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Raising The Bar….On Soap

by Tao Oliveto, Carrboro, NC

I’ve been dwelling on the plastic bottle thing. After all, many things – equally unnecessary – are packaged in plastic bottles besides water. Dish soap, laundry soap, hand soap, floor soap…then it hit me – this is all just soap! If I can use one soap that can clean everything, then I can cut down my bottle use significantly, right? Yep, and the answer has been staring at us for about 50 years. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Castile Soaps can and will do it all, organically, safely and spectacularly.

Castile is actually a term for any vegetable oil-based soap. Dr. Bronner’s soaps are made with olive, hemp and palm oils (instead of animal fat) and coconut oil for lathering. Their cleaning strength and therapeutic properties are enhanced with pure essential oils, making this product nature-friendly and 100% biodegradable (great for both indoor and outdoor use). Coming in liquid and bars, this soap can be diluted to varying ratios to clean just about anything. Super-economical, you can use just a few drops full-strength in the shower and just one drop for brushing your teeth. (For hard-surface cleaning, choose Sal Suds, Bronner’s all-purpose cleaner made from plant-based surfactants.)

Hold on, it’s gets even better.

Dr. Bronner’s bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and Bronner’s gives generously and regularly to social and environmental causes. Certified in the practices of Fair Trade, employees enjoy profit-sharing, bonuses and excellent health benefits. If that’s not enough, you can enjoy the label…

“The over 30,000 words spread across all the soap labels were Dr. Bronner’s life work of searching every religion and philosophy for “Full Truths” that can be summed up in two beautiful sentences:

1. CONSTRUCTIVE CAPITALISM IS WHERE YOU SHARE THE PROFIT WITH THE WORKERS AND THE EARTH FROM WHICH YOU MADE IT!

2. WE ARE ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND WE SHOULD TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER AND SPACESHIP EARTH!”

It sounds like Dr. Bronner’s does it all and says it all. Read the full story here.

For more information on specific uses and ratios of dilution, see the web site or look for “Clean House, Clean Planet” by Karen Logan.

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4 Responses to “Raising The Bar….On Soap”

  1. Marywinne Says:

    What do you think of his bar soap? – I prefer the hard stuff – and, hey, no bottles!!

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