I love this soap. It's perfect, even for a bubble bath.
Peppermint is great for cooling the body in the hot weather months and for cleaning the scalp really well all year long. Make sure to use a conditioner on the hair afterwards, but avoid the scalp. And a note of caution to men and women -- do not get this soap in the 'private' parts! It will burn -- sting and feel that way for a while. If it happens rinse, rinse rinse!!! (My husband actually likes that sensation ODD MAN.) But this is a great soap to have on hand for man and beast alike.
This product is great. I never get skin irritations and it always washes off clean, leaving no residue on my skin. The fresh scent helps wake me up and calm me down. This is great in the summer or hotter/muggier climates because it really cools and tingles on the skin. However, just be careful when washing the "private" areas ladies and gentleman, because it really emphasizes the tingly-clean feeling. A real rush...just make sure you mix it with plenty of water in this area. Great bottle, lasts long, and is great for traveling...multi-purpose use: toothpaste, quick hand wash load of laundry in the sink, good headache rag soak, foot soak, great for a shower massage when you've got a cold or stiff muscles.
This is a great, basic, chemical-free soap for the body that has an invigorating, super-minty fragrance. I love the old-fashioned paper packaging (I have the bar soap) and creaminess (though this isn't an especially moisturizing soap). It makes me feel super-clean and the ingredients are great. I'm looking forward to trying the Lavender next!
I bought the Trader Joe's version since the bottle was smaller and I wanted to give it the $3 test run before buying the huge $9 bottle. The ingredients are the same, and I couldn't tell any difference between the scents (which I think smell gross in the bottle, but good as foam). I've used a friend's Dr. Bronner's in the shower before, but couldn't recall how I felt about the results. So, I first used a couple of drops to wash my hands, and didn't love how it made them feel. I then used it to wash the bathroom floor--heavy duty too. Clay kitty litter stuck to the floor where the sink leaked, and it worked like a charm! I then used it as a body wash, and didn't feel too tight-skinned, but very clean. No uncomfortable tingles in sensitive places, either. I love it! The soap really prepped my legs for shaving, and though I didn't use it as a shaving lube, I think I will next time. To conclude, I just went online (free shipping!) and ordered 3 bottles--the lavender, baby-mild, and almond.
I LOVE Dr. Bronners soaps. I use the peppermint to wash my body and to wash my hair. Occasionally I use it on my face but I have to follow up with a good moisturizer. In the shower it gives your body a great tingly clean feeling and this and the tea tree soap make my scalp feel great.
Dr. Bronner sure waxes philosophical on his package label, almost making me consider hiding the bottle when guests use the shower, but you can't beat this soap! TINGLY and squeaky clean! It is SO concentrated that just a teensy little bit will lather up your whole body. Consider its drugstore.com price of $11.79 for 32 whopping oz. My first bottle lasted me a year and a half, so 18 months/$11.79 = 65.5 cents per month, ~2 cents per use daily!! Here being environmentally friendly doesn't mean wallet-abusive. Because of the thin, lathery texture, this stuff is GOLD for shaving legs if you are craving that effective, screw-what-the-magazines-say-I'm-going-against-the-grain shave that leaves you super smooth! Also great for hot-foot-soaks! I will definitely buy again and again...My summer yang to my winter yin, which is philosophy's cinnamon buns 3-in-1 body wash.
Wow! This is like a breathe mint for your body! I've known about this soap for 2 decades now, but never tried it until recently when I received it as a gift. I love the strong peppermint kick, but like others have stated: Be careful near sensitive areas! If you're looking to get squeaky clean, this soap is for you. It really does strip away all traces of oil and dirt. I was also surprised by the explosion of lather. Wow! I will definitely keep a bottle of this on hand.
Very pepperminty smell! It makes my whole bathroom smell nice! I work out a lot (especially in the summer) and as result I sweat a LOT (especially in the summer) and this is one of the few things that makes me feel clean. Just don't get it in your eyes - it stings like you wouldn't believe!
Oh, and it is a bit harsh, as some of the other reviews have said, but that's why the bottle says you should dilute it! Probably not a good product if you have sensitive skin, though.
In the summer, when it is hot and disgusting out, I race home so that I can take a cool shower with Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castille soap. It is the most wonderful thing in the universe when you are hot and sticky from a long day. You step out of the shower and the air hits your skin after being refreshed with the peppermint oil soap, and the world seems bearable again. This is one of my "must have" summer products, all for a whopping $4 a bottle (of course, I remember when it was $1 for the travel bottle, but I am old, so hey.)
Not to mention that this product is a multitasker's dream: I have used it on camping trips to do my dishes, clean my scalp (long backpacking trip=no shower=no daily shampoo), and toothpaste (not my favorite use, but it works). I've used it full strength to spot clean my hardwood floors at home, and to get bugs off of my windshield. Heck, there's even reading materials printed on the bottle, for your entertainment! (The old bottles even had a recipe for homemade birth control, but I don't think they're printing that dubious use anymore....) Not to mention the tingly properties of this product for a different sort of entertainment (but you'd better dilute it!) I once had a male roomate who used this full-strength in the shower, and we all had a good laugh listening to him shout "What the...##$$@@!" Good times, good times.
If your skin is very dry, definitely use a lotion after this, as the peppermint soap is drying (the almond one is moisturizing, so maybe blend it with that.)Just remember, in the words of Dr. Bronner: "Dilute! Dilute! OK!"