Review of Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castille Soap by Ms_Stressa
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!"