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December 28, 2009

Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap Review

Check out Smartblackchic's review of Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap.





Have you tried it yet? If so, how would you rate it? Is it worth me picking up a bar?!


32 Chime in!:

Miss Tasha said...

I use it in liquid form for when I really need to deep cleanse and I want to stimulate growth. The peppermint tingles, a very cool sensation, just don't get it in your eyes (you'll be sorry lol). I trimmed an inch off of my hair in October and used the castile soap with every co-wash and got my inch back by the middle of November. Some ladies may not like the way it feels when it's on their hair, it does feel a bit "squeaky" I guess you could say, but it doesn't bother me as long as I follow it with good conditioner.

Conscious Parent said...

I have the bar and have not used it yet. However, my husband and I use Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Liquid Soap daily as a body wash. We just put some in a spray bottle since only a little is needed. We appreciate that the product is all natural, inexpensive considering a little goes a long way, and serves multiple uses. Apparently, the soap can also be used to wash clothes. May give that a whirl one day. Anyway, I also use the liquid soap as a shampoo for my hair. The peppermint gives the scalp a nice tingle :-) Only a little is necessary in order to achieve nice clean hair without having your hair feel stripped of all mositure. Be careful, it burns if you accidently get the soap in your eyes.

They have a baby version. We have not used the baby product yet. We always (when we can) use baby products on ourselves before using with our baby to test. Don't want to burn the little one's eyes. :)

Mommy turned us on to Dr. Bronner's soaps and we are very happy with their products. Thanks, Mommy...and Dr. Bronner's!

Marsha (BrownFace) said...

I haven't tried the solid bar, but I LOVE Dr. Bronner's liquid soap!! I use it for EVERYTHING and you can use it for ANYTHING!!!! I use the unscented to wash my face, body and hair and the peppermint to clean my sink, wash my hair and body and believe it or not it kills little unwanted insects...lol,lol (I just bought a house and had to try something on these pests...lol) Great review and I love her TWA. Making me want to revisit.

Anonymous said...

I used the liquid soap on my hair once and it left a white film on my hair but I probably used to much. My hair didn't feel clean but my scalp felt good. I might try it again as a scalp rinse.

Lost_One said...

Ladies that use it as a body wash and shampoo, do you have to dilute it before using it?

dajewel1982 said...

i've tried it, and its my staple!! i use it 'clarify' about every other month or so. i don't usually dilute it because i use a VERY small amount. its very gentle on my hair. love it so much that i got pretty much all of the flavors. i also like to use the soap as a stain removal. the peppermint is REALLY cooling.

Loquacious said...

I love Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap! It is what I use in place of shampoo. Although, I haven't used the bars; only the liquid soap.

@ Lost_One-I use it as a body wash and shampoo, and I don't dilute it. However, you don't need a lot. If you are using it as a body wash, then the size of two silver dollars on a wash cloth should work. If you are using it for your hair, try a quarter size first.

Finally, if you don't like the tingle feeling, then try the other Dr. Bronner's Castile soaps. The castile is what makes the soap great for your hair.

Anonymous said...

I just started to use it-in liquid form. My first wash was good, lathered well, only needed a little, tingles, and smells good. My scalp felt clean with out being dry. I didn't dilute it but I have read that you can dilute it with water, you can also add raw honey and other oils to the shampoo to create your own specialized shampoo. I liked it so far.

Lost_One said...

Thank you for your input ladies! Me and my daughter are natural now, so I want to eventually use all natural products. We also have eczema, so I would like a more natural soap to use on our skin. I think I'll try the baby mild formula.

Anonymous said...

I use it on my hair when I need a shampoo and I also use it on my SO's locs. I dilute the liquid form with olive oil and distilled water. I absolutely love it. It makes his locs feel fabulous and gets both of our hair clean with out being too clean. It is the only thing I like to wash our hair with. Plus, the price is great considering his locs are mbl.

Jennae @ Green Your Decor said...

My family uses Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps for everything! Baths, cleaning, as a shampoo, and more. The peppermint soap is a bit too harsh for my 4-year-old, but we use the Almond and Lavender all the time. My husband and I do love the peppermint for our hair, though, because it tingles and stimulates the scalp. He has locs and I'm natural.

Anonymous said...

I used it once when my hair was long and texturized. I used the lavender one. I don't know why but my hair became dull and hard to comb for a month. Very difficult to remove. I really wanted it to work because it would have saved me a lot of money. I think it depends on the ph and what you have on your hair, I have read that sometimes the components of a soap form a "complex" with dirt. I have also read good things about 100% olive soap, otherwise called Aleppo.

Valentina

Anonymous said...

i use the liquid form and i have the almond and lavendar. i use the baby scent in my son's tub. i have regular castile soap from trader joe's and yes u can basically use it for any and everything so this will definitely stay in stock! they have the large sizes at target for like $13 and its worth it!

kisha

Angelina said...

I have used the peppermint version and it's awesome! The tea tree and hemp ones are also very cleansing. My hubbie and I use it at home for hand wash (we dilute it with half water). We also use it for travel so we won't have to worry about bringing soap and shampoo. His favorite is the lavender. Sometimes I like to mix the peppermint and lavender together. P.S. You should check out his philosophy on the website, it's pretty interesting: http://www.drbronner.com/history_overview.html

curlygem said...

I use the peppermint, almond and lavender liquid soaps as staple shampoos for clarifying. Dr. Bronner's is the greatest!!!

