The Magic and Reality of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap ReviewOn my mission to make my house green and non toxic, I came across chatter on the web about the wonders of Castile Soap, specifically, Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. I was intrigued because my mom says my grandmother used to use Castile Soap to wash her delicate clothes back in the 50′s and 60′s, and it is made from either Coconut Oil or, if it’s pure Castile Soap, made from Olive Oil and contains no sulfates or harsh synthetic detergents. I have very dry skin and have always had to fight off eczema, especially in the winter time, so I knew it was something I wanted to try. I read that there are many uses for the soap – an ingredient in homemade cleaning products, homemade laundry detergent, hand soap, body wash, shampoo and more. I thought it must be too good to be true, but I was feeling optimistic at the time, and decided to buy a whole GALLON from Amazon for $50.

Are the claims right? Some of them are. It’s my new favorite under-the-sink house and body cleaning tool. First of all, you can buy Dr. Bronner’s on Amazon and other sites, and also at your local health food store and even at Target! I found Amazon’s prices to be the cheapest, and even got free shipping with free super saver shipping (but had to be very patient as I waited for a week for it come in – it was a long week!). I read a gallon could last 6 months to a year, depending on how you use it. I think mine will last a year or longer!

Dr. Bronner’s is so cool because it comes in many different scents – Lavender, Almond, Peppermint, Tea Tree Oil , Eucalyptus, Rose, and Citrus. It also comes in Baby Mild to use on your baby. I’ve used Peppermint, Almond, and Lavender. Surprisingly, I did not like the almond scented one for cleaning products. I love the peppermint one for laundry and cleaning products, and the lavender and almond for beauty care (body wash, hand soap).

Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap Label

Once you get your bottle, you might take a moment to read the text that’s written ALL over it, like “Absolute Cleanliness is Godliness! Teach the Moral ABC that unites all mankind free, instantly 6 billion strong & we’re All-One. Listen Children Eternal Father Eternally One!” Apparently, Dr. Bronner thought he was God’s prophet for making soap, and he was in a mental hospital for a while, however, he was a victim of the Holocaust, so he can write whatever he wants to! His children put all of his sayings on the bottles to commemorate their father. It might scare off a newbie to green cleaning, but it made me feel like a renegade hippie! If you’re the really curious type, you can watch a mini-movie about him.

But, you don’t necessarily have to buy Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. There are many other companies that make it, but I love that this one is made from all organic ingredients and is fair trade. Double bonus.

Here’s how I use my Dr. Bronner’s:

  • Body Wash and baby shampoo recipe everyone in my house (there are 5 of us) uses Dr. Bronner’s to wash our birthday suits. It’s very gentle and doesn’t strip the skin’s natural sebum.
  • Foaming Hand Soap: I use about 7/8 filtered water and 1/8 Castile Soap in my hand soap, although you can use more if you like it. It suds up really well, even with this little. Add 20-30 drops of Tea Tree Oil to make it antibacterial soap.
  • All Purpose Household Cleaner: I use it as an ingredient in a homemade household cleaner. I got the recipe from the book, “Clean House, Clean Planet” and wrote a post about it! You can also use it in a very diluted form to mop the floors and clean other surfaces in the house. When mixed with baking soda, it makes a great cleaner in the kitchen to use on countertops.
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner - Castile Soap works really well to clean nasty toilet bowls! Click on the link for my recipe.
  • You could also fill a spray trigger bottle with mostly water, then add 1-2 tablespoons of Dr. Bronner’s to use as a household cleaner. Add a tablespoon of baking powder for scrubbing action! Or just dab some of the soap on a washcloth or sponge and scrub away – great for cleaning smudges off of cabinets, walls, etc.
  • Homemade Laundry Detergent: This is one of my favorite ways to use Dr. Bronner’s. I use only a 1/2 cup in 2 gallons of detergent, so it goes a long way! It makes detergent SO cheap and it just makes it even better that it’s green! (More on that coming soon!)
  • An Overnight Dish Cleaning Soak: Dr. Bronner’s is AWESOME at getting hard water stains, stuck on grease and food off the bottom of pots, pans, glassware, and baking dishes. I just squirt enough straight out of the bottle to cover the bottom of the pot or pan and let it sit overnight. The next morning I rinse it out and voila! Every time I’ve done it the stains are completely gone!
  • Shampoo with essential oils – very gentle way to wash your hair!

