11 April 2013

1 Soap, 18 Uses...



I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love me a multi-purpose product and nothing quite does 'multi-purpose' like a single soapy substance which serves up eighteen uses - cue a trusty bottle of Dr Bronner's 18-in-1 Pure Castile Liquid Soap. With a wide selection on the shelves, there's a scent to suit everyone, the bundle of benefits are endless - eighteen really being an estimate...















simply skimmed the blabber that takes over the bottle and got down to the nitty gritty starting with the ingredients list. Made with only organic oils and totalling 9 ingredients, there's not a sign of Sodium Laureth Sulfate in sight yet the runny, water-like fluid formula foams up in a single drop. Household uses aside, the beauty benefits go on - I've sloshed it on as a shampoo in an attempt to help a sudden flaky scalp, something I wouldn't recommend any more than a weekly treatment as it made my strands dry and tough to de-tangle (nothing a deep-conditioner couldn't correct!) but my head seems to have behaved ever since. Lather it up in the shower as a body wash or throw some in the tub, it's no where near as moisturising as the likes of L'Occitane's Almond Shower Oil but it's sure tackled my Winter-prone eczema patches. Fill up a foot-spa as a cleansing soak or dilute it for a mouthwash (preferably the peppermint?) but my go-to use for it is to get my makeup brush bristles back to their shiny selves - it suds up nicely, cleans them so deep they're left with a squeak and the anti-bacterial tea tree properties gets rid of germs and grime. It's safe to say its replaced a bottle of cheapy shampoo to do the job as nothing cleanses quite like it.

Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps sit firmly in the 'budget buy' category at £5.49 for 236ml, but also come in travel-friendly or bulkier-sized bottles. Other naturally fragranced members of the Bronner bunch include peppermint, almond, citrus, eucalyptus, lavender, green tea, rose or simply unscented... *aaand breathe*... take your pick!

10 comments:

  1. I wanted to love this but I didn't. I found it really drying especially on my brushes

    Beauty Fiends Blog

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    1. Ah that's a shame - I know what you mean though, it does leave them extremely squeaky! x

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  2. ohh maybe I should give this a try. at the moment I using some cheap stuff that I bought that I hated on my hair (ahem tressemme) but I like the sound of this. I use Dr bronner's hard soap and lurrrve it. i've tried almond and rose so far. funnily enough I bought a different soap and it brought back my really dry hands so I'll be purchasing the soap runny and hard! x

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    1. Ah I remember you mentioning the solid soap in a video, I'm yet to try! I'm sure you'll lurrrve this just as much ;-) x

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  3. I've been seeing this soap everywhere and I'm so glad u did a review definitely going to try it.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! It's great stuff, hope you like :-) x

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  4. I ordered the unscented version from feel unique and it arrived yesterday. It gave me the motivation to wash all my brushes last night. I don't think I'll ever go back to shampoo!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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    1. I've been the same since I've had this, don't blame you ;-) x

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  5. I just bought the rose one and I really love it for washing my brushes!

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    1. Ah glad you like it too! I think Rose is next on my list ;-) x

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