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I was so surprised to stumble upon Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap at Guardian over at Suntec City Level 2. I learnt about them through another fellow blogger who had asked me about their availabilitya couple of months ago.

Dr Bronneris a range of personal care products comprising soap bars, liquid soaps, lotions, lip balms, shampoos all certified under the USDA National Organic Program. But I only saw the soap bars, liquid soaps, body lotion and lip balms at Guardian and end up getting the first 2 items.

Boththe bar and liquid soaps are pure-castile,meaning they are all vegetable oil-based.Andthe difference between the liquid and bar soaps is that the liquid soaps use potassium hydroxide to saponify the vegetable oils, versus sodium hydroxide used to make the hard bar soaps as indicated on their website at www.drbronner.com.

The liquid soap is indeed amazing because you don’t need a lot of it and yet, it foams very well despite the fact that it is oil-based. The soap bar lathers up toa lot of suds too.I think these make good body wash, leaving my skin squeaky skin but I don’t like the feel of it on my face at all.And despite the fact that both items I bought are indicated as lavender, it didn’t smell quite as good.

But surprisingly, my son loves the soap bar and so I’ll most probably continue to buy it for him. I’ll use the liquid soap sometimes as I did feel quite good after the wash despite the lack of sweet smelling lavender.

The soap bar cost S$7.50 and the liquid soap S$9.90. It’s supposed to last quite a bit, so let’s see. And one thing I want to comment is their packaging is really strange withso many words. No offense, but the whole“next to Godliness”stuff made me feel like it’s almost cultish.

ButDr Bronner’s soaps are apparently good for everything I was told, and I can imagine it’s the best thing to bring along if you’re planning a trip. If I have come across it during my years of backpacking, I would have brought it along for sure. It would have made me feel like a hippie all over!

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  1. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (5)Yoyo says:

    14.05.2008 at 22:37

    hi. i love your posts. so informative and easy to pick out the keys points.

    just a suggestion, you can add pure essentail oils to the liquid castile soap. usually i buy fragrance-free ones and add the eo to my liking.

    also, i wanted to enquire about suncreens. i’ve been hunting for a natural sunscreen for sometime, and found very limited selection. i’m particularly drawn to this prodct by MiEssence, Outdoor Reflect Balm SPF15 (http://www.naturallysafe.com.au/Product/C117/Sun%2B%26%2BSummer/P1745/MiEssence+Reflect+Outdoor+Balm+SPF15). the ingredients listed seems “safe” (as in non-chemical), but i’m doubtful about its effectiveness.

    just thought of sharing this info with you. maybe i’ll drop you a note when i’ve tested it out.

    a great blog you have! i’ve really enjoyed it.

    Yoyo: Hey, thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated. The tip of the eo sounds interesting. That’s definitely something to consider for a fragrance free product!

    As for the sunscreen you mentioned, I haven’t come across that brand before. Yes, would love to have you write a review or something if you can. Do send me an email when you’re ready.

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  2. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (6)gabrielle says:

    31.05.2008 at 23:50

    Love the liquid version – been using it for years as a body wash and cleaner for everything when we go camping. Just started using it as a shampoo….jury’s still out on that one. Have used it as toothpaste in a pinch, but this is one case where the lathering isn’t really a bonus. holy mouthful of suds.

    gab: I’m beginning to appreciate the liquid wash. Very economical! I’m going to continue with this, especially for my kid cos I find that it’s really great. I was also thinking of using on my hair but haven’t dared to venture in that direction. I think I’ll wait for your review! ?

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  3. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (7)tinywingz says:

    06.11.2009 at 06:10

    I’d just like to point out that Dr Bronner’s soaps are not TRUE Castile soaps, although I think they use it in a very loose sense to include all soaps made from plant oils.

    If you do a google search or wikipedia search on “Castile soap”, you’ll realise that a true Castile soap is one made from 100% olive oil. Dr Bronner’s soaps list their first ingredient as coconut oil! Olive comes in only after palm.

    Coconut oil contains lauric acid which when made into soap gives great foams and cleansing ability, but can be harsh as it strips natural oil on skin away. Good soap makers usually do not use more than 20% coconut oil in a soap.

    Palm contains palmitic acid, it helps to harden a soap but can be harsh if there is more than 20% of it in a soap too.

