Sunday, 7 January 2018

Dr. Bronner's & The Magic of Soap

Dr. Bronner's, beauty, review
Dr. Bronner's, review, all-in-one soap
Dr. Bronner's, beauty, review
Dr. Bronner's, beauty, review
Dr. Bronner's, beauty, review
Dr. Bronner's, beauty, review
Dr. Bronner's, beauty, review
Dr. Bronner's, beauty, review

New year new habits! One of my good resolutions is to be more conscious what beauty products I use and discover more organic and vegan products to replace chemistry on my bathroom shelf. Cult label Dr. Bronner's might become one of my best beauty friends in 2018, so let me tell you a little bit more about them:

Dr. Bronner's stands for fair payment, fair prices, and sustainable organic production. The philosophy of a united world across religion, ethnic divides or perish by their founder Emanuel Bronner is printed on the labels of their products till nowadays without any changes. We are All-One or none, it says, and you get the feeling this soap is more than just soap, but a key to a better world.

Emanuel – a third-generation master soap maker from a German-Jewish family – emigrated to the USA and started Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps in 1948 with the aim to make socially and environmentally responsible high-quality products. Nowadays the company is run by his children and grandchildren.  In the USA the Dr. Bronner's is the best-selling soap loved by stars and girls next door alike.

Dr. Bronner's soaps, lotions, and balms contain certified organic ingredients for example oils like coconut, jojoba, hemp, and olive. Most products are vegan, except for the Magic Balm and Lip Balm who contain beeswax. All products are organic, fair trade, not tested on animals and come in recycled packaging. Only the soap bars include palm oil, but it wouldn't be Dr. Bronner's if it wouldn't be produced fairtrade in their own program in Ghana.

My three favourite Dr. Bronner's products:

Dr. Bronner's 18 in 1 Pure-Castile Liquid Soap

This product is a real miracle! You can use it for 18 different purposes: Clean your body, face, hair, teeth and even your dishes, animals, laundry, makeup brushes or mop your floors just to name the most important ones.

The soap comes in many different fragrances, I tested peppermint, rose, eucalyptus, citrus and rose. When you start to use the soap for a lot of things, it's best to have several of them at home and choose the scent according to the use (and for variety). Eucalyptus helped me when I had a cold as a bath, and for inhaling, the rose scent is my favourite smell for taking a shower and cleaning my face, and I like the citrus for cleaning my floors.

One of my preferred uses of the soap – regardless the fragrance – is as makeup brush cleaner. I swear it beats every brush cleaner I had before and even gets my foundation brush clean. I wouldn't use Dr. Bronner's soap as toothpaste on a daily base, but for short trips it's great. I can't wait to travel more with Dr. Bronner's because my beauty case will be so so much lighter. Oh my, how I have been waiting for this moment!

Dr. Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitiser

I stopped using sanitisers years ago because they turned my skin dry and I didn't like their strong clinical smell. This one is sooooo different, smelling delicious of organic lavender oil and it's just as effective as a regular sanitiser. I didn't leave the house without this spray in my pocket since I got it and people often ask me about the lavender bomb.

Dr. Bronner's Organic Magic Balm Arnica-Menthol

This product is a balm with premium oils (avocado, coconut, jojoba, and olive) perfect for soft skin and massages. The only product I tested which is not vegan because of the organic beeswax it contains. The Magic Balm stimulates the blood flow and is warming and relaxing. I started to use it after my training, and it helps immensely well against muscle ache.

ln case you are looking for a balm you can use as a base for aromatherapy massage you should go for the Magic Balm Baby Mild because it's perfume free.


  1. I love the ethos of this brand! I'll have to try some of their products!

    Emma xxx

  2. Am glad you love this brand. As I got a free sample of theirs from an Eco friendly site that I buy all my cleaning products from and it was great. I will have to give them a try. I've been using Method products for a while and wanted to try something new.