's a great thing to know your hair will be truly healthy without anything to mask it.
I bought this while on a trip in the US and I am really sorry I bought only one bar. It is one of the best soaps I have tried. I love the milky creamy foam it gives and the fact that it lathers so easily. I don't find it drying and the scent is very soft and relaxing. It lasted a reasonable time given the creamy consistency. I have to find a way to buy this over internet.
Dr. Bronner's are the only soaps I use in the shower. Lavender if I shower before bed, peppermint to wake up in the morning, tea tree when I shower after working out. The BAR form is much more environmentally friendly- lasts longer, weighs less to ship, recycled paper wrapper with soy inks. Skin Deep gives all of these soaps a 1-2 out of 10 for safety (lower is better).
I do not like this soap at all.It is one of the worst soap I have ever tried.It is so drying that it made my skin so dry and itchy.I also find this soap clogging my pores on my face.Do not waste your money on this one.
Smells divine and leaves me feeling squeaky clean without the dryness associated with other bar soaps. Good stuff. Oh and it's cheap as all get out!!!
This is the first bar of soap I've picked up from Dr. Bronner's. The scent for this bar is nice and strong. The bar itself is firm, so it lasts a while and doesn't get too melty in the shower. My only complaint is that it's slightly drying. I probably prefer Kiss My Face's olive line for "natural" bar soaps, but Dr. Bronner's is pretty decent too. I bought mine at my local Target, but it's much cheaper at vitacost.com (though Kiss My Face is cheaper yet).