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Dr. Bronner's Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint -- 4 fl oz

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps: 18-in-1 Hemp Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap. Made with organic oils. No foaming agents. Enjoy 1 soap for 18 different uses! Guaranteed pure potassium castile soap. Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap has our most controversial label as it includes Dr. Bronner's ecstatic love poetry. Supermild Castile has outstanding water softening and cleansing powers preferable to harsh soap & defattening synthetics. It does not cut dirt but dissolves it. It is the mildest most pleasant soap you have ever used. Soap is made by saponifying a fat or oil with a strong alkali. A fat or oil is a triglyceride which means that three fatty acids of various carbon lengths are attached to a glycerine backbone. The strong alkali is either sodium (for bars) or potassium (for liquids) hydroxide. The saponification process is a simple one-step reaction with no waste generated: the glycerine is split off from the fatty acids and the fatty acids combine with the sodium or potassium to form soap while the hydroxide forms water. The result is soap glycerin and water (no alkali remains). Quality soap-making consists in great part in choosing the right proportions of the right oils with their different fatty acids. Most commercial soaps skimp on quality because of cost and use lots of tallow from beef fat with a little bit of coconut or palm kernel oil. Our unsurpassed soaps use olive hemp and palm oils instead of tallow and use three to four times more coconut oil than commercial soaps. Saponified coconut oil generates high-lather cleansing even in hard water because it has shorter-chain saturated fatty acids. Hemp olive and palm based soaps make a mild smooth creamy lather because these oils contain longer chain unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Dr. Bronner's makes a higher quality soap in other ways as well. Unlike most commercial soapmakers who distill the glycerin out of their soaps to sell we retain it in our soap for its superb moisturizing qualities. We also superfat our soap with olive fatty acid which both ensures that there is no free alkali and lowers the pH making a milder smoother lather. We use rosemary extract and plant-derived vitamin antioxidants to protect freshness (the rosemary is effective at 0.005% so it contributes absolutely no scent). We do not add any chelating agents dyes whiteners or synthetic fragrances. We use only 100% pure high quality essential oils. Our liquid soaps are so concentrated that they are only a few percent away from being a solid which ecologically saves on packaging materials. They are a superb value costing less than less-concentrated inferior detergent body-wash "liquid soaps." Our soaps are most popular for at-home washing but they also are the choice when camping and hiking as our soaps are so biodegradable and nature-friendly. Dr. Bronner's soaps have spread by quality and word of mouth alone into virtually every health food store in the country. Unsolicited articles raving about our soaps have appeared in magazines and newspapers as diverse as Natural Health Outdoor Gear Vogue The Washington Post The Chicago Tribune The Associated Press The Wall Street Journal Parenting and New Age.
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4 out of 5(80%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Dr. Bronner's Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint -- 4 fl oz
Review 1 for Dr. Bronner's Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint -- 4 fl oz
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medusa1211
fromNorwood, MA
Age:55-64
Gender:Female
A staple in my house!
 June 7, 2013
"This classic has been in my house for YEARS and YEARS! I love it for hand washing, foot-soaks, and hand-washing laundry, as well as other things. It is the best product! They actually say that you can clean dentures with it and I tried it. Guess what - no more expensive Polident for me! You only need a drop of these soaps because they are SO concentrated. The Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil are my favorite scents but all are equally effective."
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Review 2 for Dr. Bronner's Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint -- 4 fl oz
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SuperGreen8
 December 27, 2011
"The peppermint was too aggressive for my skin"
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Review 3 for Dr. Bronner's Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint -- 4 fl oz
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2eachown
fromAtlanta, GA
Age:25-34
Referral source:Other
Duration of use:30-60 days
Smell not too strong
 July 18, 2011
"I was worried about the peppermint scent being too strong but it isn't. A little pricey but I'll buy it again."
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Review 4 for Dr. Bronner's Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint -- 4 fl oz
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Bootsnbuster
fromMalaga Washington
Age:55-64
Gender:Female
Referral source:Other
Duration of use:Over 180 days
Squeaky fresh clean with care to the skin
 August 4, 2010
"I have used this product for 4 years. It is organic. NO harsh chemicals. It keeps our skin clean without drying it. It has the MOST refreshing peppermint odor and it leaves my skin smelling as fresh as it feels. About 1 teaspoon for full body wash yet it rinses easily. I do recommend it. Espcially if you need a soap where you wash your hands frequently."
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Review 5 for Dr. Bronner's Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint -- 4 fl oz
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knaviana
fromSan Diego, CA
Age:18-24
Gender:Female
Referral source:Self-referred
Duration of use:30-60 days
great for cleaning
 May 11, 2010
"I tried this as a shampoo, body wash, body soap, and for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom. The soap is a bit drying on my skin, I guess because I naturally have very dry skin. However, it is very useful for cleaning the bathroom and kitchen. And I really like how it leaves a peppermint scent"
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