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Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender

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Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender
 
4.8

(based on 65 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Gentle (4)
  • Pleasant smell (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (5)
  • Baths (3)
  • Shower (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Paired with the Clarisonic, This Stuff Heals Rashes Immediately

As I said previously in my review about Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap , long before the days of environmental chanting and the hipness of being green, my family was operating in as much...Read complete review

As I said previously in my review about Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap , long before the days of environmental chanting and the hipness of being green, my family was operating in as much of a chemical free situation as possible. One of the products we used often was Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap. We had various fragrances of Dr, Bronner's Castile Soaps, from Peppermint to Eucalyptus, to Almond, and eventually Lavender. Although Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap selection did not originally include lavender scent, it was around eventually and I used it.

Dr. Bronner's Soaps come in various sizes from 2 oz to one gallon, and if you have ever used it in years past, you might see that there has been a significant change in the way that it works and feels, and this may or may not be good news for you. The great news is that Dr Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap is still made without sodium lauryl sulfate, so it does not strip the skin like sodium lauryl sulfate does. That also means that it won't cut grease for household cleaning as well as it used to, but it still does a good job.

It can be challenging to use in the shower, however, because it comes out quickly and I find it goes to waste more than it used to when too much comes out.

There are many uses for Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap. Here is a list of all of those we or others we know have used it for:

* bathing and showers
* instead of toothpaste
* pet shampoo
* dishwashing liquid
* mouthwash
* aftershave
* douche
* foot bath
* laundry
* pest spray
* rash proof diaper soap
* floor soap
* makeup brush cleaner
* hair cleansing (although it is a bit harsh for most hair)


**Unique Use For This Soap**

One of the best uses that I have found for Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap in Lavender, however, has been a rather unusual one. There was a rash that I kept getting on my inner leg near my knee. When it showed up, it would last for months and drive me wild with the itching and the torment it was giving me.  Nothing worked, and that was very unusual. Usually I can find a natural method to be rid of most anything. This rash had me stumped.

I looked all over and stumbled upon information that lavender is an antifungal and also that some people found relief from rashes using the Clarisonic cleansing brush, so I decided that I would try using Dr Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap on that rash with the Clarsonic brush. What happened stunned me- in two days, the rash stopped itching, and in a week, the rash was completely gone. I have used Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap several times on this stubborn rash, and it always goes away in a day or two.

Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap is good for bug repellant as lavender tends to repel moths and other bugs more than the peppermint, so I also like to use it for gentle washing of natural fibers such as wool or silks- used very diluted.

Dr. Bronner's is easier to find now than it used to be, but it still can be a challenge in some places. We have found Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile soap at some grocery stores, natural foods stores, and www.drugstore.com and www.vitaminshoppe.com.


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Dr-Bronners-Pure-Castile-Liquid-Soap-Peppermint-review-59908

Performance
For those who find the Dr Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap too irritating to sensitive skin, I find that Dr Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap is much less tingly on the skin, yet it still cleans as well and smells wonderful. If you found any of the Dr. Bronner's Castile Soaps too drying in the past, I would encourage you to try it now, as it tends to strip the skin less than it used to although I still need a good moisturizer after using it. Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap is a good value. A container will last a long time and although it is not cheap, it does serve a lot of purposes, and due to its high concentration, a large container can last well over a year depending on how much you use it.

Scent
Dr Bronner's Castile Soap in Lavender is a very pale runny icy amber colored liquid. Compared to years past, the current version is quite runny and not as concentrated as it used to be, however, it is still concentrated, and has many uses. The lavender scent is strong, but not as strong as it used to be. I would say it is about half as powerful as in years past, but it is still nice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'm Not Sold

I wish I could say I enjoyed using Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap as much as the other reviewers. I was certainly optimistic when I purchased it in the store. I had...Read complete review

I wish I could say I enjoyed using Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap as much as the other reviewers. I was certainly optimistic when I purchased it in the store. I had heard such great things about it, especially that it is more mild and safer than typical soap. But when I tried to wash my hair with it or to use it as a body wash, I felt as though it left a sticky residue behind. I tried it a couple times and this happened each time. (I had to use apple cider vinegar to remove the residue from my hair!)

I will say, though, that after reading the other reviews, I did not know that the soap can be used to clean the house and can be added to the laundry. So, if I ever give Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap a second chance, I'll be sure to check out these properties. But I'm not sure this will happen soon, since other products work better for me.

I hope that you have a more positive experience than I did, if you do try it.

Effectiveness
As I mentioned earlier, it was not so effective for me when I used it as a shampoo and as a body wash.

Scent
At least it smelled nice!

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5.0

Perfect for sensitive skin

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from Jacksonville, Florida

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Pros

  • Cleans Effectively
  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Pleasant Smell

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Showers
  • Travel

Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

I like this part of the lot because it's really good for sensitive skin. One of the main times I like to use this is during winter time when my skin gets a lot more dryer because of the weather. This soap has a pleasant smell and the fact that it doesn't lather up or contain harsh ingredients is really good for my skin. My skin always feels supple and soft after using it. It's very concentrated so you only need a little bit and then you just dilute it with water. I also love the fact that it can be used for multiple uses.

 
5.0

Love this multi use product!

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from Dallas, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Clean ingredients
  • Cleans Effectively
  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Pleasant Smell
  • So many uses

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Baths
    • Daily Use
    • Household cleaning

    Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

    This soap is awesome for ANY cleaning. Body wash, pet shampoo, multi surface cleaner... I am a "brand buyer" in THIS case because I just love this brand specifically. I do think that is a great value!