    The reason palm and coconut are used in larger percentage commercially is because they are cheaper.

    If you check out the Castile and Calendula soap on Chagrin Valley website, they state that their Castile is 100% olive!

    A soap that is made of more than 80% olive oil is sometimes called a “Bastile” soap.

    Nonetheless, Dr Bronner’s soaps are true ORGANIC soaps. Just not true “pure castile” soaps as they claim on the package.

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  4. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (8)sesame says:

    06.11.2009 at 10:07

    Ah…that’s interesting to know…something I wasn’t aware of. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (9)cylinda says:

    24.01.2010 at 22:43

    ok this might sound crazy but i wash my dogs at home can i use this soap on my dogs a couple of them has issues with there skin so i have tryed everything

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  6. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (10)Celine says:

    19.04.2010 at 12:40

    Dr bronner is a great organic brand. The soaps work extremely well for people with sensitive skin.

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  7. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (11)agy says:

    07.05.2010 at 15:01

    Are they still sold at Guardian? I haven’t seen them at the one in Woodlands….

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  8. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (12)sesame says:

    08.05.2010 at 10:20

    (Video) Opening Dr. Bronner's Magic All-One Chocolate Bars (EDITED)

    Only the bigger ones. So far saw it at the Suntec branch only.

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  9. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (13)Susan says:

    15.09.2011 at 22:05

    I use the liquid lavender soap as a body wash ?

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  10. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (14)sesame says:

    16.09.2011 at 09:19

    That’s a very soothing scent. I was never too thrilled about lavender but of late. has gotten to like it.

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  11. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (15)Amber says:

    07.09.2012 at 18:46

    Hi, I came across your blog as I was searching for castile soaps in SG. Back in the USA, I use it regularly as a body wash. Their recently released baby mild castile soap are the most moisturizing of the lot and leaves that slippery feeling after rinsing but disappears once you wipe dry.

    Lisa Bronner, the granddaughter of Dr Bronner, has a website on how she uses the soap: http://lisa.drbronner.com/ . I found it to be pretty interesting especially that castile soap can dissolve the exo skeletons of insects like ants, aphids etc. And its one of the few soaps allowed to be used for camping in the USA as its biodegradable.

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  12. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (16)Sesame says:

    07.09.2012 at 22:09

    I rather like their soap…but I’ve not gone back to using them for awhile though.

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  13. Dr Bronner's Magic All-In-One Soap | (17)Ken says:

    21.06.2013 at 11:01

    I’ve used these soaps since the 70’s and although I love them – they do contain palm oil. Bronner’s goes to great lengths to convince customers that their palm oil sources are sustainable and environmentally sound but that is at best questionable. It’s unfortunate that they don’t make a product that is free of palm oil.

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FAQs

What is Dr Bronner's Magic soap used for? ›

You can use Dr. Bronner's soaps for washing your face, body, hands and hair, for bathing, shaving, brushing your teeth, rinsing fruit, aromatherapy, washing dishes by hand, doing laundry, mopping floors, all-purpose cleaning, washing windows, scrubbing toilets, washing dogs, controlling dust mites, ants and aphids.

Is Dr Bronner's soap good for your skin? ›

Bronner's is a true soap, made up entirely of saponified vegetable oils—no synthetic surfactants that can potentially irritate the skin. Additionally it is a strong cleanser, with no fillers or additives—meaning that it will really clean out your pores and do the important work of removing keratin plugs and makeup.

Which Dr Bronner's soap is best for acne and dark spots? ›

Bronner's - Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (Tea Tree, 4 ounce) - Made with Organic Oils, 18-in-1 Uses: Acne-Prone Skin, Dandruff, Laundry, Pets and Dishes, Concentrated, Vegan, Non-GMO.

Which Dr Bronner's soap is best for body wash? ›

Bronner's Castile Soap is the BEST body wash, and the ONLY one we use on ourselves and our kids, because the ingredient list is PRISTINE. There are 8 different scents to choose from in Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap line, including Peppermint, Lavender, Almond, Citrus, Tea Tree, Rose, Eucalyptus and Baby Unscented.

What are side effects of castile soap? ›

Castile soap has a low risk of causing side effects. That said, some people may find concentrated castile soap to be very drying, which could cause a reaction on the skin. Stronger reactions may be possible in some cases, such as allergic reactions to the soap or an added ingredient in it.

