Dr Bronner’s is an American soap company, that has been producing simple, natural soaps for nearly 70 years. Their range of soaps include both solid bars in a variety of natural scents, and liquid castile soap which can be used for a variety of needs and purposes, either on its own or as a base for numerous household cleaning products.
The eponymous Dr Bronner’s soap company was founded in 1948 by Emmanuel Bronner, a third-generation soapmaker whose Jewish-American family had been master soapmakers since the mid-19th century. His distinctive packaging has been in use since that time, and is easily recognised by natural health consumers for the text that covers every inch of the label with Dr Bronner’s philosophy on spirituality and ecology.
The company has a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability and sustainable and ethical business practice, with a high percentage of certified organic and fair trade ingredients, traceability in the supply chain, fairly paid wages, environmental initiatives and only simple, natural ingredients.
Dr Bronner's soaps are glycerine-rich to support skin moisture levels, and contain no synthetic fragrances, only essential oils. Try their natural toothpasterange too, it's 100% fluoride-free.
Dr Bronner's Rainbow Sampler Pack makes a wonderful introduction to the Pure Castile Liquid Soap range.
This pack contains 59ml versions of:
The Pure Castile Liquid Soap can be used in 18 ways around the home - from a skin, body and hair wash to general household cleaning. This pack is beautifully packaged, making it a fantastic gift for family and friends.
Face: 2-3 drops on wet hands, applied to wet face.
Body: one small squirt, applied to wet body.
Hair: ½ tbsp worked into wet hair, or dilute ½ tbsp in ½ a cup of water and work that into wet hair.
Bath: Depends upon water amount, but approximately 2 tbsp soap in an average sized bath. (note - this won't bubble, but still cleans)
Teeth: 1 drop on a toothbrush (and yes, it does tastes like soap).
Foot bath: 1 ½ tsp in a small tub of hot water.
Clearing congestion: 1 tbsp in a bowl of steamy hot water. Breathe in mist with a towel over your head.
Dishes (handwashing): Pre-dilute 1:10 with water.
Laundry: 1/3-1/2 cup of soap for a large load in a normal washer. Add ½ cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
Mopping: 1/4 cup of soap in 5 litres of hot water.
All-purpose cleaning: ¼ cup in a litre of water in a spray bottle. Add ¼ tsp of tea tree essential oil if desired.
Windows: 1 tbsp in a litre of water in a spray bottle. Follow up with soda water, or half vinegar/half water.