(source: Dr. Bronner’s)
MAGIC SOAP SAVES THE DAY
Not going to lie, I had a wacky weekend and kinda annoyed at myself for letting my pride and pissiness get the best of me. I also see how karma is biting me in the ass, but I’m sucking it up and accepting it because it’s true that what goes around does come around…and admittedly I was the culprit of some assiness due to some poor choices on my part.
So, let’s get that boo-hoo blah out of the way, and talk about some fabulosity goodness. In order to decompress and let off some steam due to the aforementioned situation, I went for a run outdoors. Fresh air, glassy waterfront view — what I needed. Came home in need of a shower, and my mood was enhanced in a positive way even further by the uplifting peppermint scent of my Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (okay, see? I finally got to the point, ha!).
I’m so pleased with my magic soap. It is, no joke, magic! I prefer the liquid (not bar) magic soap, and although I’ve tried rose scent and citrus-orange scent, my absolute favorite is the peppermint. It’s incredibly uplifting, fresh, cool, and tingly — which is perfect after a hot shower, and even more perfect after a cool shower on a humid, sticky, stink-hot day. I squirt some on my scrubby japanese washing-towel contraption and suds away.
What makes it “magic”? Here’s a checklist:
✓ Completely Biodegradable and Vegetable-Based
✓ Made with Certified Fair Trade and Organic Oils
✓ Multi -Purpose: 18-in-1 Uses (!!)
✓ No Synthetic Foaming Agents, Thickeners or Preservatives (RE: no icky sulfates, parabens)
✓ No added chelating agents, dyes, whiteners or synthetic fragrances
✓ 3 times more concentrated than most so-called “liquid soaps” on the market
✓ Encased in 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Cylinder Bottles and Paper Labels
✓ Uses fair trade ingredients
✓ No Animal Testing
Water, Saponified Organic Coconut, Organic Palm and Organic Olive Oils (w/Retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Essential Oils, Citric Acid, Vitamin E
VARIETY OF SCENT CHOICES
Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Almond, Rose, Citrus-Orange, Lavender, Tea Tree, Unscented, and Baby Mild
There are actually more than 18 uses for the Magic Soap (in pure or diluted forms). I use it as a body wash in the shower, as bubble bath, as a spot cleaner on laundry, and liquid hand soap.
People have also used it, among other things, as a heavy-duty housecleaning cleaner * shampoo * laundry detergent * pet shampoo * shaving cream * massage lotion * deodorant * mouth wash * breath freshener * foot bath soap * vegetable wash * pest spray * and toothpaste.
So, when you read the label there’s a whole lotta rantings about “morals” and all that. I find it quite quirky, even though the first time I decided to read some of it, my eyes got a bit cross-eyed from the confusion. Ha! Anyways, Dr. Bronner may have escaped a couple mental institutions, but the good thing is he was a firm believer in sharing the wealth. Apparently, the company’s executive pay is capped at five times the lowest paid position in the company, and part of the company’s profits are given to charities. Sweet.
I buy it from a local health food shop and it’s sold in places like Choices, Capers, Trader Joes, and Whole Foods. I’ve even spotted it in the organic section of Save-On Foods supermarket chain. And I’m sure a myriad of online wellness shops carry it too, along with the magic soap website.
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