Is Dr Bronner soap an antifungal? ›

Bronner's soaps are not antibacterial, but they do contain natural ingredients that are antiseptic and antifungal for different cleansing needs.

Is Dr Bronner's good for pH balance? ›

What is the pH of Dr Bronner's Soaps? Dr. Bronner's soaps are true soaps made from organic coconut, palm kernel, olive, hemp, and jojoba oils. They have been tested and have a pH around pH 9, which makes them one of the mildest soaps based on the saponification of fats and oils, the traditional method of making soap.

Do you have to dilute Dr Bronner's soap? ›

You'll notice that for some applications, we recommend pre-diluting the soap—which usually involved combining the soap with water in a separate container. For other applications, the soap is diluted directly by the water in the shower or faucet. It's a matter of personal preference.

Is Castile soap better than body wash? ›

Because Castile soap contains no unnecessary, artificial, or synthetic ingredients, you will notice it rinses away much more easily and cleanly than most traditional soaps and body washes.

Which soap removes pimples and black spots? ›

Comparison of the best soaps for acne
Product namePriceSkin types
Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser$$$dry
COSRX Gentle Morning Cleanser$sensitive
Marie Veronique Treatment Cleanser$$normal, dry, combination
Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap$all skin types
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Which Dr Bronners is best for acne? ›

Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Tea Tree Pure Castile Liquid Soap has been specially formulated to tackle breakouts, leaving your skin healthy and clear during these colder months. The key and active ingredient of tea tree oil, kills acne bacteria due to its antiseptic properties.

Can you wash your face with Dr Bronner's soap? ›

You can actually use the Dr. Bronner's Castile Soaps as a natural facial cleanser - no matter your skin type. It's ultra-gentle and perfect for anyone who likes a simple formulation. It melts away makeup and sunscreen without stripping the skin.

What religion is Dr Bronner's soap? ›

Bronner was born in Germany to a Jewish family of soap makers and came to America in 1929. And his family soap company in Germany was destroyed by the Nazis and his family was killed in the Holocaust.

What soap does doctors recommend? ›

Hibiclens is gentle enough for routine handwashing, even while it begins killing germs on contact. It's also the #1 dermatologist recommended antibacterial soap.

Which Dr Bronner's soap is best for dry skin? ›

Our most moisturizing soap is our Organic Shaving Soap, which has loads of added organic sugar that helps your skin lock in moisture. Our next most moisturizing soap is Organic Sugar Soap, which also has a good deal of added organic sugar.

Is castile soap carcinogenic? ›

Although there are other suspected toxic compounds found in personal care cleansers, the major ones of concern today are formaldehyde, sulfates, ethoxylates and nitrosamines. None have shown to be connected to human cancer at normal use levels for cleansing products.

Does castile soap dry you out? ›

For starters, castile soaps are gentle yet highly effective cleansers on skin. Even though it can tackle the most stubborn grime, it's also very hydrating due to saponified oils, meaning your skin won't feel overly stripped and squeaky.

Is Dr Bronner's a black owned company? ›

The Bronner Bros.

Enterprise is one of the largest private African American hair and skin care producers in the United States. Founded in 1947 by brothers Dr.

Is Castile soap good for feminine wash? ›

Since Castile soap doesn't have artificial fragrances or other ingredients that can cause irritation, it's a very gentle product to use as a feminine wash. In other words, you get the benefits of a super gentle cleanser without the potential side effects of most feminine washes on the market.

Is Dr Bronner's soap good for dermatitis? ›

Because of the variety of uses and ingredients, it is quite harsh on the skin if you suffer from sensitive skin, so it isn't the best for eczema sufferers and those with sensitive skin. Also it's important to note that the Dr Bronner Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is the only product to use for household cleaning!

Does castile soap cause build up? ›

Liquid castile soap can react with hard water causing an excess build-up of minerals that become especially noticeable when using it to wash the hair.

Is Dr Bronners bar soap better than the liquid? ›

Those who like an intense whiff of scent, and those who are looking for the specific benefits of the particular essential oils, should opt for the liquids. Those who like a little scent, but not too much, the bar soap would be better.

