After cautiously circling the website for a few days, I gave in and bought a few bottles of the castille soap, almond being one of them. I find myself using it on my body everyday, and on my face several times a week. It has a gentle lather, and isn't as harsh as the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash I'm used to. I have pale, sensitive skin, and this doesn't do any harm, nor am I super tight-skinned after a shower like I am with Dove products. Sometimes I mix it with a small scoop of baking soda for a good scrub. I don't bother to dilute it--I just use 3-4 drops for my face, and several drops on a pouf while I'm in the shower. I did try it once as a shampoo, but the results were icky--clumpy, tangly hair like when I attempted to use the Burt's Bees Shampoo Bar. I had to re-shampoo.
The scent is accurately almond without being too sweet, and it doesn't linger on my skin...but I wouldn't mind a bit if it did.
I have found that sniffing the bottle for the scent (almond or otherwise) doesn't really give you accurate results of what it smells like. I think these all smell pretty disgusting at the concentration they're at in the bottle, but once mixed with water, they all smell delicious.
Oh! I almost forgot to mention that I use this to clean both the kitchen and bathroom floors. Wonderful! I try to not use scary chemicals since I have two cats, and this does the trick.
This si my favorite Dr. Bronner's soap. I love love love the scent of this soap when bathing with it. It smells like cake to me and is very calming. The only problem is that the scent does not stay after the soap washed off, but i guess that's a good thing since it's supposed to be all natural. As usual it doesn't irritate the skin and does not leave behind residue.
Yay! Ridiculously nice price, and can be used for any kind of soaping need, and will almost certainly be better than the non-natural equivalent. Less drying as a hand soap, makeup brush cleaner, body wash, and shampoo if I'm in a bind!
Hemp almond is a really low-key, not overbearing scent, I follow up with a hemp oil hand/body lotion, put on my fragrance, and the latter is what I mostly smell. Biggest recommendations.
Devine fragrance, this liquid soap makes you feel clean without drying. I filled the soap containers on every sink in the house - after a couple of weeks my husband (who notices nothing) asked me what it was, he had been enjoying it also, and said although he loves the Dr. Bronner peppermint soap he's using in the shower, he'd like to replace it with the almond when it runs out.
I love this stuff. I for one LIKE the almond smell! And I like the bottles, so there. Dr. Bronner's is a responsible company... they sponsor a camp for underprivliged children, use no animal ingredients or animal testing. This stuff can be used for soap AND shaving, which would save money in the long run. I like the liquid soap much better than the bar soap. The bars tend to break off in chunks. Plus I like to have something to read in the shower! Rinse well! Don't drink soap! OK!
the labels on the soap bottles...eh, what can i say. takes all kinds. dr. bronner's almond castille liquid soap is my HG of soaps. i cant rave about the smell, but it is the least offensive, i think, of all the other smells. and besides, the scent doesnt stay with me after the shower so that's good. but i put it on my exfoliating towel and scrub myself down and i'm squeaky clean, and i LOVE that feeling. it doesnt irritate my skin, and more recently, i've realized it make a GREAT alternative to soap or shaving creams/gels. when i shave, i'll lather up with the soap, pop on a new blade on my mach 3 power (men's razor, not the woman's kind--they always suck), and i'm getting the best shave ever with NO razorburn. Love it, and now that i think about it, i'm almost out so yes, i will buy this product again!
I actually really like this. I can't bear most supermarket bathroom soaps, nor do I care to pay for intensely-scented boutique soaps. So I bought the liquid version of this one, drawn by its claim to contain no unnecessary chemical additives.
It's the best soap I've used. I didn't find it drying, unlike supermarket brands, and it didn't irritate my skin or cause any itchiness, which usually happens to me when I use soap.
Having said that, the almond smell is not great, nor is it very almond-y. But it's inoffensive and not too strong.
I might stick with this one for a while.
Ugh! I can not fathom WHY people like these products. (Unless you are a hippie, or simply do not care about premature aging, or have SUCH dirty, nasty, oily skin that you need to be sandblasted.) This soap STRIPS away everything - good and bad - and that is NOT GOOD for those of us who want to fight off the effects of aging. Do NOT use this on your face and be very careful using it on your body. HARSH, HARSH, HARSH.
Good everyday soap for all over face and body. Definitely mix just a leetle bit with water in hand and lather up well though... it's very potent. Nice almond smell. Not too harsh but a little drying, yes. Those who like that real squeaky clean type of clean will appreciate it though. All natural a big plus. Have used for years and will buy again and who doesn't love a little crazy propaganda now and again? Read the bottle. ALL ONE!
I got the liquid version of this soap in early September because I wanted to try using a soap with "warm" fragrance during the winter months. I like the idea of this being a all natural product because most of the smelly soaps (B&BW etc.) make me sneeze and give me a rash. This soap did neither. It has a nice foamy lather and I thought the smell was heavenly. Unfortunately my hubby thought is smelled like chicken grease with almond flavoring. Of course he also loves the smell of cheap-o Vanilla Fields perfume so I don't pay much attention to what smells he likes.