Conscientious "Green" living on a shoestring budget
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Dr. Bronner's Magic Pure Castile Soaps!
I have become an ardent supporter and proponent of Bronner's Magic Soaps. It's organic, fair-trade, and so very economical, I've been using the same $9.00 bottle for well over a year! I use it as shampoo (not daily, but usually every couple of days), hand (and body and face) wash (25% Bronner's mixed with water in one of those foam-soap bottles), and more. You can find Bronner's in your local health food stores (Whole Foods, local places) as well as mainstream retailers like Target these days. It comes in several sizes, as well as different scents like Peppermint (my favorite), Tea Tree Oil, Rose, Lavendar, Eucalyptus, and more (even a Baby Mild formula). All the ingredients are natural, with no weird chemicals, so you know it's safe and biodegradable. Check their site at:
And check out this interesting expose on Bronner's soaps (I can't embed this particular clip, so a link to the official site that features this video). It details California punk rock drummer Don Bolles (The Germs, etc.) and his experience with Bronner's, as well as exposing some untruths about some of the other so-called 'organic' soap products.