Beauty Bag

Dr Bronner’s Unscented Soap

When I found out I was pregnant I decided to review my beauty and skincare products as I knew there were some I would need to put aside. That and the smell of some of my favourite products made me vomit. If you’ve ever researched anything along the lines of ‘things to avoid during  pregnancy’ it’s any wonder pregnant women survive at all! It got me thinking, if all these products are so harmful to my growing baby why the hell am I using them?! Better to air on the side of caution and all that so a few I ditched and have not replaced them because the replacement products are so good they are staying permanently, especially this one!

You all know that I have an aversion to anything with even a slight scent of perfume, pregnant or not, so I went on the search for baby safe body wash and was thrilled to find Dr Bronner’s range. There is so much to say about this brand, literally you need a magnifying glass to read all the information on the bottle but with very good reason. What attracted me to the brand, specifically the unscented liquid soap was the ingredients. Then I started reading all the other stuff it claims to do and I was happy to part with my cash.

 I’ve been using it for close to nine months and straight away I was a fan. When I started using it I used it solely as body wash. It is lovely on the skin and a little goes a long way. Now it’s a little more expensive than I would normally spend on body wash but once I realised I loved it I invested in the larger 946ml bottle to get better value for money. I decided to read every little bit of information on the bottle and decided to put it to the test. The title has a lot to live up to; 18-in-1 Hemp Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Soap. A mouthful indeed. It claims this soap can do many things: it can be used to wash your face, hands, body and hair, to wash dishes in soft water, to wash laundry, to mop the floor, to wash the dog, it can be used as an all-purpose cleaner and even as a bug spray for plants. There sure are a lot of claims and I tried a few of them out. I definitely use it as body wash and it is now my standard hand wash and I even mopped the floor and cleaned the bathroom with it. Win, win, win win. I haven’t washed the dishes with it but given how clean my floor and bathroom are I wouldn’t hesitate to give it a go. I did try washing my hair with it and personally it didn’t work for me. I rather like my hair to be silky, squeaky clean and this left rather a matte texture which is not for me.  It may suit some, like Mr B who likes that it doesn’t leave his hair fluffy so I wouldn’t disregard it as a shampoo altogether.

Speaking of Mr B, he tested the citrus scented version of the liquid soap and it is now his body wash of choice! A little strong for me as a body wash but it is great as hand wash. Which ever way you use it, the key is to dilute and you can read more about that over on Dr Bronner’s website. There are actually so many products in the Dr Bronner’s range I feel this is just the beginning as I’ve only tested the liquid soap but if the others are as good as this I don’t think I will be disappointed. Baby or no baby this unscented liquid soap is so versatile for me and the household that it will be staying for the unforeseeable future.



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