12-31-2013, 07:22 PM
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  • tsimmns
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I know there are a few on this board that love them (CelestinoSmile

My question is, are they worth the 10 dollars for the 16oz. bottle. I am trying to compare the 16oz. bottle to just a regular bottle of liquid Softsoap from Wally World at 4 or 5 dollars. Any thoughts.

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 01-01-2014, 03:01 AM
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I swear at Dr Bronners - good for pre-shave, showers and general use Biggrin

To me, 10 USD for a half litre bottle is a steal - but then, I live in Norway.

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 01-01-2014, 09:23 AM
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  • Deco
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I recently started using Dr Bronners Peppermint after a 10 year hiatis. I bought a small bottle to see how I liked it. It was as good as I remembered so I bought a 32 ounce bottle for $14.25 locally.

I'm a fan of the peppermint but the other ones I don't care for.

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 03-24-2014, 09:49 PM
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They are very concentrated and a little can go a long way so I think they're definitely better than liquid Softsoap from a discount store, both for quality and value. Some people find them a bit drying because they do have a lot of coconut oil in them (saponified coconut oil is drying, unsaponified coconut oil is moisturizing), but it depends on your skin type.

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 03-25-2014, 06:57 PM
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  • robk
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The label alone is worth the price of admission.

I haven't used them in years, but do recollect that it was drying.

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 10-18-2014, 12:22 AM
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  • dimitrof
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I"ve always been well served with Dr. Bronner soaps. They do last - a little squirt will do you good in the shower. Peppermint has a great tingle to it and invigorates!

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 10-18-2014, 11:03 PM
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(12-31-2013, 07:22 PM)tsimmns Wrote: I know there are a few on this board that love them (CelestinoSmile

My question is, are they worth the 10 dollars for the 16oz. bottle. I am trying to compare the 16oz. bottle to just a regular bottle of liquid Softsoap from Wally World at 4 or 5 dollars. Any thoughts.

what's your intended use?

we grind up dr. bronner's bars of soaps for our laundry soap as well as using the liquid soap in our soap dispensers. our soap dispensers create foam, so very little soap is actually used.

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 10-19-2014, 09:00 PM
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It is a very concentrated soap, so it is actually recommended to water it down when using, so it should last quite a bit longer than you would expect.

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 10-20-2014, 04:30 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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As other's have said. Very concentrated. a 16 oz bottle will last you a very, very long time...I keep a 4 oz by the bathroom sink and a 16 oz in the shower and I'm betting I'm over 8 months on the 16 oz, and about 2/3 through it. That and I use the 16 oz to refill the 4 at the sink.

The peppermint is awesome..

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 10-20-2014, 05:05 PM
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  • v4257
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(03-24-2014, 09:49 PM)Mystic Water Wrote: They are very concentrated and a little can go a long way ....[cut]...people find them a bit drying

+1

Have used them exclusively for ~7-8 yrs now. Natural ingredients & high quality. Little goes a long way. Are quite drying though.

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 10-22-2014, 05:13 AM
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  • Balj86
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I think its the best pres have soap imo. I've tried many and this gave me the best results before and after a shave. I think b/c of all the rich oils used provides for the better skin care.

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 02-01-2015, 07:36 PM
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(03-25-2014, 06:57 PM)robk Wrote: The label alone is worth the price of admission.

I haven't used them in years, but do recollect that it was drying.

That was my exact feeling about Dr. Bronners: The label is very amusing but the soap is not good for my sensitive skin - too much coconut oil for me, which I find to be drying and irritating. 

Nick

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 02-09-2015, 10:01 AM
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  • racebmx
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I have used and like Bronners. I also find it drying for my skin. After trying gobs of soaps, I have really settled in on Kiss My Face and Everyone Hand Soap. Both are cheap and gentle. 

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 02-09-2015, 01:08 PM
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I used to use the peppermint years ago, but stopped. Not sure if the scent was too strong, I got tired of peppermint, or it was too drying. I've moved on to bar soaps which, while they are not quite as cheap as Bronners, I feel do a better job and aren't that much more expensive.

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 02-26-2015, 08:33 AM
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I will add-on to the "a little goes a long way" comment, I use dr. bronners primarily when camping and carry a small 2oz bottle and use just a couple drops and it lathers up a ton, more than any other soap I use camping or not. it's good stuff.

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 02-27-2015, 09:33 AM
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Does anyone mind the thin consistency?  I don't really, but curious to know if others do.

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 02-27-2015, 11:39 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
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(02-09-2015, 01:08 PM)insomniac Wrote: I used to use the peppermint years ago, but stopped. Not sure if the scent was too strong, I got tired of peppermint, or it was too drying. I've moved on to bar soaps which, while they are not quite as cheap as Bronners, I feel do a better job and aren't that much more expensive.

Like insomniac, my wife and I are bar soap fans, and bar soap is what is in our shower and bathroom.  However, in the powder room on the ground floor of our home, the facility our dinner guests and other social visitors use, we find it “necessary” to have a pump bottle of liquid soap handy because -- strange as it may seem -- some of our guests have never, ever, washed their hands with bar soap in their entire lives. 

Among the liquid hand soaps, we have found that Our of Africa Shea Butter Lemon Verbena Handwash (<-link) is FAR superior to any other liquid hand soap that we ever have encountered.  Its first ingredient (under U.S. law, ingredients must be listed in decreasing order by quantity) is shea butter, which leaves the hands soft and hydrated.  Please address all questions about shea butter to this board's resident unrefined shea butter expert,  celestino.   Smile   And the Lemon Verbena scent is completely natural, and is glorious. 

Bonus:  I expect it is less expensive in use than Dr. Bronners.

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 02-27-2015, 12:06 PM
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I just cleaned my brushes with Dr. Bronners. Also tried it in the shower. It was a bit drying on the skin for me.

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 03-03-2015, 09:04 AM
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(02-27-2015, 09:33 AM)Shannon Wrote: Does anyone mind the thin consistency?  I don't really, but curious to know if others do.

I don't, it lathers really well.

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 03-19-2015, 01:02 PM
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I just recently bought two small bottles to try. One peppermint and one tea tree. I used up the tea tree while on a 7 day cruise. Used it as shampoo and soap and still had some left. Really liked it. I just started the bottle of peppermint and like that too. I will purchase a large bottle of one soon.

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