A while back Aaron heard about Dr. Bronner's and, never one to do things halfway, ordered the largest bottle of the peppermint liquid soap. He loved it from the get-go and uses it for his shampoo AND body wash but it took me longer to climb on board. It's kind of intense if you don't dilute it (you can, but you don't have to) and I was happy with whatever body wash was sitting in my shower at the time.
Unfortunately, Dr. Bronner's is super drying for me (even my coconut oil routine is no match for it) so I've opted for a minimalist washing approach- "pits and bits" is how I've seen it referred to in various beauty forums. I occasionally bust out my loofah for a full body scrub when I feel like I need it but otherwise? Minimal works just fine for me. It certainly cuts down on my shower time and my skin seems healthy and happy.
The nice thing about Dr. Bronner's is that it's super multi-functional. You can also use it as....
I know! Gross! It's like washing your mouth with soap!
But it's actually not so bad, especially since we buy the peppermint soap. The aftertaste takes some getting used to but my teeth feel squeaky clean and I feel good that I'm cutting out two chemical-laden products with one organic stone. One or two drops on your toothbrush, scrub scrub and done!
Have you used Dr. Bronner's? Have you tried it for laundry? I'm kind of scared to attempt it! I'm having flash backs to our flooded laundry room 6 months ago....
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