Friday, 19 July 2013

Review - Dr. Bronners Magic Pure Castile Classic Soap in Almond

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It's only been a few years that "green" living and "clean" skincare have gone mainstream. Natural and Organic products have existed for a lot longer of course but they remained under-rated, overlooked, unappreciated and generally considered to be inferior to traditional (chemical) formulas. However in recent times urban consciousness has awakened the natural industry and "green" companies are finally coming out to the forefront. I say it's about time! 
My own desire for cleaner & healthier living has made me a lot more aware and conscious of exactly what I am putting in and on my body. It's a constant journey and since there is so much overwhelming and conflicting information out there, it can be difficult to have enough knowledge to make the best choices. 
In the midst of all that confusion it's nice to have tried and tested brands whose reputation and commitment to clean living surpasses everything else and makes their products (what I like to call) a sure thing. 
Dr. Bronners Magic All-One is one of the pioneers of today's "green" cosmetic industry and its founder Dr. Bronner might be one of the most colorful and unique CEO's you can imagine. The history of him, his family and his soap company is truly a testament of the preserverence and strength of the human spirit. I highly encourage you to read his timelime for a glimpse of what steadfast dedication and commitment can accomplish in the face of so much adversity. Seriously it will amaze you! 

Dr. Bronner's claim to fame comes down to his Magic All-One Pure Castile Liquid Soaps whose formulation precedes all other similarly marketed soaps and blows all of them away. It really isn't even fair to compare them.

Dr. Bronners Magic Pure Castile Soaps are vegetable based, preservative-free, paraben-free and contain absolutely no artificial thickeners. The formula uses only  organic essential oils and makes sure to follow all fair trade requirements.  
On par with their "green" philosophy, the company also minimizes their ecological footprint by making everything 100% biodegradable and using only post-consumer recycled bottles and paper labels. 
How can you not get behind them?

I have been using Dr. Bronners Castile Soaps for years now and a lot of their products are considered to be staples in our household. 
My all time favorite is definitively the Dr. Bronners Magic Pure Castile Soap in Almond

Dr.Bronner soapsNothing brings the warmth and coziness of home and hearth into your shower like our heavenly almond scent. All oils and essential oils are certified organic to the National Organic Standards Program. Packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

Water, Saponified Organic Coconut*, Organic Palm* and Organic Olive* Oils (w/Retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils**, Citric Acid, Vitamin E

Dr.Bronner Almond SoapDr.Bronner claims that there are 18 ways the Magic Pure Castile Soap can be used but I am sure the "green" community can come up for a few more. 

Personally I have used the Almond soap as: shampoo, body wash, face wash, hand soap, makeup brush cleanser, bathroom & kitchen cleaner, fruit & veggie wash and even pet shampoo! It works amazingly well and makes me feel good about using it since I know I am not layering chemicals all over the place. 

I love that despite the fact that it does not have synthetic foaming agents it still manages to bubble up beautifully and feels velvety on the skin. The lather is more than generous, cleans my skin perfectly without stripping it, smells distinctly but naturally and rinses away without any residue left over. My skin is very sensitive and can be very reactive when it comes to skincare products but none of the Dr. Bronner products have ever yielded any kind of a negative reaction. In fact, my skin feels a lot better when I use this consistently. The almond scent is beautiful and one of the milder scents used with the magic soaps. To me this smells identical to a comforting almond marzipan cookie and I enjoy using it every day.

The formulation of all Dr. Bronner Castile Soaps is extremely concentrated, which means that you are free to dilute it to suit your own needs but regardless of the ratio you end up choosing, its important to use a little at a time until you are comfortable with its performance. Remember this stuff is potent!

My final verdict is as positive as it gets! I would and have recommended this soap to everyone - members of the Sensitive Skin Care Club included! The price is more than reasonable when you take in to account the concentration of the Castile Soap formula and all the functions this magic liquid can preform.

Dr. Bronner Magic Pure Castile Classic Soaps can be purchased in various health stores, supermarkets, department stores and various places online. Visit Dr. Bronner's company website for more information on all products they have, purchases and other retail information!

Have you tried the Dr.Bronner soap? Whats your favorite soap?


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