     
    4.0

    great product that can been used for almost anything

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    from new york

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    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Baths
    • Daily Use
    • Showers

    Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

    I love dr. bonner almond castile soap. It can be used for many things. It can be used for a bath or to wash your face. some people use it to make a household cleaner. I like to use for bathing or beauty rituals. I find It's a bit to drying for a shampoo at least for me.

     
    5.0

    I heart Dr. Bronner's Pure CastileSoaps this is my fave

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    from Ormond Beach, FL

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    Pros

    • Cleans Effectively
    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle
    • Good Value
    • Moisturizes
    • Pleasant Smell

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Baths
      • Daily Use
      • Showers

      Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

      The best part about this product is that a little bit goes a long way! I'll buy a large bottle of this soap and am amazed each time how long it lasts!! Second best is the quality, smell, and effectiveness. It really cleans, squeaky clean and it's safe for the environment. I'm not the most forward conscious buyer but knowing my soaps that our entire family uses is in the right brings comfort.

       
      5.0

      Perfect for preparing different home made cosmetics

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      from Sofia

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Packaging
      • Cleans Effectively
      • Easy To Use
      • Kills Bacteria
      • Long Lasting
      • Pleasant Smell

      Cons

      • Dries Skin

      Best Uses

      • Bathroom
      • Daily Use
      • Kitchen

      Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

      I use this product for preparing different home made cosmetics, such as shampoo, body wash, dish cleaner

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      4.0

      great healthy soap

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      from ohio

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      Pros

      • Attractive Packaging
      • Cleans Effectively
      • Green
      • Kills Bacteria

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

          this is a great environmentally safe soap. it has been around for many decades and I proven safe for hundreds of use from bathing to cleaning house. pretty amazing really. you can replace all your hazardous cleaning and bath products with this one super concentrated bottle.
          Castile soap also comes in many scents or unscented so you can customize to your liking. It is a little pricey but a bottle will last you a very long time since a little goes a long way with this soap.

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          5.0

          All Natural Great Smelling Versatile Soap

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          from USA

          Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

          I have been using Dr Bronner's soap since I was little and we would take it camping. It is amazing and so versatile. The bottles are concentrated, and a little goes a long way. You can get a foaming bottle and add a little soap to a bottle full of water for an effective hand wash soap. It can be used as a general all purpose cleaner in the house, and I have also used it as a shampoo with great results. It lends well to travel because of its multiple uses. For any of these uses i would recommend following instructions on how to dilute it, or experimenting or you may be left with a soapy film if you get it too strong. One bottle will last quite awhile so it is worth the cost to me. What I love best though is the knowledge that it contains no toxic chemicals, or anything that would make my child's sensitive skin break-out.

          Effectiveness
          It is very gentle while still being an effective cleaner.

          Scent
          Lavender is my favorite smell, and this soap keeps its scent very well because it uses pure essential oils not artificial chemicals

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          5.0

          A Good Simple Liquid All-Purpose Soap

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          from Fort Lauderdale, FL

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          Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

          I have this in my bathroom in the hand soap container. I bought it to use for my shower, but I find the scent is a little overwhelming. It is a good soap that can be used for a myriad of uses. It is a good bath soap, and can even be used as shampoo and face wash. It is best to use a conditioner after using castile soap as shampoo, because it will take all the product build-up out of your hair. It is also a good soap for hand-washing delicates, and it can be used in the washer, as well. Read the label, you will see all the uses they recommend!

          Effectiveness
          This is a very effective soap. It is made of all good ingredients and it gets everything clean and free of residue. I use castile soap for all sorts of things in my house and I feel comfortable using it.

          Scent
          This particular scent, Lavender, is a bit too strong for my taste. But this soap comes in so many other scents, that you can really pick and choose as your mood dictates. I really enjoy the peppermint scent for my morning shower. It wakes me up and if I use it as shampoo, it makes my scalp tingle. I really enjoy it. I like the Lavender as hand soap in the bathroom, it doubles as air freshener when I wash my hands.

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          5.0

          You won't believe the things you can clean with it!

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          from Lilburn, GA

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          Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

          OMG this soap is wonderful! Great scent, cleans well, is gentle, and natural! What more can you ask for? and it cleans almost everything. It seems a little costly, but a little goes a long way, so it is actually pretty economical.

          Effectiveness
          It cleans almost everything...just check out the list on the bottle.

          Scent
          The lavender scent is heavenly!

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          5.0

          Great soap for men's sensitive skin

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          from USA

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          Comments about Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap - Lavender:

          I have searched far and wide for a body wash that I can continuously use throughout the year without it irritating my skin or drying it out completely. Every winter my skin becomes dry and itchy, and during the summer it becomes much oilier. I have tried soaps labeled "sensitive skin" and they still give me slight irritations. I finally stumbled upon Dr. Bronner's soaps. I tried every scent of it and I loved all of them. The lavender one works perfectly for me because I shower at night and not the morning. The lavender actually helps me calm down and relaxes me before I sleep at night. I have used it in the morning, and it does not make me fall asleep again, but I prefer to use this scent at night. Like all Dr. Bronner's soaps, it comes out a bit thin and watery. You have to use to a sponge or loofah. Pouring this directly into your hands will result it most of it to be on the floor at feet. Expensive, but worth it. I recommend this product.

          Effectiveness
          I feel squeaky clean

          Scent
          Helps calm me down after a long day

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