Monday, 23 June 2014

Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps


If you've never heard of Dr Bronner's before.. where have you been?! This lovely, organic, fair trade soap comes in many forms, and many different fragrances, so you're sure to find one you like. 
Free from SLSs, artificial fragrances and other nasties, they are sure to become your skin's new best friend.
My love affair with Dr Bronner's began when I read a post by Ashley from Ashley's Green Life. Inspired by her natural ways of living, I ventured to find this magic soap (literally), and ordered myself a huge bottle of the Baby-Mild Unscented Castile Liquid. 

Over the past year or so, I've been stocking up on these soaps like crazy. I quite often find them lurking on the shelves in TKMaxx, and can't help but throw them into my basket. I'm pretty certain I have all of the fragrances aside from the Green Tea one, which is a real shame - because I smelt it the other day, and it's my favourite by far! (Update: oops.. just bought it today!) I've also found a little shop in my hometown which stocks them, so no doubt my collection will be growing even bigger soon..  they do last a long time though, so I'm seeing them as a good investment!


I like to use the Castile Liquid soap or the bars for my makeup brushes, as it gets them super squeaky clean, and also makes them smell great. (I can't be the only person who can't stand the smell of baby shampoo, can I?)

Recently, as a recommendation from my boyfriend, I've started using the bar versions in the shower instead of my usual shower gels (which are filled with SLSs and perfumes) and my skin honestly does feel so much better, which comes as a surprise as usually it would be feeling a little dry with all of this hot weather we've been having. My top fragrance for shower use would be the Citrus Orange, as it helps to wake me up and feel refreshed.

We also have the Dr Bronner's Lavender Shikaiki Hand Soap (with pump) in our bathroom currently, and my hands - usually very dry-feeling after using soaps - are so soft and nourished, and once again - smell so good.



They're available on eBay, ASOS, Amazon, and a million other places online, and at TKMaxx and many independent shops and health shops such as Whole Foods and even Holland and Barrett. Will you be giving them a try?

Thanks for reading, and I'd love to hear what you think down below! :)
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18 comments:

  1. These magic soaps sound wonderful, so I think I'll be picking one up soon! I've tried switching to more organic beauty products as I feel my skin (particularly my face) doesn't cope well under harsh chemicals and fragrances. I also don't like using baby shampoo on my makeup brushes, instead I use my facial wash.
    Also I just want to say how much I enjoy your blog, the design of it is really lovely :) x

    http://charlottesroad.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are great! :) and yes, I find the same thing. Switching to more natural skincare has certainly helped me out, but I don't think I would use these on my face, but the rest of my skin has certainly benefitted from the switch :)
      Thank you by the way! :) x

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  2. I had no idea Dr. Bronner's came in bar form, too. I've never tried any of the soaps, but after seeing they make a rose version, I've decided it will be my next brush cleaner purchase! Great post. :)


    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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    1. I didn't realise for ages either actually, it was a nice surprise! The rose version is sooo lovely, I'd definitely recommend it! :) x

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  3. Until recently I had been so desperate to try these soaps, I now finally have one so I'm looking forward to seeing how good they are.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. I hope you get on well with them, I saw your post about them!! :) x

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  4. First things first, I loooove your bloglayout c: It's so
    clean and colorful!
    I have never heard of Dr. Bronner's line before :c
    I don't think I've seen it in my country either...
    But it does sure sounds like a magical soap! Xx

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    1. Thank you, that's so kind! :) And ahh that's a shame, if you get a change try them out! :) x

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  5. Hey Amy! I've actually never heard of them but this is tempting me! :)
    Let me just say that I love your blog! <3
    Hope you're having a lovely Tuesday!!xx

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    Creme de la Chic

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  6. We do have Dr. Bronner's here in Canada, dear Amy...but not a huge range of fragrances, unfortunately. I would really love to try the green tea scented one!!

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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    1. Oh what a shame! I've been so surprised where I keep finding these soaps.. just the other day I found another shop stocking a huge range, so keep your eyes peeled - it looks like they're gaining popularity! x

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  7. That soap sounds wonderful, I love that it's all natural!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. It is, and me too, it's so gentle! x

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  8. I've wanted to try the Dr. Bronner soap for so long now. This post has only made me more determined to order it!

    JordanAlice

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    1. Hahaha, I hope you get on well with it! :) x

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  9. I have never tried these before but they sound amazing! Really want to give them a go!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. They're pretty great, and you can even get miniature versions to try them out before committing to a huge one :) x

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