Soap With a Soul
In keeping with the eco-friendly theme of October (also see my recent Blogtipping post), there’s an environmentally-sound product we’ve been using for nearly 3 years that I thought was worth a mention…
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap features organic peppermint & mentha arvensis oils to create an exhilirating, tingly, sinus-opening shower experience that’s about as close as you can come to bathing in liquid Altoids!
Although Dr. Emanuel H. Bronner passed away 10 years ago, the Bronner family continues to uphold his devout spiritual values, socially-responsible attitutes, & ecological-minded philosophies in both their business and their products. They support sustainable agriculture, farm worker health, & ecological processing methods by making their completely biodegradable soaps with certified organic oils and packaging them in wrappers & bottles made of 100% recycled materials. Bronner’s remarkable story and unconventional humanitarian outlook even inspired an award-winning documentary called Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox.
Dr. Bronner’s soaps are also available in bars, but I recommend the concentrated liquid. Note that because this soap doesn’t contain any environmentally-damaging foaming agents or harsh detergents, they’re probably much less "sudsy" than the stuff you’ve been showering with but it’ll leave your skin feeling clean & refreshed not dried out.