Snapshot: Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Bar Soaps are biodegradable, vegan, gentle and versatile, good for washing body, face or hair!
We Love It Because: Talk about versatility! Dr. Bronner’s pure-castile bar soap can be used for just about anything, and we mean anything, from body care to home care!
Dr. Bronner’s started as a small family business back in 1940s and quickly became the world’s most trusted leader of the organic and fair trade movement responsible for making socially and environmentally caring products of the highest quality and dedicating their profits to help make a better world. Today Dr. Bronner’s is the largest personal care company certified under USDA’s National Organic Program and is committed to becoming a zero waste operation factory.
Organic Palm Oil is a primary ingredient in Dr. Bronner’s Castile Bar Soaps. Palm Oil gives the bar its hardness and balances the lathering power of coconut oil, while keeping the soap from softening and dissolving too fast. The company’s Palm Oil is produced ethically from sustainably-harvested palm fruits in Ghana’s Eastern Region.
Scented with pure Lavender and Lavandin Oils to calm the mind and soothe the body! Dr. Bronner's Lavender Pure-Castile Bar Soap (140g) is made with Certified Fair Trade ingredients and Organic U.S. grown Hemp Oil for a soft, smooth lather that will not dry your skin. 100% biodegradable in a 100% post-consumer recycled wrapper.
Organic Coconut Oil*, Organic Palm Oil*, Sodium Hydroxide**, Water, Organic Olive Oil*, Lavandin Extract, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Lavender Extract, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Tocopherol.
*Certified Fair Trade Ingredients
**None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin.
How To Use It
Use Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Bar Soap either whole, grated or soap cream, as noted.
Grated bar soap: Grate bar soap with a medium-to-fine kitchen grater. Dissolves best in warm to hot water.
Soap cream: Dice bar soap into ½-inch cubes. Soak in 4 c. (960 ml) water for 24 hours. Blend in blender on lowest speed to create a foamy gel. Alternatively, grate bar soap and blend with 960 ml warm (not steamy) water in blender on lowest speed.
HANDS-FACE-BODY - Lather Pure-Castile Bar Soap on wet hands or washcloth.
MAKEUP REMOVAL - Wet face and lather bar soap on to hands. Massage into skin. Rinse.
HAIR - Rub wet bar soap into very wet hair. Lather and rinse. Follow with Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Organic Hair Rinse or diluted apple cider vinegar.
BATH - Add 4 Tbsp. (60 ml) grated bar soap or ½ c. (120 ml) soap cream to running warm bath water. (Doesn’t bubble, but still cleans) .
SHAVING - Lather bar on area to create creamy foam. Or, cut to fit as a shaving cake in bottom of shaving cup. Whip up lather with wet shaving brush.
TEETH - Cut a portion of bar to dedicate to tooth brushing. Swipe toothbrush on bar and brush to teeth. Rinse. (Note: It does taste like a soap).
FOOT BATH - Add 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) grated bar soap in a small tub of very warm water. Swish to dissolve.
DISHES / HANDWASHING - Best—Rub dishcloth or brush on bar soap. Or, add 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) grated bar soap or ¼ c. (60 ml) soap cream to about 1 ½ gallons (6 L) very warm running water. Swish to dissolve.
LAUNDRY - Recommended in hot and warm water only. Not recommended for HE. Use Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile or Sal Suds in cold water and HE. • Grated bar soap: In a food processor, combine one grated bar of soap with 4 c. (960 ml) baking soda. Pulse to blend. Use ¼ - ⅓ c. (60-80 ml) per large load. • Soap cream: Use ½ c. (120 ml) for a large load. Add ½ c. (120 ml) baking soda to wash cycle. • For either method, add 1 c. (240 ml) vinegar to the rinse cycle.
HANDWASHING DELICATES - In 1 gallon (4 L) cold water, lather bar soap with hands until the water is slightly soapy. Swish garment gently. Let soak 10 minutes. Swish again. Rinse with clean water. Gently press out excess water with a towel. Hang or lay flat to dry.
MOPPING (WOOD, LAMINATE & STONE FLOORING) - Add 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) grated bar soap or ¼ c. (60 ml) soap cream to 1 gallon (4 L) hot water. Dunk mop and wring thoroughly. On wood and laminate, avoid excess water.
ALL-PURPOSE CLEANING SPRAY - Dissolve ½ c. (120 ml) soap cream in 3 ½ c. (840 ml) warm water. Whisk to blend. For extra antimicrobial, add ¼ tsp. (1.25 ml) tea tree essential oil. WINDOWS Dissolve 1 tsp. (5 ml) soap cream in 1 quart (1 L) warm water in a spray bottle. Spray window and squeegee. Follow with spray of club soda or vinegar/water. Wipe dry.
TOILET - Spray toilet bowl thoroughly with All-Purpose Spray (above) with optional ¼ tsp. (1.25 ml) tea tree oil added. Sprinkle baking soda on toilet brush, scrub bowl, let sit 10 minutes, flush.
FRUIT & VEGGIE WASH - Lather bar soap with hands into a bowl of water. Dunk produce and swish. Rinse in clear water.
DOG WASHING - Wet dog thoroughly. Massage bar in fur to create good lather. Rinse thoroughly. As with people, avoid soap in eyes and water in ears.
CLEANING MAKEUP BRUSHES - Wet makeup brush thoroughly. Lather soap in hands and massage gently through bristles for 10+ seconds. Rinse and air dry.
ANT SPRAY (NOT ON PLANTS) - Dissolve ½ c. (120 ml) soap cream in 3 ½ c. (840 ml) of water.