The Not-So Magical Side of Dr. Bronner’s

We tried it as a dishwashing soap to hand wash dishes in the sink but didn’t like it at all (the liquid version). It doesn’t create any suds and I had a hard time getting grease and food off of the dishes. Now, it would work if left to soak for several hours or overnight. Green cleaners like this one just take longer to work, but I don’t always have that kind of patience! I have seen recipes where it was used successfully grated and melted on the stove.

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  1. I can’t wait to give this post my Undivided attention..am def interested;love being INFORMED!
    Thank you for sharng with me on Like Gramma’s House..surely all GRAMMAS should know [or learn] info like this,right? Please visit again when you can linger for “awhile” [southern expression].
    -Jonell
    Brundidge, Alabama

  2. Thanks for the info, I tried to find it at my local grocery/drugstore, didn’t have it. I’m going to Target so I can now look there. :) Found you at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.

  3. Anastasia says:

    There’s a great documentary on Dr. Bronner that I streamed on Netflix the other day. It’s called Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox. He certainly was an eccentric character who led an interesting life, to say the very least.

  4. I first heard about Dr Bronner’s from my OB/GYN. She suggested using it on my ‘girly bits’ when taking antibiotics. A friend of hers SWORE that it prevented yeast infections. We use it daily, and I haven’t had one since!

  5. I use it for everything…including a shampoo…the hairdresser always raves about how healthy and shiny my hair is….

  6. Great post and ways to use Dr.Bronner’s.
    Though I must say I love it for shampooing. I use the lavender bar for my hair. Love it :). I’d been doing the baking soda for a very long time, with vinegar rinses. Eventually my hair became brittle and broke a lot ( this I have found has happened to many ). Switching over to Bronner’s bar made a huge difference. My hair went back to it’s smooth shiny self, stopped breaking ,etc… And I do a raw apple cider vinegar rinse only once a week or less.

    • That’s good to hear! I hadn’t heard anyone who likes it for shampooing yet, so it’s nice to hear it does work. Amazing stuff- can use it all over the house and on the body! I hadn’t heard that baking soda can make the hair brittle and break. Interesting. I’ve been very happy with it so far.

  7. Anonymous says:

    We have been using Dr. Bronner’s soaps for over 40 years. If you use it as a shampoo, you might want to rinse your hair with baking soda and water to soften it. For dish washing, add a little baking soda for squeaky clean dishes. You can use that same water for soaking pots and pans. If push comes to shove, it is even safe enough to brush your teeth with, although the taste is awful. I like to shower with lavender at night before going to bed to help me sleep and then just a quick shower with peppermint in the morning to help me wake up. Peggy

    • Great suggestions! Thanks for sharing! I have read about it using it as toothpaste and tried it and it was yucky! Great idea to shower with lavender and peppermint. I’ve only bought peppermint and almond before and can’t wait to buy the lavender one!

  8. I use the same recipe for body wash but put it in an old foaming hand soap bottle. We use the baby/mild or lavender. My husband and I both love it.

  9. Love Dr. Bronners but was disappointed at your assessment of the meaning behind the “rantings” on the bottle. I agree that they initially put me off but once I researched it I learned that his parents were killed in the Holocaust and he narrowly escaped it. In his grief, he developed a spiritual perspective that we are “all one” and need to love and support each other. Our crazy govn’t at the time wanted to silence him (his rantings sounded socialist to them) so they literally kidnapped him when he was traveling for business, put him in an institution and gave him a frontal lobotomy!!! Look at how the company is run… it is the ultimate expression of his values. They even have a rule that the highest paid person in the company can make no more than 5 times the lowest. I wish more companies were run like that!

    • Oh wow, Rachel, thank you for sharing that. It seems I misjudged him. From the video I saw of him, they said he had manic depression and was very sick. However, people were misdiagnosed all the time back then and people with mental illnesses were treated terribly, like animals, so I should’ve looked into it further. And escaping the Holocaust would make anyone ill. I love how the company is run, I had no idea. I will have to add your info to the post!

      • paula mayer says:

        he was obviously bipolar and DID NOT have a lobotomy-or it didn’t work. I was amazed watching the documentary that NOBODY in his family mentioned his so obvious mental illness!!! Talk about denial

    • I met the guy, and wonderful as his soap is, my professional opinion is that he was bonkers. Nice guy, did good things with his money, but bonkers. :) His family property is right by where I grew up and worked as a young adult.

      • When you think about what the man witnessed and experienced in his life, it’s amazing he is even alive. I’ll give him a hall pass for being a bit looney; I’d be, too.

