Friday, 22 January 2010

The incredible all in one 'MAGIC' soap

Sick of all the natural shampoos that i had tried over the years which either smelt good but didn't leave my hair feeling clean or vice versa and bored of making my own i was on the look out for something else. I was also wanted some way to reduce the cost of buying all of these different natural products: shampoo, soap, loocleaner, washing powder,washing up liquid etc. So i went back to Helios, the best health food chain i have discovered so far here in Norway, and i was recommended Dr. Bonners 100% natural and Organic all in one cleaning soaps and my god they really are the best discovery. There are absolutely no synthetic ingredients or petrochemicals used in these products whatsoever, and Dr. Bronner's has recently become Fair Trade certified. They are an exceptionally environmentally and socially sustainable company, and their all in one soap can be used to clean literally anything: body,home,clothes etc and that's exactly what i have started doing. I began using it as a body and hair wash (the citrus orange one) and loved it but after my Ecover washing powder ran out i started using it to wash our clothes, including my sons cloth nappies and then amazed by it's effect, everything else. Wow it is so much better than any natural product that i have used before. The nappies, towels etc actually come out far softer and fluffier than ever before and really clean. Sadly the only thing it doesn't seem to clean well are dishes when used in the dishwasher, but as a washing up liquid it is brilliant.

From Dr. Bronner's website:

"Organic integrity in body care means that the main ingredients as well as secondary ingredients in an organic labeled or branded product are certified organic, produced in compliance with the National Organic Program. Our products are certified to the USDA’s National Organic Program, which consumers rightly trust to ensure the organic integrity of organic labeled products." INGREDIENTS: Water, Saponified Organic Coconut*, Organic Palm* and Organic Olive* Oils (w/Retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils**, Citric Acid, Vitamin E
* FAIR TRADE Ingredients
** Available in Peppermint, Lavender, Almond, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Unscented Baby-Mild, Rose and Citrus Orange

"All soaps are not only certified by Oregon Tilth to the same rigorous USDA National Organic Program standards that certify organic foods, but also are certified Fair Trade by the respected Swiss certifier IMO."

I have only tried the Citrus Orange and the Peppermint ones so far but both i love for different reasons. The Citrus Orange is uplifting, gentle and delicious smelling
while the peppermint is refreshing, invigorating, fresh and clean smelling if that makes sense.

A bit more about Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap from their website:
"Our most popular fragrance. The peppermint essential oil tingles the body and clears the mind. Because therapeutically peppermint oil is a mild stimulant it increases vitality and clarity. All oils and essential oils are certified organic to the National Organic Standards Program. Packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles."

(Peppermint scent): Water, Saponified Organic Coconut & Olive oils (w/ retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Mentha Arvensis, Citric Acid, Vitamin E.

So if you are on the look out for a great organic, fair trade, all in one 'magic' soap that does the job do give this one a go. It will not only save you money but your body and home will love it. For ease you can even buy it on amazon!

p.s I haven't yet used it to clean my teeth yet, but i have heard that some people use it for this too, perhaps tonight i will try it.

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