Dr. BronnersPhoto: Dr. Bronner’s organic Castile liquid soap and organic Castile bar soap by A Lovely Allure

 WHAT: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap is an organic and fair trade, multi-use (18-in-1 in fact) Castile Liquid soaps and Castile Bar soaps that has been passed down by 5 generations (that’s over 150 years of soap-making experience).

dr.-bronnersDr. Bronner’s liquid Castile soaps are available in 8 different scents: Rose, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Citrus, Almond, Lavender, Peppermint, and Baby Milk (unscented). 

WHY: This pure Castille* (vegetable oil-base is guaranteed to be ecological and simp organic soap (leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean without any sense of dryness (trust me I have very sensitive skin and history of ezcema skin irritations), and mild enough for use on baby’s gentle skin (they make an unscented version just for babies!). The essential oils used to scent Dr. Bronner’s are both healing and a natural chemical-free alternative to the toxic fragrances commonly used in most beauty products. Their antibacterial and antiviral properties kill germs, fight acne and congested skin, and aid in digestion.

Ingredients: water, organic coconut and olive oils, organic hemp seed oil, organic jojoba seed oil, citric acid, vitamin E and also may contain organic essential oils.

Dr. Bronner's RoseMy favorite Dr. Bronner’s scent is the Hemp Rose! It’s magical!

 WHERE: The bright (and wordy) Dr. Bronner’s labels are commonly seen all over town… from the drugstore to the local health market, and even Urban Outfitters!; also available on their website $6.69/for 8 oz. bottle.

Dr. B makeupDr. Bronner’s is great for cleaning makeup brushes (and doesn’t leave any sticky soap reside behind) Photo: by Daniela

THE VERDICT: I absolutely LOVE Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap (the bar soap is great as well but I prefer liquid face and body wash)! Unlike most soaps in the natural beauty market – this one actually forms a lather. I use this stuff for everything (well after seeing the full list of all 18 uses maybe not everything, but A LOT!) – it’s my go to face and body wash, makeup remover, makeup brush cleaner, hand soap, shaving cream, etc. This multitasking soap comes in a convenient 2 oz. travel bottle is an absolutely toiletry-bag MUST! My favorite scents are Rose, Lavender, and Peppermint (but be careful with the Peppermint it has a nice tingly-sensation – try it on your hands before washing your face with it).

Plus, you’ll never be bored in the shower with the endless reading material the label provides.

Dr. Bronner CoconutDr. Bronner’s also makes an increbible Fair Trade and Organic Coconut Oil