Dr. Bronner's • dr bronners assorted scented castille soaps • Gels/Soaps
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This soap is great. And it is a SOAP. Not a detergent or surfectant. Many people do not realize this and this is where problems begin. Be sure you read up on how to use it properly, especially before you start washing your hair. After you wash your hair with this product, the cuticle will be left open, and you must use something like a vinegar rinse to close it again. I have found rinsing out the vinegar with cold water works even better, as this also helps seal the cuticle. The texture this leaves in your hair is different to what most of us are used to, because it contains no silicones or other coating agents to give you that slithery slick feeling you experience after using a traditional conditioner. Like others have said you can use this for just about anything, but on your body, face and hair, I suggest you work it into your routine slowly. Like every other wash or shampoo, then eventually using only this. DO dilute it, for any use. Check out the baby mild version, basically unscented. If you find these drying on your skin or hair, try the bar soaps, they are super-fatted and therefore more moisturizing than the liquid. If you need ideas on the plethora of uses, or guidance on how to use this for different things, check out Lisa Bronner's blog, Going Green With A Bronner Mom. It is an Excellent resource for this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I use the peppermint to wash my hair... its perfect! Not drying, no residue, just nice clean hair. My hair is pretty curly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Dr. Bonner's is famous for having a million uses for its product but here's what I routinely use it for:
For my face, body & hands I dilute it. Basically I fill up an empty bottle about halfway and fill the rest with water. Because you're diluting it, it last forever.
It effectively cleans away oil & dirt and since I use the tea tree oil one, it helps as a natural body deodorizer and prevents blemishes.
I wash my hair abut twice a week but in between washes, I use this stuff to shampoo my bangs with.
I use it full strength when cleaning my makeup brushes.
Perfect product! I'll be buying it for years to come.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love the peppermint soap for the summer, and is what I use when I go camping because I love the tingly feeling of the peppermint. The lavender soap is my makeup brush cleaner, and when added to bath water, is a nice way to relax at the end of the day. The eucalyptus scent is wonderful when I've got a cold, plus it's great for cleaning the shower. This stuff is a major bargain since you really need to dilute it as it's so concentrated.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Have been using this since I was a child. Always the peppermint. However, I have been getting into the Lavender. My skin or hair (when I use it as shampoo on camping trips) does not get stripped. Wish it came with a pump.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a great all-purpose soap! Lately, I've been using it to clean my makeup brushes. A little goes a long way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Great product. I love Dr Bronners, I use this as a body wash and also as a shampoo for my hair. You really cant go wrong with this multi tasking product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love these, I usually get the almond or the baby scent and I use it for everything. Dilute with water in a foaming handsoap bottle and you can use it for handsoap or body wash. Also a bit in a sinkful is nice for washing delicates, or you can use it as a cleaner for makeup brushes. Really love these. I use the solid bars to make my own laundry soap as well, just mix with borax and washing soda. It works really well and is cheap. A great all purpose product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the greatest soap in the entire universe. No exaggeration. I've had a sixteen-ounce bottle since the beginning of July 2011, and it's now mid-February 2012 and it's only been emptied about halfway. A tiny bit goes a long way; a few drops clean the entire body.
The ingredients are mostly organic, and the Dr. Bronner's company signed the Environmental Working Group's commitment to safe cosmetics, making this the most environmentally friendly soap on the market (probably, I have no way to confirm this).
I work as a sleep-away camp counselor all summer, and I used this everyday in the summer of 2011. I ran out of my Proactiv cleanser and couldn't get a hold of a new bottle, so I started using the peppermint on my soap. I was worried it would be too harsh dry my face out, since it has a tightening effect and feels tingly on the skin. Instead, this soap cleared my skin of acne. I've struggled with moderate- and severe acne since the age of twelve (I'm now nineteen), and Proactiv had my skin under control, but I was still regularly getting pimples. Dr. Bronner's peppermint has done more for my skin than any other product; I wear sunscreen everyday, so it wasn't the hot summer sun that did it. One of my campers noticed and said, "Wow, I never noticed you had freckles before!" I now rarely get pimples, and when I do, I only get a few as opposed to a full-face break-out. I've used this nightly since July 2011 and will not stop unless my skin changes significantly.
The messages on the bottle are a lot of fun to read, too; Dr. Bronner was one quirky, cool dude.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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 ..
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Black
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Sorry to be a bummer but the PH level of the liquid soaps are way too alkaline and strip my skin.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i love this product <3333 i use very little and it goes a long way
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
i have used this every day for almost a decade. it is amazing. people who don't like it need to realize this is SOAP. not lotion, not perfume, S-O-A-P. it strips anything and everything away with easy. if you need to get clean this is what you're looking for. and it's not tested on animals and the bottle is pretty minimal too. i just ignore the preachy writing.