  10. They have a rinse called Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Hair Conditioning Rinse. Smells like citrus and it made my long hair, nice and shiny. Takes some getting used to. After washin my hair with Dr Bronner’s soap I would then use the conditioning rinse. You take a capful of the, thick brown, stuff and then add it to a cup of water and then pour it on your hair. Works pretty good. Without the rinse my hair felt like straw.

  11. You can also get the Peppermint liquid and bar at Trader Joe’s. The liquid is $9.99 for 32 oz at my TJ’s.

  12. If you mix one part Dr Bronner’s to two parts coconut milk, it makes an awesome silky and lather-y shampoo. I have tightly curled hair and it worked well for me. I used a little coconut oil post-shower to help detangle and keep smooth.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hi! I just wanted to say I love your webpage, and I am starting a more organic lifestyle, so all of your great advice has been amazing! Thanks! Just a quick note, I found the peppermint castille soap on sale on Amazon for $39.40 from “The Clean Boutique”.Even more of a discount :) Just thought I would share :) Also, if you order all 3 gallons together, it is $125.40.

  14. I didn’t see it in any of the other comments but I would suggest for cleaning you use the Dr. Bronners Sals Suds! Amazing!! I make my own dishwasher detergent, dish soap and all purpose cleaner with that stuff and it cuts grease amazingly! I get it on vitacost and a gallon usually lasts us over a year.

    • Yes, you’re right. Sal Suds is great for cleaning, laundry and washing dishes. I haven’t bought it yet because I wanted to just buy one gallon of the regular Dr. Bronners so I could use it on everything. I was trying to save money. But, I do wanna try it. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Anonymous says:

    I use Dr. Bronners babymild castile soap on all of my children (6 of them). It is NOT tear free, so you have to be careful not to get it on their face and we all have very sensitive skin. I use vinegar as a rinse for my hair after shampooing with the liquid castile soap. It works great on the whole family and we all have long hair. I also love the Sal Suds for dishwashing and kitchen cleaning.

    • Very good to know. I suspected it wasn’t tear free, which is too bad. It’s so hard to keep it out of their eyes when they’re babies, like mine. Guess I’ll have to find a way to make my own or buy something expensive like California Baby!

  16. Dr. Bronner’s has always been my “camping” soap…pure and natural and won’t hurt anything. Peppermint is my favorite, and feels great after a day of hiking and baking in the summer sun…so cooling on tired tootsies…and as a shampoo…you just have to rinse well. Your hair will feel a little different because you stripped off the wax from the store brand. I’ve had good luck with dish washing…but will confess to not insisting on the strictest of standards when we’re camping. And the bottle is somewhat amusing!! My bottle is carefully guarded and has been with me more than 10 years.

  17. Great post! I bought a bottle about a month ago and have yet to use it, just today I pulled it out and was going to google differents uses for it. Thanks alot because now I dont have to that.

  18. I use the peppermint as body wash for my kids and my four year old shivered when I washed her and said “ohh, that’s spicy soap!” So now we call it spicy soap.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I have been using Dr. Bronner soap for a while.

    As far as it not sudsing, since it is so green and safe, it has none of the preservatives used to make it lathery.

    “They” added the suds to soap, because it worked well in focus groups. Lathering used to be used as a selling point.

    Basically, suds are not good for you….

    Love your blog!
    Kris

  20. Anonymous says:

    Why do you need to dilute it? We just poor some on wash cloths and wash our bodies with it — straight from the bottle – are we supposed to dilute it with water? We use tea tree dr.bronner’s

  21. Thank you for sharing the benefits of this wonderful product! I’ve been using Dr. Bronner’s Eucalyptus for two decades for just about everything, including cleaning my tattoo shops. It’s one of the rare cleaners to take tattoo ink off a linoleum floor (mixed with a little isopropyl alcohol). I live right outside Cooperstown, NY, and found Dr. B’s at the hardware store. I was overjoyed. Being a dialysis patient, it’s imperative that you stay as healthy as possible, and Dr. B’s helps immensely. Thanks again.

  22. Hi! I wanted to share my shampoo experiences with Doc Bronner’s soap. :) I had gorgeous dreadlocks for years, and I used the castile soap as a shampoo like once a week or so. The one with tea tree oil will keep anything from growing in the dreads too. And the lavender one just smells soooooo good! I was so happy to have dreads that smelled that awesome. :) I used to cut it about 1:4 in water…
    Anyways! Thanks!

