The Healthiest Organic Soap on Amazon

Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade & Organic Castile Liquid Soap
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Without thinking much about it, I've been buying the same hand soap and body wash since college when I was cost conscious. The soap I was purchasing was likely to be the cheapest ones on the store shelf. At the time, I didn't care at all about what was in the soap. I figured soap was soap, and so nothing changed for nearly the next 10 years.

Today, I'm more aware of how much chemicals get added to most major brand soaps that promote skin allergies and other complications. And since I shower at least once a day (sometimes more if I make it to the gym), I decided now to be the time to begin search for a healthier soap for daily use.

After searching on Amazon, I found a high rated product, 4.5 stars with over 4000 reviews, called Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade & Organic Castile Liquid Soap. All the ingredients are some type of oil, is organic, and even fair trade!

Highlights from reviews on Amazon include:

  • Castile (a region in Spain where soap is made)
  • organic
  • many useful purposes
  • long lasting (about one year per $18 bottle)
  • complement the purchase with Foam Dispenser to avoid waste, it foams very well!
  • do not get the stuff in your eyes
  • bottle label is propaganda-ish and a bit crazy, but most overlook it.
  • bottle label should, but does not contain dilution instructions
  • recommended by some doctors for washing new born babies.

Google around for ideas on how to dilute for your need. If you make it too strong, it may make your skin too dry. My usage of Dr. Bronner's soap is as a hand soap and body wash. For both, I started at 1 part Dr Bronner's soap and 1 part water, but decided that was too strong and am now dialing it down to 1 part Dr Bronner's soap and 2 parts water.

Dr. Bronner's is one of my favorite recent purchases and I've been sharing it with friends and family when they visit the house. When I use as body wash, I always follow up with lotion. Since I wanted less extra stuff in the soap, I ended up going with the unscented brand. So far, I have not seen a huge improvement in skin allergies, but I'm hopeful this will change with time. As for you, I'd highly suggest you give Dr. Bronner's a try.

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