The BEST cleanser for makeup brushes, got my MAC goat hair brushes back to white w/ minimal effort!
Compared to Purity, J&J Baby Shampoo, and my old fave MAC brush cleanser. Got the almond scented version.
I love this product! I have KP (keratosis pilaris) & most soaps dry my skin out. My derm suggested that I use a soap-free cleanser for my face/body. I bought the peppermint bar @ Target. I loofah my body w/this everyday, followed by using plenty of Cetaphil cream (the one sold in a tub). I also use this bar on my face w/Cetaphil spf15 face lotion. My skin is starting to clear up....it's a miracle! Give it a try. I'm sure you'll love it.
This stuff is mediocre, i'll use it to clean my bathroom. So i bought it due to the very high reviews and couldnt wait to try it out at night when i showered. I mixed it in a smart water bottle with mostly distilled water and some parts of this soap as i read other reviewers warn about. So i mixed it and when i poured it onto my bath towel it just spilled everywhere. a cold liquid going everywhere, not fun... so i lathered it up, which it did nicely by the way. and i continued to wash my body. I cleaned me, gently, but its not anything better than what my Creamery Creek soap did. Both leave your skin squeaky clean, almost toOOO clean for my taste, my body was begging for hydration and moisture after (it Is winter) . the CC soap worked a bit better than this, and i see no need to hassle myself making a new batch of soap every week when i have a bar. i bought it in almond btw, didnt care too much for the scent, smelled like fake cherry almond. I'll pass on this. Stripped my sensitive skin down.
Edit: this is pretty good for cleaning the house walls ! But not my body. What was I thinking ..
Okay, I bought the Dr. Bronner's soap in Peppermint. And I bought it at my local Target and I would say that it was fairly expensive in my opinion. Many people here that I've read used it for body care and for cleaning. My main priority to buy this was to clean my make up brushes. Right after I bought this product I went ahead and washed my make up brushes. It did do a good job, I can't complain. I traditionally use a bar of soap, or baby shampoo, or any other hand wash. This product did dry my hands out after washing my brushes and left a very odd texture to my hands. And unfortunately this wash made my brushes shed like CRAZZYYY!!! I've never seen my brushes shed soo much. My poor sigma brushes were shedding hair so badly, I have never seen it do that before. The smell somewhat bothers me too. I don't know if I will ever be purchasing it again. It does do a good job of removing traces of makeup. But i'm not sold if it's going to ruin my makeup brushes. I will give it another try, but if not, i'm going to return. This product out of the ones I saw at the store, this scent was rather OK compared to the tea tree and lavender. Those smell disgusting. It does not have a pleasant smell. This one wasn't overpowering like the others. Oh, and the way I washed my brushes were: I put about five drops of the soap in a plastic container and added about a couple of cm of warm water. I swirled the brushes in the mixture, then swirled the brush into my hand and rinsed under running warm water. I don't know if it's because of the process of how I wash my brushes. But i'm not sure if i'm going to use this product again. I was unfortunately unimpressed and I was looking forward to using this product. It was very unsatisfying.
Sorry to be a bummer but the PH level of the liquid soaps are way too alkaline and strip my skin.
I've been using Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap for almost 30 years. It's a great bargain, if you realize you can dilute it like crazy. I don't EVER use it full strength, even diluted it tends to be drying. But nothing else beats it for a refreshing shower after a stinking hot humid day. Also, as others have said, it's a horrible shampoo. I've tried the lavender (yuck) and the almond (okay) but really, my fav is the peppermint, but only for summer months.
I use this for a quick sponge bath and for all cleaning purposes. It is even useful as a shave liquid since it lathers very well. It's only drawback is as a shampoo - castille soap is not meant to go on hair, I am convinced! My hair is usually very typically easy to comb but this left it extremely tangled and dried out.
i love this product <3333 i use very little and it goes a long way
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this product yet..! Ever since I tried this soap over 4 years ago I have never once been without a bottle of it. I most often use the baby mild type but I love the peppermint kind too (great for summer!). Firstly, I love that it's all natural. No ingredients to worry about in this soap. Secondly, I used to have bad bacne and this soap really made me feel like I was getting squeaky clean -- some people with drier skin may not like this, because it can leave your skin feeling pretty dry. But if you want to feel absolutely sparkly clean this is the perfect soap. Thirdly, you can use it for EVERYTHING. I've diluted and used as a hand soap, to wash my hair (not so successful), to wash dishes, to wash clothes, to clean my bathtub, etc etc. It's really a multitasker, good for anything. Lastly, it lasts FOREVER so even though one of the big bottles runs you something like $15, it will last until the end of time so it's actually a great deal. And since it's very strong and concentrated you can dilute it and it'll last even longer. The only things that I don't like about this soap is that it hurts your eyes if you get it in them, and also some of the fragrances are sort of gross (rose, anyone? D:). But these don't in any way diminish my rating -- this stuff is absolutely amazing!
like everyone else interested in personal care products, i had heard about Dr. Bronner's forever before i finally went out last year and bought a travel sized bottle of their Peppermint soap. let me tell you- it was the best thing i've ever found for those hot, grimy, sweaty summer nights when you just want to basically strip off your whole top layer of skin! the soap cleans you so well without drying out you and leaves your skin feeling so cool, tingly and refreshed it's like personal body air-conditioning. i also loved how it was so multi-purpose; you can wash your face, hair, clothes, dishes, animals- you can even brush your teeth with this soap! but when it really comes down to it for my own personal use, i'm only using it for a bodywash, and for that reason, the liquid form just wasn't that great for me. while everyone else talks about how concentrated it is and how you only need the tiniest drop, i find the exact opposite: to get a good lather on my washcloth, i need a TON and even then i feel like i have to keep adding more. so the other day i decided to pick up the bar version of the soap and HALLELUJAH! i have found my perfection version of this product! the bar is big, non-melting and long lasting, provides TONS of frothy, foamy, minty lather and just saturates your washcloth with an abundance of cleansing goodness :D i enjoy using it so much that if i weren't having these ridiculous problems with the skin around my chin developing clogged pores, i'd definitely be using this as my head-to-toe (minus the hair) cleanser. unfortunately for my newly found finicky facial skin, i have to use something different to wash my face, but other than that, it's Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Bar all the way. if you, like me, have found yourself not as bowled over as everyone else by the liquid versions, definitely try one of the bars. it's just the greatest thing for the end of a hot summer day you could ever find. i'm going to pick up the Tea Tree one next, and then maybe the Eucalyptus. enjoy!