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For some reason I am always on the lookout for new body washes, or any type of product that will turn my shower into a mini spa. Taking a shower is my time to forget about the day, refresh and relax. I tend to favor body washes, since you receive the antibacterial benefits of soap with the added bonus of aromatherapy and moisturizer.
I have been hearing about Dr. Bronner’s Magic soaps for quite some time now. Recently, I stumbled upon them at my local Whole Foods store and decided to give them a try. What a pleasant surprise!
I purchased Dr. Bronner’s Magic Pure Castile Classic Soap in Lavender and Almond. The soaps are a natural antibacterial agent, and contain organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, vitamin E along with a base of pure essential oils. All ingredients are certified fair trade. These liquid soaps create a luxurious lather, and impart a warm, intoxicating fragrance. I just adore using the Lavender soap as a bubble bath after a long day at work.
The amazing thing about Dr. Bronner’s products is the versatility. It states on the bottle that there are 18-1 uses, and I plan on trying them all out myself! I have already used this bottle as a brush cleaner for my makeup brushes, and it left them amazingly clean and soft.
– For everyday body-washing: Get wet and pour soap full-strength onto hands-washcloth-loofah. Also, pour one to two capfuls in bathtub for a relaxing soak.
– For other uses, dilute from one part soap into 40 parts water for light cleaning, to cutting it in half or using it full strength for heavy-duty grease-cutting jobs.
– For the laundry, use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup for one regular load; adjust as needed depending on hardness of water. I’ve been told that adding a dash of baking soda makes it even better.
– 1/4 oz water to equal parts Dr. Bronner’s soap for a pet spray.