    • I think it helped my dreads get tighter because of how well it stripped all the oil off my roots. So I still wouldn’t recommend it for regular hair. :)

  23. Anonymous says:

    love your site, and to add to the doc b’s list of awesome, as one poster said for camping- those of us who go to the burning man festival out in the black rock desert love this stuff! since it’s a dry lakebed, and not a sand desert, the alkali dust really can do a number on your skin. using doc b’s as a thin moisturizer and foot rub really helps the dry, flaky sore stuff go away. i use the lavender and just rub a small amount on my feet and never have a worry. plus, it’s eco-awesome to boot!

    -lee b

  24. I totally agree with you about not using Dr. Bonner’s as shampoo. I took a travel bottle with me on a backpacking trip to Europe, and my hair was so limp, greasy, and gross. I ended up buying some crazy lime green shampoo (chock full of chemicals, I’m sure) and my hair looked much better.

    • It might have been that your hair wasn’t used to gentle soap, actually. I use diluted baking soda as shampoo (see the Green Homemaking tab) and my hair had to go through a transition period first where it was greasy. But man I love it now!

  25. I used Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds on cloth diaper laundry when my daughter was still wearing them! I loved it. I still use it occasionally for laundry and cleaning.

  26. My daughter has eczema. I have tried everything! After reading a blog suggesting detergent which is different than soap I decided to try it. After 1week her eczema was completely gone!! She has struggled with this for 6 years. We use it in our laundry full strength 1/4 cup per load. That was one of the goals to eliminate laundry detergent. Then I use straight vinegar as softener. Cleans my cloths great! We also use it in the bath. I usually for her just put a little in the bath water. After I started using it I also stopped getting yeast infections as someone else stated. Defiantly worth trying!

  27. I made the laundry soap but was wondering how much do I put in the washer for a regular size load? Thanks and love your site!!

    • Did you make it from my other post – the one with super washing soda and borax, too? Then, I use 3/4 cup of that recipe. The commenter below has replied correctly, that if you use Dr. Bronner’s straight (undiluted) or Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds, use 1/4 to 1/3 cup per load. However, it’s much cheaper and lasts much longer if you make it from the recipe I wrote about.

  28. The company’s web site simply says to use 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the liquid soap for laundry. You can add baking power, etc., of course.

  29. I’ve tried few homemade dish soaps, but all w/o suds which the rest of my family still craved. I found Dr Bronners Sal Suds, which does suds. Initially i thought it was pricey, but bought it to see. First time I used cap in my dish water, which did suds up well, and cleaned well, but left my hands feeling dry. So I ended up diluting it–something like 1 part sal suds to 2 or 3 parts water–still suds up some, cleans good, no longer have dry hands (of course could wear rubber gloves–but they r such a pain). ***Happy to say….I no longer use toxic commercial brands, dishes are clean, family gets their suds, and it goes further by diluting

  30. After reading this I decided to buy some of this soap for myself since I have heard so many good things about it. I am looking to get rid of many of the soaps and detergents I have at home that irritate my dry skin and this sounds great! I got the lavender for night use and peppermint to wake up in the morning like someone suggested. I found it at a decent price on a website called Abe’s Market, it was the free shipping that sealed the deal for me. Hope it helps and I can’t wait for my first batch of this soap!

  31. I just received my first bottle of doc bronner’s in the mail today. I chose almond hemp and put it in an old pump bottle at about 1/4 strength. It smells AMAZING! I can’t wait to see the results.

  32. I love Dr. Bronner’s soap! Way back in high school, I worked in a grocery store next to a tiny little health food store. Around this time I started developing sensitive skin, so I bought a book on homemade beauty products, where I discovered a recipe for castile soap-based body wash. But after a couple of years, I somehow lost the habit of making my own products.

    Fast forward fifteen years to my first house, and my husband and I started making homemade cleansers. (It started out appealing to his frugal side, but now he loves the environmental and health benefits, too!) Castile soap and white vinegar (used separately) are now my best friends!

    I tried the baking soda and ACV no ‘poo, but I can’t use it all the time. (Works great for my husband, though!) Mostly I use “sorta ‘poo”, which I found at the Crunchy Betty website. It’s coconut milk and liquid castile soap! She uses two parts soap to one part coconut milk, but I find that two or three parts milk to one part soap works best. And since I make coconut milk very easily in my blender, it’s still pretty cheap!
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  33. I use a little Dr. Bronner’s in my homemade spray cleaner. Love it.
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  34. Lauralee L. says:

    Great post! Thanks for all of the info. I wanted to share with you that if you join Frontier Co-op you can get Dr. Bronners at wholesale prices. $37.43 for a gallon and every month Frontier has specials and in the month that Dr. Bronners might have a special you could get it even cheaper. If you get a group of people in your area to join and place an order each month/or every other month the shipping is free if you reach that minimum order amount (it’s not too bad think it’s $200 or $300 minimum order for free shipping) they carry almost anything you can find in a health food store except food itself. Herbs/spices/teas/ health products,haircare,toothpaste, etc. Just a suggestion on saving money.

