Dr. Bronner's • dr bronners assorted scented castille soaps • Gels/Soaps
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
My big hippie fiance introduced me to these soaps, and I love them! I've used them on my body and face, but to be honest, I don't think that's the best application. I feel like when used on the body or hair, there's a slight residue and depending on the 'scent/flavor/type', such as peppermint, it can be too tingly or too harsh- though my fiance likes to scrub his back with this once in a while to really slough off dead skin cell build up. However for household cleaning, this AMAZING! I use this to clean my synthetic makeup brushes- it gets foundation, lipstick and concealer out incredibly fast but leaves them feeling silkier than when I bought them- plus the scents are great for those smelly brushes whose odors you can't get rid of. I also use this in addition to ACV and a few other natural household ingredients to wash my floors, counters, etc because I have pets whom I don't want to expose to harsh cleaner chemicals on a daily basis but do like having a squeaky clean house.
I used to buy these at Target, but realized I was being completely cheated when I found the big bottle at Trader Joe's for about 7 bucks. The peppermint variety also feels really good over mosquito bites and other irritations. There's an infinite amount of uses for this stuff, but the best one, according to the fiance is that when he gets bored while sitting on the crapper, he has a zany bottle to read.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
OK, so I love, love, love these soaps. The bar soap (so far I've tried Lavender and Peppermint) is very gentle and great for anyone who has irritated skin. I've used them on my finnicky acne-prone face with good results and I use them in the shower. I've also used the Lavender liquid soap as an ingredient in my homemade shampoo: liquid soap diluted w/ water and with some jojoba oil. IMPORTANT: if you going to use any type of soap to wash your hair, FOLLOW UP WITH A VINAGER RINSE or some other acidic rinse. Your hair will have a much nicer texture. The bar soap on its own has not worked well for me as a shampoo. I've also used both bar and liquid formulas to hand wash my washable menstrual pads (Lunapads), b/c I don't want any chemical detergents or fabric softeners to irritate me "down there." Price-wise Dr. Bronner's is OK. I realize I am paying more for organic. (Go organic!)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I use the lavender as a shower gel and it's perfect for my dry, sensitive skin. Plus the hubster likes the way this smells on me. This is a definite NO as a shampoo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have been using these soaps for so long. Firstly you should know that they are extremley concentrated (thats why its so great such an amazizng deal) and you must dilute liberally if you are using it on your skin. I use the tea tree when i breaking out and also to clean makeup brushes full of makeup gunk that need some anti-bacterial. I use the lavander dilluted as a hand soap and the peppermint for stains and handwashing clothes. These soaps are so natural and what soap should be (grease and dirt fighting) if you want a milder soap dillute more, if you want a heavier soap dillute less.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm always self-conscious of how many high ratings I have, but the thing is, I'm really fussy before I buy something, impulse buys the rare times I fall into error.
No error for me w/Dr. Bronner's. As a former academic brat who grew up in college towns, this brand is as familiar to me as my four pairs of battered Birkenstocks. Yes, the founder was rather eccentric, but the ethics of the company are admirably sound. This is a great product to get a big bottle of if you live in the Gulf region of the US prone to flash floods and hurricanes. A zillion uses in a pinch and little goes a long way.
Body soap and hand soap uses great. Use it to wash out bras. Though, I think it might be too much for regular use as shampoo, but you can get away with it once and while when you accidentally run out of shampoo, but try to make a point of using conditioner or de-tangler if you use it that way. Like the lavender and almond ones. The peppermint is nice, but can be too tingly for sensitive skin parts, but is a pleasant smelling household cleanser. I have heard there's a scentless version for sensitive skin that you can buy online.
Reasons for taking lippie off as follows. Have used it in a pinch for face, but it's a little too stripping for sensitive skin. Also, could see someone with super sensitive skin in for an unpleasant shock w/peppermint. But the one truly annoying thing for me is that it can clog from time to time. Not a problem to unclog, but all the same..
However, even if it doesn't work for skin uses, you can always use the remains for household stuff--nice to use a cleaning product that doesn't have loads of mysterious chemicals.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am totally converted to this! I have been using this for a year and tried both Rose and Orange/Citrus (currently have 1L of the latter) and I just love how it's so cheap and can be used for multiple purposes - face (takes off light makeup), body, hair, clothes, the dog! Although it doesn't moisturise my skin, neither did other soaps e.g. Johnson and Johnson, Lux etc. I use it with exfoliating gloves to work up a lather and it comes off easily. As for my hair it has made it less bushy and the ends are less dry which I am very grateful for, however it's a bit hard to work through hair and I notice that I my hair gets oily quickly and is surprisingly limp now even after washing (but this is only recently).. That being said I will continue to purchase because it's good value and lasts a long time.
