Most commercial soap manufacturers skimp on quality because of cost and use lots of tallow from beef fat with a little bit of coconut or palm kernel oil. Commercial soaps also use synthetic detergents.
Try the Peppermint – you’ll love it for everything!
From Vitacost.com (buy 32 oz for about $8):
Supermild Castile has outstanding water softening and cleansing powers, preferable to harsh soap & defattening synthetics.
For everyday bodywashing:
Keep out of eyes - if product does get in eyes, wash out with water. Don't drink the soap.Soap clouds when cold - less than 50°F.
If soap clouds, put in warm room or water - soap clears at 70°F.
- Always dilute for Shave-Shampoo-Massage-Dental-Soap Bath!
- Peppermint is nature's own unsurpassed fragrant deodorant!
- For massage, dilute 1 part in 10 parts hot water! Not oil!
- Apply Peppermint Soap undiluted, to clean ant-mosquito-tick-fly!
- Dilute with hot water to clean & freshen from head to toe!
- Peppermint Oil Soap for Dispensers-Uniforms-Baby-Beach!
- 3 dashes in water rinse most Sprays off fruit fruit & vegetables!
- For facial packs, scalp & soothing body rub, add dash on bath towel in sink of hot water. Wring out. Lay over face & scalp. Massage with fingertips. Repeat 3 or 4 times 'til arms, legs & all are rubbed, always towards the heart. Rinse towel in plain hot water and massage again. Breathe deeply!
The best soap in all of soapland, September 23, 2007
Kyle Swanson (Austin, TX United States) -
Been loving the Bronner's for some decades now. The peppermint has only recently been toned down; now I can put it on my nether regions and not tingle to the edge of wincing. If it's too strong, just dilute it in the bottle; it'll still do what it does best: clean! Yes folks, NOTHING will clean and refresh your skin like Bronner's. Strips off all the dirt but leaves your natural oils. Pure castille soap with zero additives except for the essential oils. Makes you realize how much of a film the artificial soaps leave; dove and ivory are a joke next to Bronner's.
It also is THE soap for hard water areas; this stuff lathers when nothing else will. A gallon is an amazing deal, lasts forever and is about half the cost of buying the small bottles (Vitamin Shoppe has some excellent deals on many items of many sorts; check their site out). Bronner's is also great for washing hair, cleaning counters, dishes, etc, and even brushing your teeth. Sometimes when I camp it's the only thing I take for all of the above; Dr. B's does it all.
The only problem is it's no good for telling your kids you'll wash their mouths out with soap; it kind of tastes good! I also love the almond soap, maybe even more than this one. Lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, etc; all are good in their own way. Try 'em all and find your favorite. You'll never use another soap again.