Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soap - $9.99 and $3.75
If you haven't tried these soaps you're truly missing out. Not only are they fair trade, organic, and eco-friendly but they're really amazing products. I've been purchasing Dr. Bronner's for years now and I must say that I will never switch back. These products are so versatile (great for travel), and can be used for everything! They smell lovely as well, and it's great to know that a company that's doing so much good for the world is out there. They will always have my love and support.
Here are the 5 ways that I use these products:
1. Hand soap - The bar soap is brilliant for a hand soap in the bathroom or kitchen. Not only is it made with beautiful ingredients that are gentle on the hands, it smells amazing, and won't harm the planet when it goes down the drain. The bars are also packaged in 10% hemp-flax/90% post-consumer recycled paper and can be easily composted or recycled. How cool is that! Also, these bars are huge so they last a long time, and don't get weird when they get small. They stay velvety and soft until the end.
2. Shampoo - I switched over to using the liquid soap as a shampoo a few months ago, and I absolutely love it! There's no difference between this and other shampoos except for the fact that it's more awesome. I've used it on both natural and dyed hair and it works great. The Dr. Bronner's bars and liquid are made from the same ingredients, with the exception of potassium hydroxide for the liquid versus sodium hydroxide for the hard bar soap. Using this for shampoo is so cost efficient and sure beats out expensive eco brands in small packaging. The one downside to the liquid is that it does come in a plastic container. I transfer this liquid soap to a dark glass bottle because it's better for storage, and then recycle the plastic afterward.
3. Body Wash - The same liquid soap used for shampoo can multitask as a body wash if needed. It's super gentle, but I use this very sparingly and only when absolutely necessary. It does have a bit of citric acid in it though which is great for restoring the pH balance to the skin.
4. Facial Cleanser - Yes! That's correct. After a long day it feels so good to take a few drops of this gentle soap and wash away everything. It removes makeup completely, and the peppermint feels refreshingly tingly on clean skin. The cooling smell is wonderfully therapeutic as well.
5. House Cleaning - This can be used for everything in the home. Grease, dirt, grim, etc. It can even be used for laundry and dishes too, but I haven't tried that yet. Perhaps I should! Always dilute it with water. Usually, I just make up a small mixture of a few drops of the liquid soap and a few cups of warm water. Depending on the mess, the solution can be as thick or as watery as desired.
If you haven't tried this stuff, now is the time. It's sold online and at countless stores.
It's affordable, versatile, and beautiful! Tell them Claudia sent you. Just kidding! Or am I?