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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Review - Dr Bronner soaps

A few weeks ago I was sent three products from Dr Bronner to try out and review. Now if you don't know the range like me when I was sent them you are in for a treat.

They are organic, fair trade and vegetable based - and did I mention a pretty good price too?! And the history of the company is pretty inspiring too. Emmanuel Bronner was a third-generation German-Jewish soapmaker whose parents were killed in the Holocaust. He promoted a belief in the goodness and unity of humanity and took his recipes to America in the 1920s. It has now become the top-selling natural brand of liquid bar soaps in America.


The three I was sent were the 18-in-1 hemp citrus orange pure castile soap, another 18-in-1 lavender soap, and an all-one hemp tea tree solid soap.


Now the citrus bottle was the first one that stood out for me because I love citrus-fresh smells that leave you feeling clean. I hate it when creams and shower gels have just a 'hint' of the smell they are meant to be, but this one smells just like oranges! It's a lovely liquid soap and a little goes a long way.


Next was the solid bar of soap, which I actually had a go at using to clean my make-up brushes. Now when I usually clean my brushes they never have the squeaky-clean feel they had when I bought them, but this bar definitely helped get that feel so it gets the thumbs up from me.


And lastly was the lavender soap which is my favourite of the three. I used both of the liquid soaps in the shower, but it is worth mentioning these are not called 18-in-1 for nothing. They can be used for facial packs, on the scalp and as a soothing body rub for a start.


Their website says the 18 most common uses are as a:

* facial cleanser
* liquid hand soap
* bodywash
* bubble bath
* shampoo
* shaving cream
* toothpaste (there are some mint-flavoured products available for this)
*  mouthwash
* denture cleaner
* mint deodorant
* massage oil
* baby oil
* sun tan oil
* toilet cleaner
* car cleaner
* laundry soap
* dishwashing liquid
* pet cleaning

Not bad eh?! And kind of money saving too. I haven't worked my way through theseuses yet, but some of them do sound good. I think they are too good to be used as a toilet cleaner, car cleaner or dishwashing liquid, and would rather save them to use on myself.

They are available at Asos.com and Topshop.
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