Gels/Soaps -Dr. Bronner's - dr bronners assorted scented castille soaps
angellpstone 3/16/2012 4:38:00 PM
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.
I have this powder in Translucent. It is wonderful. I use it as a highlight by swirling my brush lightly over the top. I use it as eye shadow on the days when I really want a barely there look, and because of the sheen, my deep set and hollow eyes look brightened and stand out more. This works best if you use shadow brushes specifically in only one "heart" of color at a time, and one of the hearts is even dark enough for a bit of definition in the crease. The packaging is ok, the pink is pretty, but I really prefer something a bit more sleek and sophisticated. The brush included is awful and scratchy, but when are they not? The one thing that really perplexes me about this powder is the fuschia heart of color. I wish it weren't there, and I can't come up with a reason why it is. Regardless, this is something I will surely repurchase, especially because it serves the purpose of highlight and beautiful eye color. Oh, and the smell. Why, Physician's Formula, why? It's ok, a bit sweet, just unnecessary.