LBell said...

Over the last 7 years or so I've tried almost every variety of Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps (never tried the bars). The only one I keep returning to is almond. Peppermint feels good on the scalp, but it's too harsh for my hair unless I REALLY dilute it (at least 6 parts water to 1 part soap).

I use Dr. Bronner's every fourth wash or so, and I usually follow it with an ACV rinse to help get rid of any residue (because it can leave residue if you use it repeatedly; that's how most castile soaps work from what I've read).

The BEST BEST thing about Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps (and I'm guessing the same is true for the bars) is that, per use, it's SUPER cheap. I had one 8-ounce bottle last for over 2 years, and that was when I was using it every other wash.

savvybrown said...

I use Dr. Bronner for EVERYTHING. I've been using the liquid peppermint soap diluted 2:1 with water as a shampoo all year. In the summer I use it every other week. In the winter, I use it every week, because I put more product in my hair then. A little goes along way. I love it. I always follow with a deep conditioner.

Vee (Scratch) said...

Dr. Bronners soap products are the bomb, period.

You can use it all over your body and you can use it as a cleaner also. The peppermint soap is SUPER-GREAT in the summer, especially on those really hot-muggy days.

Anonymous said...

I love to use the liquid in peppermint and tea tree. Tea tree is wonderful for dry, flaky scalp. I don't dilute it, but I do add Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner to the soap, shake well and apply sparingly to my scalp. My scalp is squeaky clean and my hair is super soft, moist, and light weight. I love how the tea tree and AOHR mix work on my curls!

Mae said...

That would be a YES! I've tried the bar and the liquid soap and both are FANTASTIC! Not expensive either. I purchase mine from Whole Foods Market, but I hear you can get them at Target too.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Bronner's is a Hippie staple and my boyfriend is a total hippie so he uses the Dr. Bronner's Liquid soap. He's used it his whole life and swears by it as a shampoo and body wash (btw he's white). When we first started dating I ran out of Dove Body Wash and tried using his for a few weeks. My skin became dry and I had to switch back to using Dove and other moister rich cleansers. I wouldn't recommend using Dr. Bronner's as a shampoo for Kinky hair. It's great as a clarifying body wash and shampoo... but thats about it.

Love, Life, Happiness said...

I love Dr. Bonner's peppermint liquid soap. I'm always trying new products but I always go back to Dr. Bonner. I dilute mine because 1)I always get soap in my eyes and it burns like crazy and 2) I am heavy handed on my products and saw that it was drying my hair out a little. Just use 2 parts water for 1 part soap and enjoy. I also find it very economical since it can be used for so many different things.

SweetKinks said...

I have only used the bar and it is pretty great.

TIP-
the way I make sure that there is no product left after I rinse, is I lather in my hand then apply to my scalp/hair.
I noticed that when I rubbed the bar in my hair, there was still some left after I rinsed.
so I hope that helps, and now, I gotta try the liquid, and some other kinds [because I have only tried one type].

Anonymous said...

I'm about to purchase the peppermint liquid soap for my hair and i'm loving the great reviews posted so far. I'm curious however, if it works for all types of hair- I have locks. is anyone using it for their locks? if so, please post your comments.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I first used Dr. B's when I was nineteen years old, and embracing a totally 'natural' lifestyle. Sadly and stupidly, I eventually went back to most of my old habits, however, the Dr. Bronner's I have consistently 're-discovered' over the years... it was great then, it is great now! -- I have introduced it to my 20, and 22 year-old sons, and they love it! Wonderful, pure, refreshing, as ever!

Anonymous said...

I started using Dr. Bronner's peppermint and lavender liquid soaps as body wash when I learned about the possible dangers of parabens in most other products. I am totally hooked! I use the peppermint in the morning and it wakes me right up! Lavender is more soothing and I love to use that at night. I can't believe how long a bottle lasts! My kids are now hooked as well. The peppermint does irritate my daughter's skin when she shaves her legs though so for that she uses lavender. I also poured out my "Dial" liquid handsoap from the foaming dispenser it came in. I added a small amount of Dr. Bronner's and the rest water...it makes a great foaming hand soap now!

Anonymous said...

I use the bar in place of shampoo and I LOOOOOVE IT! I do not dilute it and it does wonderfully for cleansing my hair without drying it out like some shampoos. I also got it from Trader Joe's for $2.99 and I saw it at Target for $4.99 in the cosmetic section with all the natural cosmetics. Give it a try...

The Diamond Diva said...

loving this site!!! this post on the Castille soap was very informaive

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Misspretty* said...

I have used this soap all through my transition and even now. I abso LoVe it. It has multiple uses, you can shower and wash your tresses at the same time! Bonus!!! I have wondered if was too dry though. I use the liquid form. I do not dilute and I love the smell and tingle!!

Azamalis said...

I've used it for about a year - and I love it as a shampoo....but I only use it about once every month or so, and I try to deep condition right after I use it...

Jax said...

I use Dr. Bronner's Almond Castile soap diluted with coconut oil for a great moisturizing shampoo.....I have used this as my primary shampoo to great results. I have also turned alot of friends (natural and relaxed hair) onto it. You do not get the fried feeling that you get after using other sulphate shampoos and before applying conditioner. I highly recommend it!

Jax

Herryponting said...

I almost like castile soap for only dr bronners.
Buy Castile Soap Peppermint

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