Not all soaps are created equal.
Especially if you’re a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap. This cult product is at the top of the soap hierarchy – just take a look at the beauty section of any health food shop or the Instagram feed of any eco-aware or natural beauty advocate.
But what exactly is it about the soap that has multiple blog posts, videos and Instagram feeds dedicated to its praises?
Simply put, if you need to clean something… your body, face, teeth, hair, animal or surface in your house, you can do it with a few drops of Dr. Bronner’s and nothing else.
Oh, and it's made with minimal ingredients, is certified fair trade and is made by a family-owned company with ethically, socially and environmentally responsible brand values, too.
And just in case that wasn't enough, Meghan Markle is also a fan. In fact the princess to-be told Beauty Banter that the Dr. Bronner Castille Liquid Soap in their lavender scent is her favourite body product.
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1. As a body or hand wash.
A standard, non-surprising use is as a cleanser for your body to remove the grime of the day. The peppermint scent is particularly zingy, too. However, be warned that it is an extremely concentrated formula so you'll only need a few drops. Trust us.
2. As a shaving gel.
While some people are strictly shaving foam shavers, most of us have been caught out without some of the foamy stuff from time to time. The good news is Dr. Bronner's formula ticks all of the boxes for shaving and lubricates the razor blade with the coconut, olive, jojoba, essential oil blend, giving your skin a moisturising boost.
3. As shampoo.
So depending on your hair, this may work brilliantly on it's own, or you might need to follow through with conditioner to make sure the hair doesn't feel tacky. To use as shampoo you just need half a tablespoon straight from the bottle, or diluted in half a cup of water if you have long hair. Lather and rinse as normal.