Edit 9/9/09: I've stopped using this on my hair because it built up too much over time thus resulting in lank, oily hair and an itchy scalp, even when diluted (1/2 soap : 1/2 water). However diluted (in the past I had been using it undiluted) this product is a bit more moisturising on the skin although not for really dry areas like my legs. Edit 19/9/09: I can no longer use this on my face or ears because it makes those areas irritated and itchy..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am reviewing the peppermint variety, although I have heard they are all similar, but peppermint is the best for acne. I love this stuff. I have super oily skin, and this stuff actually makes my skin totally clean and somehow keeps my skin less oily throughout the day (I only use this as a face wash). You will love this stuff as a personal soap IF you use it properly. I have a feeling all of the negative reviews are from people who did not dilute it. If you are using it on your body, you only need a dime sized amount on a loofah (It will foam even though it has no artificial foaming ingredients). If you use it on your face, you need to dilute it, in a separate bottle. Using this as a face wash, I literally get 3 times as much as there is in the bottle, cause I dilute it 1 part soap to 2 parts water. Even when it is diluted, you only need to use a small amount to wash your face. When diluted like this it is the most amazing face wash (at least for my oily, acne/cyst prone skin) WARNING: If you do not dilute, it will dry out your skin, and leave you with a strange film. Do not use on face undiluted. Just try it. I mean sample bottles at target are only $1.99 and it's all natural. Your skin will thank you.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
for those who complaint it dries out ur skin..
right after u walk out of shower,while ur body still has some water on..
put little olive oil on ur palm and rub over ur skin.
Then use towel to absorb the excess water.
LOVELY skin u will get.
I Love this product cuz it contains no chemical in it.
I use it for EVERYTHIng.
I want to use it for laundry..but its too expensive cuz u will need quite alot of it.
I use it to clean dish..So I dun need to afraid I wll eat some residue of those chemical detergent.
Love it Love it..and I will never buy other soap other than this.
Look in the market, u will know this is the cheapest one among all other brands for organic soap. :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This soap gets such rave reviews everywhere I've always wanted to try it but couldn't find it in my area, so I was very excited when I finally found it and bought 2 little sample bottles...peppermint hemp and unscented. Well this is quite possibly the worst soap I've ever used. Both flavors left such a horrible, sticky, positively gooey coating on my skin that was so bad I had to take another shower to get it off. Creeped me out. Johnson & Johnson baby wash in vanilla oatmeal kicks this to the curb.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
My HG to use in shower and as a general skin cleanser (and household cleanser as well). Tea Tree is one of my favorite! But I adore them all!!
Don't waste your money on shower gels.... this is the best.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
No long review needed, this product is the BEST
I've got EVERYONE around me to switch their soaps to this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love Dr. Bronner's. I've bought the almond, lavender, rose and peppermint. I mixed the lavender with rose (like the mixed smell better). This stuff is great. I used to have the worst back itch and then I switched to natural products and the itch is almost gone. I dilute it 1:1 and put it in a foam dispenser. It works great. Lathers well and rinses off very quickly. Some say it's drying but I always moisturize my body after showering. I moisturize with a whipped blend I made or 100% unrefined shea butter, jojoba oil and grapeseed oil (great moisturizer for body, face and hair). I've also used it to shampoo my hair and it's so soft and clean afterwards. I also make up my own laundry detergent using borax, washing soda, oxyclean, fels naptha soap and some peppermint Dr. Bronner's (cleans better than store bought laundry detergent and is way cheaper). This product has so many uses. I also clean the bathroom with it. I tried to clean dishes with it but that didn't work out so well. You can also use it for toothpaste (I tried that but wouldn't do this everyday, it's kinda "different"). I will definitely continue buying this product and highly recommend it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've had chronic acne for the past six years...but no more. Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree soap has cleaned up my face and kept it clear. I don't even remember the last time I had a zit. Simply put, it's a freakin miracle product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
LOVE THESE SOAPS! smell amazing, cute retro packaging and leaves your skin scented and silky soft. Not expensive either... what more could a girl ask for?! x
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This review is for Dr. Bronner's in general but more specifically for the three different types that I have.
Mild Baby Bar Soap (Not sayin that is the exact name, I don't remember):
- I use it for my face, after a oil cleanser (olive oil and/or jojoba oil)
- Very light to no scent at all
- Lasts for a while, if used as a facial cleanser, one swipe wet will do
- Lathers well without sulfates and other detergents
- Not too over drying, but you will need a moisturizer if you have dry skin
Lavender Liquid Soap:
- Nice scent, if you like lavender
- Lathers well
- Versatile, varies on scent (ex. Peppermint can be used for more things like toothpaste)
- Cleans well
- Lasts forever
Lavender Bar Soap:
- I used it on my body, not face
- Gentle, may be used in intimate areas?
- Cleans well
- Goes a lot quicker than liquid
- A little pricey if used for body
Overall: I love the brand and I am so happy that I discovered it. I recently ordered the almond scent, so I am looking forward to that. If you want to simplify your life and rid the toxins in your life this can definitely help.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Black
Dr Bronners castille liquid soaps are all amazing in very different ways. I have used every version of the liquid and bar soaps except lavender.
