Dr. Bronner’s magic soap is advertised to have 18 different uses, although there are many more than that. Have you used this castile soap as a cleaning product? Did you know you can also use it as a beauty product? If you are trying to get rid of harmful chemicals, I have found Dr. Bronner’s castile soap to work well as a natural alternative. Here are just three ways to incorporate it into your beauty routine.
Use Dr. Bronner’s castile soap as a face wash
I have recently switched to using Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap as a face wash. It has proven to be much more effective than my other natural, homemade products. While you might enjoy the tingling sensation of the peppermint soap, I find it to be harsh and slightly drying. The recommended scents are tea tree (which has antibacterial properties) and baby mild. I use approximately five drops of the liquid tea tree soap, although some people find the bar soap to be less drying. Use whichever is more convenient for you.
Use Dr. Bronner’s castile soap as a body wash
You could use any of Dr. Bronner’s liquid or bar soaps to wash up in the shower. Again, many people like how the peppermint makes their skin tingle and wakes them up; another good scent for your morning shower would be Citrus Orange. If you shower at night, or just prefer something more relaxing, you could try lavender, rose, or almond. And for those of us who like unscented soap, the baby mild is always a good choice. Place just a few drops on a damp washcloth or loofah, or even on your hands, lather up, and scrub. Again, if you prefer, you could use the bar soap instead.
Use Dr. Bronner’s castile soap as a shampoo
Dr. Bronner’s soap can be used as a shampoo for anyone – even your pets! I use the peppermint scent for washing up my dog as an additional way of warding off fleas and ticks. Ours is diluted one part soap to forty parts filtered water, although you could play around with the ratio to find the right one for you. Any scent should work, depending on your personal preferences. Even the bar soaps should work if that’s all you have.
Remember, if you use Dr. Bronner’s as a baby wash, stick with the baby mild (unscented) soap; essential oils could be too harsh for such delicate skin. And even though it’s very gentle, always avoid the eyes.
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