Dr. Bronner's Review
I've been using Dr. Bronner's as my body soap of choice for a long time now, and I'm finally getting around to writing a review about it. I used to use the liquid soap but I switched to the bar semi-recently to avoid plastic packaging. Here are some things to consider if you're looking into purchasing Dr. Bronner's:
1. Bottom line, this soap GETS THE JOB DONE. You're super clean and smell great when you get out of the shower, and that's pretty much all that matters.
2. It's made of ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS (organic too!). I hate looking at a soap in the drug store and not knowing most of the ingredients that are going on my skin. I still use Cetaphil for my face (still using up my Costco size from pre-zero waste) and I recently found out that it contains a bunch of not-so-great ingredients. When I read the list for Dr. Bronner's I recognize and am comfortable with them all.
3. Can be bought ZERO WASTE when you choose the bar option, which is wrapped in paper.
4. SMELLS GREAT. I love the peppermint scent because it wakes me up in the mornings, but the lavender, rose, orange, and well...all of them smell amazing. These scents are made using organic oils.
5. VEGAN and CRUELTY FREE. Why use a product that harms animals and the environment when you have other amazing options?
6. CHEAP. One bar lasts me sooooooo long and only costs $4.69!
1. WEIRD RINSE FEELING. When you rinse, your skin kind of feels rubbery at first. This sounds worse than it is, it's just find of annoying, and it goes away when you dry off. But hey, Dr. B, if you figure out how to fix this that would be awesome!
2. CONTAINS PALM OIL. Even though Dr. Bronner's works with "sustainable palm oil producers", I hesitate using this product because it still condones the use of palm oil. It's super bad for the environment and workers and destroys animal habitats. If you want to be sad but woke read this article. This con is something that I'm struggling with lately; please comment below if you have any thoughts about "sustainable" palm oil production.
I love this soap and I don't see myself switching anytime soon, unless I find a local soap without palm oil. It's cheap, pretty zero waste, has a relatively low environmental impact and is damn good at what it does. I recommend this product as an easily accessible natural soap.