Every now and then I write about an all-natural cleaning or beauty product that Iâ€™ve been lovinâ€™ lately. And lately, I cannot get enough of Dr. Bronnerâ€™s Magic Soaps.
The first time I saw this product on the shelves, I assumed it was a body wash. I liked the short, all-natural, and mainly organic ingredient list, so I snapped it up. I tried Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree, and Eucalyptus. And after using the different scents in the shower for several months, I realized what I really liked about D. Bronnerâ€™s was how concentrated it was â€“ the big bottle is a little pricey, but it lasts forever.
And then we ran out of dish soap.
There was a huge sink of dirty pots to be washed, so I figured Iâ€™d give Dr. Bronnerâ€™s a try â€“ after all, the label claims itâ€™s an â€œ18-in-1â€ formula with multiple uses. And it worked WONDERFULLY for dishes. Since then, Iâ€™ve discovered loads of other ways to use this magic soap:
As face wash
As a shampoo
To clean the floors (heavily diluted)
For laundry â€“ I pour in about 1/4 cup
To scrub the walls of the shower
As shaving cream
Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s many, many more ways to use the soap. I hear you can even use it as TOOTHPASTE, but I havenâ€™t tried that yet. Itâ€™s kind of been a revelation â€“ weâ€™ve been trained to think we need 10 different cleaning products for 10 different jobs, but maybe one high-quality soap does the trick.
Are you a fan of Dr. Bronnerâ€™s? Oh, and if youâ€™re wondering about the weird label, Wikipedia has an interesting explanation about the origins of Bronnerâ€™s quirky ramblings.
And of course – Happy Thanksgiving! I hope my fellow Americans enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving. Iâ€™ll be taking the day off to celebrate with family; catch you on Friday.