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Friday, September 24, 2010

Have you tried castile soap?

Image vis Dr. Bronners
Every time I pick up a bottle of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap to check it out, I go cross-eyed. The packaging is so busy that it hurts my head. I've been recently coming across different uses for castile soap but have been hesitant to buy it because the marketing person in me wants to scream "the packaging drives me nuts!"

Anyway, I saw a great article on buying it in bulk and making hand soap, shampoo or body wash with it. It's so versatile, you can even use it to clean your house, pets, vegetables and wash your clothes.

Do you use this? What are your thoughts? I heard it's extremely gentle and good for those with sensitive skin along with being biodegradable. I just have to get over the bad packaging and purchase some.


  1. If you haven't seen the movie "Dr. Bronners Magic Soapbox" (they have it at the Deschutes Public Library), I highly recommend it. I used to use Dr. Bronners in the shower and while I was lathering, I used to read the label and wonder what the heck the "Giant Spaceship Earth" meant. Then I saw the movie. It will make you think twice about the craziness of the label. If you still can't stand it, pour it into a plain container first.

  2. i am using it as well. I have Dr. Bronner's Lavender one and I mix it with some water for the shower. Its great for my dry skin and it really cleans my face. I've used it in my hair as well. No issues here. I just don't read the label :)

  3. LOL! I have not tried it yet either bc it has coconut in it and our son has a nut allergy and even though it's a "fruit" by definition - makes me nervous. I would love to use it though on the rest of us! The bottle hurts my head too HAHAHAHA :D



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