  35. I use Dr. Bronner’s to make my shampoo. I think the trick is to add oils to the soap before adding water to dilute it. I use about 1/4-1/3 castile soap, a couple tablespoons of almond oil, a tablespoon of jojoba oil, and essential oils to fragrance it (my favorite is a mix of lavender and bergamot). I shake that up to mix the oils in, and when the foam has subsided, I fill the rest of the way with distilled water. My hair doesn’t need conditioner more than once or twice a week, and is very soft and shiny.

  36. Hi there! I also found that you can buy Dr. Bronner’s at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods as well for $9.99 for a 32 ounce bottle. If you’re on the West Coast, they also sell them at Fresh & Easy grocery stores for $10.99 per 32 ounce bottle. I have actually found that Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are cheaper than Amazon since you can get a 32 ounce bottle at either store for just $9.99, so you can actually get 1.25 gallons for the same price as Amazon’s 1 gallon $50 mega bottle. I found the most expensive places to be Target, CVS and other drug stores at $16.99 per 32 ounce bottle. I love Dr Bronner’s, it is really great stuff! Biodegradable, and I always feel so fresh after showering with the peppermint. The almond is great, too.
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  37. Just a note on something I have not noticed…. I have not noticed people talking about the uses of the bar version of Dr. Bronners. I use both, but the bar seems to last me longer and is cheaper for me to get at Krogers for 3.19 a bar. It is usually much higher in other stores…. up to 6 dollars. Cheapest I see the liquid Castile…. 13.29.

    Here’s what I use the bar for:

    4 – 1/8″ Bonner’s Bar Chips into the washer. Works for minor laundry issues. Scrub into stains as needed. Simply mandolin slice 1/8″ thick or cut 1/8″ thick slices, short slice way (from the left or right of the “all-one” imprint, not top or bottom). Works well in my front loader!

    I have had success with the bar version of Dr. Bronners. I “bubble up” about 2 or 3 spongefuls, dip into the dish or cleaning water each time. No problems with grease. You can continue to use this for a long period, like soaking then washing. I’ve also bottled extra fresh mix, to use as a kitchen cleaning soap. Mix with alcohol (90% or 70% – not the dollar store version of 50%) and it will do nicely on counters, toilets, etc.

    The Bar version also works for me to shampoo with. I LOVE the Peppermint. It is about equal to my usual “Vermont” shampoo bar, but with the peppermint kick. Also is a bit cheaper, by about 2 dollars a bar, not including shipping.

    If you mix 24 oz of Peroxide, and fill the rest of the bottle with extra Dr. Bronners (8 oz), you can clean pet messes. Just heat in microwave, to activate the peroxide. Brush into carpet, then suck up with your stem machine. I have 4 cats and it works like a charm! Rinse stain area well, with warm or hot water, preferably with your steam machine. Make sure to pre-test your carpet. Remember, works best with the hotter water, just like most soaps…. both the castile soap and peroxide.

  38. I have been using it for Shampoo (the tea tree oil version and I added some Lavender essential oil) and my hair has never felt better. For every 1/4 cup castille soap, use 1/4 distilled water and 1/2 tsp olive, jojoba or other oil of your choosing. To help with the tangles, use a little apple cider vinegar in your hair after you shampoo. Rub through and rinse…best natural conditioner EVER!

  39. I recently started using Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap about two months ago. I admit it took me a week of using it on my hair and body before I was convinced it out performed my other “organic” bathroom novelties. That is what the old soap, lotion, and shampoo are to me now. Novel items that smell pretty but serve no real function. I was using the Almond Liquid Castile soap head to toe with great skin results but oily and wiry hair. I tried diluting and all that fun stuff but it didn’t get my hair all the way clean. The front was shiny and silky but the back was matted and rough. I ran across the Rose Bar soap from Dr. Bronner and grabbed it thinking maybe I would get a softer lather and after using it just a week my hair became softer, shinier, and brighter in color. It has been a couple of weeks now and I am happy to report I found the balance for MY hair and skin needs. When used right the soaps can be put in the hair with no conditioning needed after.

