I heard about Dr. Bronner's before I went "all natural" because somebody recommended it to my bf, I think for his hair or something. After reading about it I was intrigued but never thought of purchasing it for myself until I wanted to rid myself of toxic products. I got rid of like 10 products and replaced them all with three Dr. Bronner's soaps, including this one. I use this one for laundry, cleaning and body wash primarily because of the scent and that it is liquid. I love lavender so I cannot speak for the scent since that will be biased. It is not mixed with other scents so you will get strictly lavender. I heard that you should dilute it, but since I use it on laundry I really do not have to do it for that since I use very little. For body wash I add a few drops to a wascloth or loofah and lather with water. I love the versatility and how pure the ingredients are. Great for after the gym!
A fantastic product with a multitude of uses. I use the peppermint in the laundry or bath, as well as for hands. During last Christmas, we had brought in our tree and trimmed branches off. Of course when you do that, you always end up with a bunch of sap on your hands that is impossible to get off unless you have some of that heavy duty stuff that mechanics use.... yuck. This washed the sap off pronto, with no scrubbing, or other ridiculous antics. Also used a small dab on a pot my son had used to fry fish in, dissolved the oil and grunge at the bottom instantly. I use the lavendar for laundry, bath, face (diluted), dishes, fabric refresher (again diluted), and even in my Hoover Floor Mate! I also use this soap in the kitchen and bathroom diluted and mixed with hydrogen peroxide for a non-chemical way to clean and sanitize it. I use this in the tub with a microfiber cloth and have rid myself of all those pesky bumps of my legs, arms, and back, too!!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
in love? yes i am. i use this for a lot of things now :) i used it to clean my tub, toilet, countertops, stove, makeup brushes, beauty sponge, and to remove my makeup!!!
does it work? yes it does!
i love that you can dilute this stuff and it works wonders.
well worth it.
This soap is amazing! It suds up so well, and the smell is ridiculous! My true love for body soap! Everyone says their favorite scent is Peppermint, in this line but Lavender is the best! It doesn't dry out your skin, even in the winter time. Really fragrant and lovely. It doesn't make you smell like a hippy but its organic and biodegradable! The best thing to do is to dilute this soap. Its so concentrated. You can really make this last and stretch this out.
I bought this on sale at my local organic food store. Paid $6.99 for a 16 oz bottle. Lavender scent is light and relaxing. The suds from this soap is mild and very refreshing. My skin felt light and clean. I recommend this product and would definitely buy more. I currently use Aveda skin cleanser I think I paid $29 for a 5 oz bottle (guesstimate). I love the fresh scent of aveda products but I like the price of Dr. Bronner's. Their website offers monthly specials as well. Checkout www.drbronner.com for more info.
After using this stuff, I can't go back to other soaps and body washes. I just don't feel quite as clean when I use anything else. I love the REAL lavender smell, and the fact that it doesn't have a huge list of chemicals that I'm putting on my skin. I react easily to artificial colors and fragrances, and this stuff doesn't have them, so there's nothing to fear there. My only complaint is that it dries me out a little bit, but that's fine with me, because using lotion is better than feeling greasy after a shower.
Yum. I love that this is gentle, doesn't contain the potentially harmful ingredients many cosmetics contain and is not tested on animals. Lovely lavender smell, not too sweet. The container is a bit of a drag because it often gets plugged, but that is remedied easily enough - I use a hair clip to poke through the gunk. I also like peppermint, rose and unscented (I haven't tried any other scents), but I like lavender best. I use Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps in the shower (I shave with them actually) and as hand soap. I like the weird, eccentric rant on the simple purple and white label.
I purchased Dr. Bronner's because I am in the process of removing sulphates from all of my cleansing products. This soap smells like real lavender, not fake perfume - if you like lavender then you will really enjoy this soap. Even though I read that its concentrated I started using it full strength as shower gel and it irritated my skin a little. So I diluted it, 1 part soap to 7 parts water, and I was so surprised by how much lather I get with my shower puff. It is very watery so you have to be careful not to over pour. I put it in a pump dispenser and only need 1 pump on the puff. I tend to get a bit of bacne in the winter and this is helping to prevent and treat. The few blemishes I had have cleared up so quickly. I love how this product is multipurpose. I use it for household cleaning diluted in water. I also made a spray cleanser by combining water, vinegar, borax and a few squirts of Dr. Bronner's, its perfect for cleaning countertops, stovetops etc. Its great for washing lingerie and other handwashables, I even add a squirt to my unscented natural laundry detergent in the machine just for the aroma. My clothes smell so divine! So many uses and because you dilute it, its really inexpensive. Awesome product!
I love to take this stuff and dilute it to roughly 1 part soap: 7 parts water. Basically, just a thin layer of soap to cover the bottom of the soap pump bottle then fill the rest with water and shake to mix. It is super-gentle when diluted to the right ratio and I find it thoroughly removes my make-up without drying out my face. When I first started using this mixture my skin was drying out, so I had to adjust my mixture for less soap, more water. I also now apply jojoba oil (sometimes I also use Juice Beauty's Organic Moisturizing Concentrate) right after washing my face to keep my skin moisturized. My skin is much clearer now than it has been in the past three years. I like the smell of this soap, and since lavender is supposed to be anti-bacterial, I thought it was a good match for my acne-prone skin. I credit my skin's improvement to switching over to more gentle, pure products that don't irritate my skin. All of the Dr. Bronner's soaps are shining examples of this "less is more" attitude. I like to use this particular scent mixed with water and vinegar to clean my bathtub and shower, it can also be used (diluted) as a body wash, bubble bath, and hand soap. I've used it with great success on my makeup brushes that were clogged up with mineral make-up, I think though I'll use the baby version of this soap next time since the lavender smell got a little funky on the brushes after a few days. I use a small squirt of the eucalyptus scent to wash my dog (a 17 year old dachshund-chihuahua with sensitive skin), and dilute the citrus scent to wash my dishes and the kitchen floor with. I use the rose scented one to wash delicate clothing and lingerie with. I also use this soap to wash my car (just a squirt into a bucket of water and you're good to go)! Awesome stuff.
After years of using "moisturizing gel," "shower cream," etc... it took me a week or so to fall in love with this stuff. But I L-O-V-E, love it now!
It definitely leaves a different feeling on the skin; as in, my skin feels CLEAN and not overloaded with heavy moisturizers. I do find that I prefer using this with a shower poof thing, and when I do so the suds are fantastic. I was surprised to get so many suds from and SLS free soap. It rinses clean, doesn't hang on my skin (or clash with my everyday fragrance), but it smells wonderful in the shower. Like the previous poster said, it smells of actual lavender... not fake lavender made sweet or medicinal. And the medium-sized bottle has lasted me over 6 months. I dry off, use my scent-free Curel moisturizer, and I haven't noticed any itchy dryness whatsoever.
One last thing, I tend to have small patches of eczema pop up. For me, I am able to keep them under control with hemp seed oil. I use The Body Shop's Hemp Hand Protector when my hands get bad, but since using this everyday, I haven't had the patches on my arms whatsoever. Anyway... Can't think of one thing that I would change! And I'm sold on trying other scents as well.