Cleanse : : Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Tea Tree Pure Castile Liquid Soap

Cleanse : : Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Tea Tree Pure Castile Liquid Soap

Hola!

So this post will be devoted to the Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Tea Tree Pure Castile Liquid Soap. I bought this from…you guessed it…Whole Foods! I got this back from my last trip when I OD’d and got the AO GBP Conditioner and the ingredients for my Banana Honey Hair Mask hehehe…. I ended up getting the big ole 32 oz since that was all they had….oh well lol I’ll just plan on having this forever haha. I think I paid around $10 for it which is pretty good since this stuff is SUPER concentrated so you only need a teeny bit PLUS you can use it for a ton of other uses…You can buy Dr. Bronner’s products almost anywhere so don’t worry if you don’t live near a Whole Foods. I know I always rave about shampoo bars (and clearly this is a liquid) but these soaps also come in the bar form (I’ve used the peppermint bar) but I wanted to try the liquid! One drop creates SO much lather! You can seriously OD on this on accident! A little goes a loooooooooooong way!

*SIDEBAR* I actually intended on buying this in the liquid form to wash my doggy, Meyer (he’s a 3 year old mini Dachshund, love him to death :o)) He’s actually what inspired me to get the Tea Tree variation (it comes in Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Almond, Rose, Baby Mild, Citrus and Lavender) because he’s suffered skin problems since he was a lil puppy and I was doing some research and found that lots of dog owners wash with the castile soap and Tea Tree specifically is known to heal skin conditions since it has antiseptic properties. So I figured why not give it a shot! Plus he LOVES taking baths for some reason…he’s weird lol

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Description
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that helps heal cuts and bruises as well as skin conditions like acne dermatitis and psoriasis. All oils and essential oils are certified organic to the National Organic Standards Program. Packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

Ingredients
Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Olive Oil*, Tea Tree Extract, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol *CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
** None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin

*ANOTHER SIDEBAR* I actually read every word on their infamous label. It is quite interesting, a great read actually, and nothing what I expected. You should definitely take the time to read it! So next time you’re sitting on the toilet and have some time….lol….reach over in the shower and grab that bottle lol

Ok so back to point of this post lol so yea there’s a bazillion uses for this soap but I will focus on the use for hair… ok wait…one more sidebar lol…I also use this to wash my face along with my Clarisonic facial brush….OMG!!!! I think I may be curing my super annoying oily, acne-prone skin that I have battled with my whole life!! I think I will always have this in stock for my face. I just LOVE it….

So yea this is great as a hair cleanser! The tea tree is great for clarifying both the scalp and hair due to it’s antiseptic properties, so on those days where I have a lot of oil or product buildup or if I haven’t washed in a while, I would use this. I wouldn’t use this for an “every day cleanser” because it may be too much for my hair to handle and possibly dry it out. The tea tree is also great for those who may have hard water (it can help remove some of the mineral buildup). This cleanser will also increase the blood circulation and unclog the hair follicles on your head, it will help stimulate hair growth which I am ALWAYS for :o)

You only need maybe a nickel sized squirt of this to get a really good lather and PLEASE be warned to keep your eyes closed when washing with this. This stuff will burn!!

Now, I know that some people really hate using castile soap in their hair because of that “drying” feeling you get after you rinse but i don’t mind that because that can be solved by doing a rinse with apple cider vinegar (I keep a diluted mix of ACV and water in spray bottle in my shower) and using a good conditioner that smooths the cuticle. All that feeling is, is your hair cuticle is open so you’ll need something to neutralize it and close it. Check out my post on Hair Porosity if you are confused lol

So overall, this castile soap is handy to keep around for those wash days I want an extra boost of clarification and to take a break from my shampoo bars. If you try it and don’t like it, get your money’s worth and use it to wash your face or your doggy with it :o) (or all the other uses!)

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6 Responses

  1. Okay so I know this post is a year old but FYI the Almond Hemp kind is a little less drying. I just “discovered this soap. I have seen it for YEARS but never tried it. Until it was at Bed Bath and Beyond and I had my 20% off coupon with me (did you know those things never truly expire? The cashier told me they always honour them. Even back to the 90’s!!! but I digress) I use the peppermint one as shampoo and the Almond as bath soap I hate Lavender so that is a no; even though the label has my favourite poem on it. Google out the Psalm if Life if you ever get the chance. I read you can Dilute it with water of coconut oil for different uses. With a Family of 6, we have 4 babies, it is really cost effective and with two daughters that have A TON of hair it helps keep their 4a hair and scalps clean and not dry.

    As a church girl ALL-MY-LIFE the labels sent up some red flags but I agree, we take authority over Princes and Principalities and nothing can come near our dwellings without the permission of the Jesus who lives in and reigns in us. At the same time Paul said it best in Corinthians and I am paraphrasing, if it will cause you or a fellow believer to stumble, don’t do it. At all.