I'm not a hippy. It just lasts much longer than regular liquids and soaps and it makes sense not to buy 10 bottle for differect purposes when I can just buy one brand and use it for everything.
NOTE -None of them are great for teeth cleaning unless you're desperate ( out camping). They all have a horrible soapy flavor, leave the teeth slippery feeling and iseriously irritate gums.
Make sure you dilute all versions 1/4 bottle to 3/4 water.
Wash your hair any of these and be prepared to look like a scarecrow before it's even dry - Yes i'm talking to YOU with the long straight fine hair AND the afro, curly or wavy haired people - This product does not discriminate who's hair it ruins and don't' believe that his Shitaki conditioner will help solve this because it won't.
***The bar soaps give the smoothest shave ever!!!
**Baby mild. It will strip you of everything but the skin on your bones like Ivory bar soap does. If you're an utter greaseball who sweats Crisco you'll LOVE this. For everyone else use for dishwashing/detergent/household cleaning ONLY. For detergent mix some baking soda in with it to stop it staining clothes with the coconut oil.
**Citrus - (bar) soap. Very drying for dry/normal. It doesn't leave a scent on your skin. Great for washing clothes though but way to harsh for skin. 1 bar lasts me for a week when I shower in the morning and at night.
**Almond - (liquid) Gorgeous scent. Great cleaning. Rate it somewhere between tea tree and peppermint for moisturizing skin. Not good for anything else but skin washing as the oil content is too high. The (bar) soap is very moisturizing but gets you clean at the same time and barely has any scent.It's pretty much the best all-round soap for skin plus household cleaning.
** Peppermint - The most moisturizing of all of them. Works wonders on face/body acne. You'll see an improvement in days. My family members totally cleared up in just one week after suffering from back/chest/face acne for 4 years.. My dry flaky skin has also improved. I can now move my face without it feeling like it's going to shatter into a thousand pieces.
It seriously opens your pores and cleans them out, minty toothpaste smell lasts forever but fades a little after an hour. This gives you that all day 'don't touch me - I'm too clean for you' just showered/brushed teeth smell that everyone would like to have all day long. Very refreshing.
WARNING: That phrase on the bottle DILUTE DILUTE DILUTE should be heeded with this one especailly.. Wash your privates with undiluted pepermint Dr Bronners strength and feel that minty burning pain all day.
** Tea tree - Heals well if you have eye/small skin irritations (cuts). Mix a little with baby mild liquid for cleaning to give house a fresh scent. Use it for body washing only if you like to smell like an old Depends wearing grandma. Wash your face with it only at night when no one comes near you. The scent fades if you use it as hand wash, otherwise this is definitely what it smells like...or maybe I've just hung around too many old people.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this soap, due to the natural ingredients and all of the uses it's supposed to have. Peppermint & Rose were the ones I bought (the peppermint is nice & minty, the rose is a sweet smelling rose). First I diluted some with water and put it in an empty foaming hand soap container, to use as a hand and body soap. It did come out nice & foamy, but it leaves a nasty residue inside the container, which made me hesitant to use it on my body since I don't want any residue there, either. Works terribly as a shampoo, so forget that (left my hair a tangled mess, full of residue). Doesn't foam at all so doesn't work as a bubble bath, all it does is make the water really dingy. Will end up using it as a dish soap, even though I find it doesn't do a good job because it doesn't really cut it on grease and leaves a film in my sink. And there's still a huge bottle to recycle. I may try the bar soap to see if that works any better, but overall I found this product to be disappointing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Let me start off by saying my hair is locked, so I am always looking for hair products that don't leave a lot of residue behind. Dr. Bronner's is pretty much revered in the dreadlock world for it's awesome cleansing power but without leaving your hair feeling stripped. I love the lavender and peppermint scents. I use them to shampoo my hair, wash dishes, wash tables, etc. It's multipurpose and completely wonderful. Even if I don't follow up with a moisturizing conditioner, my hair always dries soft and fluffy. The trick for me is to DILUTE it, because it's true form is very very potent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
After wondering what it is like for people with sensitive skin, I have suddenly found out. I have never had problems with dermatitis or eczema & I have spent weeks trying to figure out what was causing such skin allergies. I tried to eliminate products with high SLS levels, and picked this up to try. I dont go crazy for the scents, but I cant complain. It is very liquidy which makes it easy to overuse, especially with a poof - I feel like a lot of it dissipates somehow. Its more expensive than cheapy drugstore shower gel, but its not overly expensive. I recently washed my pillow cases with it, as I am not so sure that detergent isnt causing some of my problems as well. I do not know that I would use it consistently for laundry, but it lathers great in my hard water and leaves me feeling "clean" without dryness. Besides, its fair trade & organic and all that other great stuff too!
UPDATE: Just started using this on my hair...AMAZING! I was scared to try it with all the horror stories on here. Mind you my hair is long and wavy/curly too, it makes it feel so soft and smooth. It seems so rough in the shower when you use it, but nothing my cheap Suave conditioner didnt fix. This is the hair I knew I had!