    For MY thin, oily, and usually tangle-knot ridden hair I lather the soap bar in my hands for about 5-6 seconds, then set the bar down and continue to build the lather up in my hands. Just before applying to the hair I give it one more dunk under the water stream to make sure the hair is still moist and I shampoo as normal. Since the lather is already built up all the way before I start to cleanse my hair there is no soapy residue left behind from not getting lathered (i was experiencing this and my hair stylist kept telling me use less soap but less soap made me feel less clean). Please remember, this is my thin oily hair type. Different oils will work on different hair types so don’t be afraid to experiment with similar REPUTABLE brands if Dr. Bronner’s does not sell the formula most compatible with your chemistry. I honestly have never felt my hair this soft nor have I seen my natural highlights so red and defined. I was about ready to give up and go back to regular shampoo until I picked up the Rose Bar.

    I am also using the stronger scents to clean my bathroom and kitchen. Dawn is always going to be my dish soap but Dr. Bronner’s Eucalyptus Liquid Castile gets used for everything else. I have cats and they certainly give me plenty to clean up what with their hair shedding, hairballs, and litter smell. They do not have allergy reactions to the soap after I clean like the good old bleach containing agents I used to keep in the house. The Eucalyptus is also helping to rid the smell of urine from the carpet after an incident with one of my cats. Cat pee is not something I usually have to worry about but recently we moved and they did not like the process. Now my living room smells good again and I won’t have to answer to the front office about the new carpet being ruined. It was not an over night victory. I had to keep hitting the spot every couple of days but its finally gone and best of all i don’t have to deal with cleaning away a vinegar smell (another good old world remedy that usually works but i can’t stand the smell).

    I think everyone should do a little research and compare Dr. Bronner’s soap to what they are using at home and see what health issues can be addressed with the switch. No more hair falling out or breaking, no more dry skin, cats not puking when i clean, NO DRY FEET :) what else is really that simple but people just keep ignoring because of beauty trends? I have real allergies to things, this soap contains none of those ingredients and has not, ever. This coupled with a better food diet all around is helping to complete my recovery from a near death experience. Believe me, no change is too small when it comes to your health. People keep talking about switching to products like this one to “save the planet” and I do think it is a good idea but the real issues start at home, not your house but your body-the temple that represents how you treat yourselves and those around you. A person cannot just change things for a planet if they do not first look at how they treat their bodies. The change must come from within first in order for it to really work or have an affect on the planet.

    My philosophy:
    If you really are what you eat and we are organic, from nature then the equations have no place for synthetic nourishment.

    Synthetic+Synthetic=Synthetic
    Organic+Synthetic=Organic failure with Synthetic remainder
    Organic+Organic=Organic

    Until people are born half human half robot we really should be smart enough to only use what is compatible with our nature and not try to change that nature.

    • Is so wanted to add that for dishes, laundry, & house hold cleaner you can also use dr. Beginners ( sal suds ) it has an evergreen scent to It. Works awesome

  40. Samantha R. says:

    You can get castile soap at http://www.naturalwayorganics.net. Still does all the same wonders just more affordable and I think it’s a lot better.

  41. My grandmother (still alive and spunky at age 97) swore by Dr. Bonner’s soap for as long as I can remember. Everyone in the family is allergic to sulfa-based products and we always had skin troubles from other shampoos, etc. So, for Christmas every year, our grandmother would give us each our own bottle of Dr. Bonner’s – clearly, we were weird kids because we thought this was the coolest gift! Strange gift or not, it worked well and saved us from lots of discomfort. Sometime in the early 1990′s she couldn’t find it anymore and it faded from our lives. She’ll be thrilled when she gets the gallon bottle I just sent to her as a surprise! Thanks for this post!

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  43. I have been reading about people getting Dr. Bronner’s soap and finding it seems diluted or at least thinner for some reason. One person even compared his bottled from Amazon with one from Whole Foods and said they both were much thinner than in the past. Do you know if the company has changed the recipe for their liquid soap and, if so, how? Has anyone else on here had this experience? Thanks do much for your blog.

  44. Just found out I have a strong sensitivity to sulfates (found in lots of foods and shampoo) so looking for alternatives and stumbled upon Dr. Bronner’s. Loving it so far but who knew you could use it so many different ways! Great post!!!

    • Dr. Bronner’s makes it easy to switch off of sulfate-laden soaps! I still buy it by the gallon and use about 2 gallons a year for body wash, shampoo, hand soap, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies. Makes life much cheaper and easier!

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