    Read Dr. Bronner’s Bio. He was a seeker. He understood that there was a way of love and peace. Unfortunately he got confused, understandable in his life and times, he literally escaped the holocaust because he saw what was coming. He never denied his Jewish faith and embraced Christianity, his kids were baptised. But then he started adding everything, every world religion. That tells me he was searching for a promise that was already his. Kind of ironic isn’t it? He was looking for the love and peace that by blood right was already his. His motive was right, his method was convoluted. Hope that helps a little. At the very least the label summarised for me what others believe so I can go to the Word and show them how God already has it covered and He is the Way, The Truth and the Life. Lastly that soap is a blessing, and didn’t God promise Abraham that in him all nations would be blessed? Well his grandbaby sure blessed me with the 18 in one soap!

  2. So, don’t laugh at me :) but i want to preface this by saying that some of my friends have been known to call me Super Christian (and those are the Christian ones), haha

    Anyway, I’ve used Dr. Bronner’s in the past and was super happy with them, but that was for shower/ body soap. About a year ago, early into my natural journey (and my new life as a Christian) I had a brainstorm to try out Dr. Bronner’s for my hair! I think it may have been black soap, but if they don’t have a black soap it may have been tea tree or lavender.

    Anyway, I got home and was all gung ho to use it, until I read the bottle! Before it had never crossed my mind and I wouldn’t have known what any of it meant anyway. One of the reasons I was so gung ho to buy it was that I was thinking of it as Christian soap… I know, silly right? Well, I knew id read something about Jesus on the bottle in the past, so I just assumed…

    But THIS time I read it and one line that jumped out at me was something about someone teaching Jesus something, I don’t remember the details but I remember that gave me an immediate “say what?” Moment, because I know that Jesus was the Son of God and God incarnate, so nobody was teaching Him ANYTHING while He was here on the earth. He IS the ultimate teacher! So that made me read on with my squinty detective eyes and as I read on, I think I got the inkling that there were some Masonic beliefs involved. I don’t remember why again, but I’m jostling my memory.

    Anyway, Super Christian took her soap back to the store and I haven’t bought it since. It stung a bit at first, being such an affordable and cool product, but I just didn’t have peace with that weird stuff in our house.

    I won’t be offended if you think I’m weird. I am. I just had to share that story with you when I read your post because it made me chuckle. Couldn’t keep it to myself! :)

    Enjoy your hemp tea tree, girl!

    Love,
    Aja

    • lol you are too funny and surely don’t hold back :o) but I too am a genuine believer/follower of Christ and I know that nothing can have any power or influence over me and my household unless I allow it. My faith and conviction in my beliefs is what protects me from all things.

      This soap is just soap regardless of Dr. Bronner’s personal beliefs :o) If you feel a certain way about this soap then you be surprised by a lot of things you may find in your house lol but if you are truly concerned about something, just pray over it but remember, its the faith that makes things work :o) Don’t give anything power over your mind that is not deserving.

      • Hey Lauren!

        I totally agree with you! I would never judge or expect people to be as hardcore with some things as I am. I think my philosophy with some things is, “if Daddy don’t like it, I don’t like it! Get it out!!!” hahaha!

        Who knows what my philosophy will be as I progress as a Christian. I think it also has lots to do with how I came to The Lord and the fact that I had to get rid of a LOT of things by the leading of the Holy Spirit (astrology and occult books, certain music, books, pictures, etc)… It’s a long story, but I wasn’t raised in a Christian home and when it comes to my dad’s side of my family, I was raised in a completely anti Christian environment, so getting rid of all that stuff was part of a major cleansing and working of the Sprirt in me, so maybe because of my beginnings as a new believer, it just crossed over into who I am now as a toddler in Christ (hopefully only in years and not in maturity :)

        Like I said, I would never expect anyone else to do what I did (with th shampoo) or think that there are any evil or bad things attached to it or have worry. I guess it was more symbolic. Our home and our whole lives are a sacrifice to God and I just don’t like having anything in it (knowingly) that takes away glory from who He is.

        I knew you were Christian from your posts! Very cool! :) Also, you should check out my friend’s blog, http://www.eastofeden.me. It’s not about hair, more current events and life stuff, but she is an amazing writer and young mom and believer. I just thought maybe you would like it! She just unexpectedly lost her sister a few months ago too, so your post about your mom sort of reminded me of her. Her name is Alisha! And she is natural!

        Best to you!
        Aja

  3. I have used this amazing soap since I’ve been natural (almost 3 years). I love them for my hair and my body, but it really dried my face. I’ll continue using my black soap for that. I also clean my tub with it. Lol, and I did enjoy reading the label.

    • The label was great wasn’t it?! lol Yea it can be a bit drying to the face but using a good moisturizer and having oily skin make it work out for me :o)