Using natural products, in addition to cruelty-free and vegan products, has become very important to me — not just for my own health, but because the products that we use also affect the environment (including water and fish). So I’ve been doing my best to use relatively natural products, while still being friendly on my wallet! That being said, today I’m going to talk about one of my absolute favourites…the Pure-Castile Liquid Soap from Dr. Bronner’s! I’ve been using this multi-purpose soap for a few years now, and I absolutely love it! So, I thought I’d share some information about it and why I love it!
Description/How to Use: “Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps are good for just about any cleaning task. Face, body, hair & dishes, laundry, mopping, pets—clean your house and body with no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents—none! Dilute! Dilute! OK!!”
Ingredients: Dr. Bronner’s uses simple, clean ingredients in their Pure-Castile Liquid Soaps. The ingredients differ slightly depending on scent, but as an example, the ingredients in the citrus Pure-Castile Liquid Soap are:
Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Orange Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Lemon Oil, Organic Lime Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol
*CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
**None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.
Size: Dr. Bronner’s offers at least five sizes of their Pure-Castile Liquid Soap — 59 mL, 236 mL, 472 mL, 946 mL, and 3.8 L (this is what I’ve seen, but they may offer additional sizes).
Price: Prices range based on size — from $6.29 CAD (59 mL) to $93.95 CAD (3.8 L); but it all also depends on where it’s purchased (some stores charge more or less).
Is it cruelty-free? Yes!
Is it vegan? Yes!
Availability: Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap can be found quite easily in Canada. I know that it’s sold in-store at Superstore and Loblaws; and online on Amazon, Vitasave.ca, and Well.ca.
Why do I love it?: I’ve used Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap all kinds of ways! My favourite uses for it, though, are as a body wash, to hand wash laundry, to clean the house, and to spray plants to keep bugs away. This soap is really great quality and is very effective. It cleans what needs to be cleaned, and with only a small amount of product. I know it seems quite expensive given the amount in each bottle; but this soap is super concentrated, so only a tiny amount is needed. What I really love about Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is that it’s natural and safe. I feel good using it, knowing that it’s not harmful to me or the environment. I also love that the ingredients are ethically sourced. This is something that we don’t always think about, but is important . Many of us are not even aware how certain ingredients are sourced and how it may be harming the environment and animals. More products need to be not only cruelty-free and vegan, but also be made from ingredients that are not sourced in a way that’s harmful — so good on Dr. Bronner’s for going the ethical route! The Pure-Castile Liquid Soap from Dr. Bronner’s is definitely an essential in our house!
Do you love the Pure-Castile Liquid Soap from Dr. Bronner’s as much as I do?