What is the difference between liquid soap and castile soap? ›

(See note about palm oil, below). The main difference between the liquid castile soap and the bar soap is that the liquid soap contains more water, and uses potassium hydroxide to saponify oils (to turn it into soap). After saponification, there is no potassium hydroxide left in the final product. Dr.

Is castile soap good for private parts? ›

Use: Dr.

Bronner's Pure-Castile soap is great for sensitive skin, which is perfect for “down there.” Their soap can be used for babies as well, so that's further assurance that it's safe.

Why is castile soap so popular? ›

Often referred to as “magic soap,” Castile soap is a great multi-purpose, all-natural, chemical-free, vegetable-based soap that's free of animal fats and synthetic ingredients. This non-toxic, biodegradable soap is available in bar or liquid form and is about to be your new go-to soap.

Can you mix castile soap with a body wash? ›

09/24Foaming body wash

You'll need 1/2 cup rosewater, 1/3 cup alcohol-free witch hazel, 2 TB baby mild castile soap, 1-2 TB jojoba oil or almond or olive oil and foaming soap dispenser. In the dispenser, add all the ingredients and shake gently to mix them all. Once done, your body wash is ready to use.

How can I get rid of dark spots in 2 days? ›

Milk is one of the easiest home remedies that you can use to get rid of dark spots. All you have to do is take some raw milk in a bowl and use a cotton pad to dab it gently on your face, particularly the areas containing blemishes and dark spots. Instead of using plain milk, you can also add a teaspoon of honey.

What's the best soap to use for your face? ›

  • Cerave Foaming Cleansing Bar. Buy It, $6. ...
  • Avene XeraCalm A.D. Ultra Rich Facial Cleansing Bar. Buy It, $12. ...
  • Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Bar for Face and Body. ...
  • Vanicream Cleansing Bar for Sensitive Skin. ...
  • Cetaphil Deep Cleansing Face & Body Bar. ...
  • Meow Meow Tweet Tea Tree Facial Soap. ...
  • Codex Beauty Bia Air Soap Bar.
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Which is best soap to remove dark spots on face? ›

LA Organo Anti Acne Soap For Remove Acne, Blemishes, Scars, Pimpl... Lebotaniques LB Charcoal Deep pore Cleansing ,D tan, Detox Bar 12... LA Organo Glutathione Kumkumadi Skin Lightening & Brightening Soa... Morchito Activated Charcoal Soap For Men & Women | Anti Wrinkle ,...

Is Dr Bronner a dermatologist? ›

Dr. Anne Bronner, MD is a Dermatologist in Northbrook, IL and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1979. She is affiliated with University Of Illinois Hospital.

Is Castile soap too harsh for face? ›

Castile soap is mild enough to use on your face and strong enough to potentially prevent acne and kill harmful bacteria. Rub a few drops of soap onto your face and rinse as usual.

Is Castile soap an antibiotic? ›

Castile soap is extremely effective at removing pathogens from surfaces and also from your skin. Note that the soap does not "kill" germs as an antibacterial does, but rather works to bind with the germs. Once bound with the soap, germs can then be flushed out of your home.

Is castile soap good for aging skin? ›

Rich in Antioxidants

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, such as Vitamins A and E. Using olive oil-based castile soap can aid your skin in fighting against free radicals. With regular use, this can delay the appearance of aging due to your skin being protected from cell degeneration.

Is Dr Bronner's soap good for hair? ›

Bronner's soaps clean your hair and scalp amazingly well, but they can also leave your hair feeling tangly and matted. This is because the outside of your hair is made up of cuticles: layers of cells that lay over each other like roof shingles.

What company owns Dr Bronner's? ›

Bronner's remains all in the family. Emanuel Bronner died in 1997, but his company remains family-owned and operated; his one grandson, David Bronner, serves as the CEO and his other grandson, Michael Bronner, is the appointed president.

Is Dr Bronner Mormon? ›

Bronner felt VERY strongly about his beliefs. 2. His beliefs are an outgrowth of his Jewish roots and faith and contain many Judeo-Christian references.

Is Dr Bronner's all natural? ›

All of Dr. Bronner's soaps are pure-castile soaps, meaning they're made out of vegetable oils like organic olive, hemp, and coconut oils instead of animal fats. In 2003, Dr. Bronner's became certified USDA organic, and it went fair trade in 2007 for its major raw ingredients.

