Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Review

The bunny was looking for a soap that had effective cleansing power yet gentle on skin and isn't chock full of chemicals. With that in mind, I was going through the ingredients list of tons of soaps and was almost ready to throw in the towel, until I chanced upon Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.

Dr. Bronner's Rose Pure-Castile Bar Soap (Rose)
With my skin, less is apparently more; the less chemicals, the better my skin seems to fare. I have been using the Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap for a while now as a facial cleanser and my face seems to take it pretty well.

New bar of soap
The Dr. Bronner's soap is a hard one, so it lasts really long. A bar covers me for at least 4 months with a twice daily usage. The soap lathers very well to give a thick, foamy bubbles. There's a clean feel after every wash but doesn't leave the skin feeling tight.

Foamy bubbles
It's made of simple ingredients and here's the list for the Baby Mild soap (unscented): Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Palm Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Water, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Tocopherol

If you're thinking: "What?!! There's Sodium Hydroxide! Isn't it dangerous?", rest assured that there's none left as it combines with the oils to give soap and glycerin through a process called saponification. *Science geek alert here* Glycerin is actually good for the skin because it is moisturizing and prevents the skin from becoming dry. The Dr. Bronners Tea Tree Bar Soap really helped when I had a bad breakout a few months back as it contains tea tree extract that has antimicrobial properties.

Beware though, the warning on each soap bar to keep out of eyes is really apt. The soap stings badly when it gets into my eyes, and with the bunny this clumsy, it's almost an every week occurrence. I won't even mention how it tastes like when it gets into my mouth accidentally...

If you're looking for a basic cleanser, the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps are a rather safe bet. The soaps are available at selected Watsons stores (I got mine at IMM) and Nature's Glory for $7.80 a bar.

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