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
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.
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!)