Which is the No 1 soap in the world? ›

World's No 1 | Lifebuoy.

What soap Does Oprah use? ›

Lafco Claus Porto Shea Butter soap is one of Oprah's favorite things: They are one of our favorite things, too! You can purchase them through our online shop by clicking here.

What soap does Lady Gaga use? ›

CHROMATICA SOAP – Lady Gaga Official Shop.

What is so special about Dr Bronner's soap? ›

Only the purest organic and fair trade ingredients—most products vegan and certified to the same organic standards as food! No synthetic preservatives, no foaming agents. Body, hair, face, mouth & teeth—food, dishes, laundry, mopping, pets—Dr. Bronner's is the very best for human, home, and Earth.

Can you use Dr Bronner's Peppermint soap on your vag? ›

Verdict: Dr. Bronner's soaps are gentle on the genitalia, but it's a good idea to test a little out before you scrub your most sensitive bits with it.

What's the difference between Dr Bronner's soaps? ›

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid and Bar Soaps are both completely vegetable oil-based. The difference between the liquid and bar soaps is that the liquid soaps use potassium hydroxide to saponify the vegetable oils, while the hard bar soaps use sodium hydroxide instead.

What are the 18 things Dr Bronners can do? ›

Here are the newest ways of using Dr. Bronner's Magic Liquid Soap.
  • Massage Oil.
  • Acne Fighter.
  • Mouthwash.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Anti-frizz Serum.
  • Shower Reading.
  • Pet Shampoo.
  • Makeup Brush Cleaner.
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Is it good to wash your body with castile soap? ›

"Castile soap can be effectively used for cleansing the body and hair—but can also be used as an all-purpose cleanser for household cleaning, washing clothing, and cleansing makeup brushes and sponges," says Dobos. "That being said, castile soap needs to be diluted prior to use since it is very strong."

What does the 18 in 1 soap do? ›

With 18-in-1 uses, these soaps are perfect for your face, body, and hair, but can also be used for rinsing fruit & veggies, cleaning dishes, mopping, and doing laundry. No synthetic preservatives, detergents, or foaming agents – none! Never tested on animals and completely cruelty-free.

What can you not mix with castile soap? ›

What to avoid when using castile soap
  • If you have hard water, it will react with castile soap and leave behind a white film residue. ...
  • Combining vinegar with castile soap can also leave behind a white film. ...
  • Castile soap shouldn't be combined with lemon juice for the same reasons it doesn't combine well with vinegar.

What religion is Dr Bronner's Castile Soap? ›

Dr. Bronner's has become this not by pandering to consumers or following fads, but by being the only thing it's ever been: its unapologetically off-kilter self. Dr. Bronner's was founded in 1948 by Emanuel Bronner, a German-Jewish third-generation soapmaker.

Can I wash my hair with Dr Bronner's soap? ›

We recommend our Organic Conditioning Rinse, which is specially formulated for this purpose and uses a base of organic lemon juice—but you can also use diluted apple cider vinegar in a pinch. Dr. Bronner's soaps clean your hair and scalp amazingly well, but they can also leave your hair feeling tangly and matted.

Is castile soap better than regular soap? ›

What are the benefits of Castile Soap? Castile soap is completely natural with no harsh chemical additives or detergents. It is non-toxic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, an antioxidant and offers deep moisturising effects whilst being 100% biodegradable.

Is castile soap good for hair growth? ›

Like commercial shampoos, castile soap does not contain fragrances, harsh detergents, and chemicals that might irritate the skin. Moreover, it preserves the natural oils of the scalp and helps maintain a healthy scalp. This may also help keep the hair follicles healthy and promote a healthy hair growth rate.

What can Dr Bronners 18 1 soap be used for? ›

Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps are good for just about any cleaning task. Face, body, hair – food, dishes, laundry, mopping, pets – clean your house and body with no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents. Made with organic oils.

How do you use Dr Bronner's 18 in 1? ›

Bronner's Pure-Castile Soap with water to wash hands. Cleanser – 2-3 drops on wet hands, apply to wet face in circular motions. Bath Soak – 2 large squirts into an average sized tub (doesn't bubble, but still cleans) Foot Soak – One squirt in a small tub of hot water.

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