Today I want to talk to you guys about a cleaning product that I absolutely adore (and this isn’t going to be another drinking bleach joke). I’ve been seeing a lot of friends on my Facebook page recently asking if anyone has used Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap before. It doesn’t take a mind reader to understand why; this soap has 18 uses listed right on the bottle, and it’s vegan friendly. In this day and age, everyone should be making the switch to living a cleaner lifestyle for the environment.
I was very skeptical the first time I saw a bottle at Walgreens. First off, you will find this product on the bottom shelf of the natural skincare section in most stores that I’ve seen on the East Coast. It is not going to be with the haircare or cleaning supplies or with the shave needs. Secondly, what item can use to clean my toilet bowel and then use it on my hair as a shampoo? Thirdly, why would I want to use one in the same product? That sounds disgusting.
Our idea of soap is very limited as we follow the consumer market. We have been led to believe we need a different kind of soap for everything in our household. Why? What does it matter as long as the soap works?
Let’s look at the ingredient list on Amazon:
First thing to notice, is that I know what every ingredient is. There is nothing hidden from the potential customer.
Water- the first ingredient listed on the bottle is one you would expect to be listed on most liquid cleaners. Unfortunately, that is not always the case as many cleaners have so many other ingredients listed instead of water. My shampoo currently has 3 different alcohols listed (and I will be changing it out for another one shortly).
Coconut Oil– the second ingredient is one I’d expect to be in soap, but once again this isn’t always the case. When I bought this soap originally I had planned to use it as hand soap, and it feels so soft and silky. The feel of it on my hands had me decide to try it out as shampoo. For shampoo it did well but still isn’t going to be as good as a salon grade.
I will say, the only drawback I could find is that the bottle is a bit confusing to read:
The bottle itself is a bit cool. It does give you dilution instructions as well as a history of the company all over it.
Overall, I give this product a:
If you like and subscribe to my blog, you will begin to notice that I do not give high ratings to any product unless I mean it. Don’t believe me? What about four thousand other views?