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  • I love that stuff (the bars anyway)–I used to use it to wash my face, but it ended up drying it out because my skin is ridiculous like that, but I use it as bath soap now with a loofah, and that works pretty well.

    Elizabeths last blog post..Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall…

    September 09, 2008
  • I just recently posted about natural soap too! I use Dr. Bronner’s for a hand soap. I read somewhere that the guy was a real nut case. I think his family runs the business now and just kept the labels as is.

    Ericas last blog post..TSA Boob Security

    September 09, 2008
  • My Mom loves this soap! I use it occasionally, and whenever I do, I like it too. It definitely leaves you feeling minty fresh. I feel like my skin just chewed a piece of Stride afterwards. But by God, the label? ZOMG. Cah-ray-zee, right? I started reading it one day and was like, “ummm, Mommmmm! what is this?!?” and she’s all “oh honey don’t pay attention to the bottle, it’s kind of strange”. Yeah, Dr. Bronner was one kooky lad.

    September 09, 2008
  • KAT

    Ha! Dr. Bronners totally rocks. (Aside from the freaky labels.) Get the unscented, though. All the scents are weird, I think. Unscented doesn’t smell like much, just sorta soapy. I use it in the shower, have filled pretty pump bottles with it at every sink in the house. Even if you do use the scents, its the ONLY scented soap I’ve been able to find on the market that does NOT have weird ass chemicals in it making it smelly. It is also one of the few that is truly non-toxic.

    And the DIVA CUP! YAY, do it, order that thing. I love mine. Weird to say you love your feminine products, but seriously. I love it.

    KATs last blog post..My Husband Got Stabbed

    September 09, 2008
  • I’ve been using the Divacup since April and I love it. I wrote a few tips on my blog about it, but in general I’d say try not to start using it on a very heavy day…it can be slippery to handle at first, and do not, I repeat, DO NOT try to take it out before peeing. Pee first, then remove Divacup.

    Or you will be covered in your own pee.

    Lilacspecss last blog post..Cat-atonic

    September 09, 2008
  • I actually know the Bronner family from my days as a fellow owner of a natural bodycare company. David, his grandson, is much more mellow and hippie-ish, and he’s at the forefront of the natural and organic movement in bodycare, especially in getting other companies to own up to their label claims. I dig that.

    Dr. Bronner himself survived the Nazis, which attributes to his wackiness on the labels, or as they call it, his “urgent message to realize our transcendent unity across religious and ethnic divides.”

    There is even a movie you can see about the history of Dr. Bronner, his sons, his message, and the humble way that the company is run. They were always a model of business to me. Just go to imdb and search for Dr. Bronner. It’s a great movie to add to a Netflix queue.

    imaginary binkys last blog post..Sarah Palin doesn’t represent THIS Sarah

    September 09, 2008
  • I think you should cover the bottle in water proof stickers and save yourself while you can!

    Veronicas last blog post..Astounded

    September 09, 2008
  • I am madly in *love* with my Diva Cup. I thought of mentioning it yesterday, but I was being a lazy douche then. I did a mini-post on the Diva Cup if you are interested (too lazy to link but you can search my posts if inclined). Much to love. Little to hate. There was a learning curve for me of a few times, and there was a moment of panic, but they do come back out even when all hope seems, um, lost. Then it gets easier.

    Maggie’s Minds last blog post..Boxes

    September 09, 2008
  • river

    I use a vegetable oil soap which has absolutely no fragrance or colouring. All “normal” soaps dry my skin and make me itch, since I have very dry skin anyway I’m glad I found the soap I now use. I can buy 13 cakes of it for $10:00, a real bargain since one cake lasts me about a month.

    September 09, 2008
  • diva cup. i must admit i have never ever heard of such a thing.

    thankfully after a uterine ablation i don’t need to worry about it, but i bet i would have loved it before that!

    natalies last blog post..A well-refined French experience…again.

    September 09, 2008
  • Are you telling me my body wash is eating the Earth AND MY SOUL??

    Shit.

    Miss Britts last blog post..Who is this guy?

    September 09, 2008
  • Oh! And! I’ve used the Diva Cup.

    Not. a. fan.

    Miss Britts last blog post..Who is this guy?

    September 09, 2008
  • You’re okay until you start calling him “Reverend”.

    lceels last blog post..Happy Birthday To Me

    September 09, 2008
  • I personally love the almond scent. But, trust me, it doesn’t taste AT ALL like it smells. Ha.
    Those bottles… It’s kind of like reading the cereal box while eating breakfast. I’ve had fun coming up with what each letter would be for his Moral ABC.

    September 09, 2008
  • Grape Kool Aid….that’s funny

    Stickys last blog post..Bugs Bugs Bugs

    September 09, 2008
  • Ree

    I love Castille bar soap (although the rest of my family hates it), but I didn’t know they made a liquid version.

    Must look for it.

    Rees last blog post..Maid of Honor – Past in Polaroids 5

    September 09, 2008
  • I’ve used Dr. Bronner off and on, peppermint for me & lavender for the kids. They don’t like it but I do. Although, I don’t really like how it leaves my hair feeling. The bottles are entertaining in a strange way.

    celticbuffys last blog post..Better Late than Never

    September 09, 2008
  • That’s funny! I use that stuff sometimes and found myself trying to read the entire bottle after I was done with my shower. I was like, “wth?”
    ANyways, great post! I wrote one but will post it in a while.

    missy wigginss last blog post..Too soon to pack?

    September 09, 2008
  • We use veggie handsoap, body soap and face cleaner. I found them a long time ago and started using them because they smell so good! I only realized after buying the soap that it’s so clever and green. It’s great to smell good and save the planet too. :)

    Athenas last blog post..color

    September 09, 2008
  • What you posted from that bottle makes me think of a local “nut job” – a semi-homeless guy who drives around in what used to be a black station wagon. Its now covered in white block lettering from bumper to bumper, with signs filling the back windows – all of it about saving ourselves and being true to God. He drives it around town, complete with loudspeaker on top, so he can berate folks as they take nice family walks in the evening hours, traumatizing their 3-yr-olds. And yes, that DID happen to me. Dammit…

    Contemplated the diva cup after reading other blogger’s reviews, but am very hesitant after the wrath my good ol uterus (I call her Utey, the bitch) inflicted upon me this month.

    September 09, 2008
  • And for some reason my last post is never pulled in by CommentLuv, so the rest of y’all should come read my PSBN post too!

    September 09, 2008
  • I have the big GINORMOUS bottle of the peppermint. And I love, love LOVE it. I try not to read the bottle too intently, I’m scared I will be talked into giving up all of my worldly possesions, and shaving my head.

    lynettes last blog post..Too Much Info

    September 09, 2008
    • Nia

      Not at all. For someone who doesnt know of him he does seem like a nut. But he was a good man trying to teach what he knew a little too intensely for others.

      And all of his quotes were morals and basically calling for unity for humanity and organisms and environmental practices.
      We are all the same and the only way to be free is to be free together. Together we are everything alone we are nothing.

      If you can manage to read and truely understand what he’s saying its actually really inspiring.

      A favorite of mine —

      To dream the impossible dream! To reach that unreachable star! 41 AII-One, All-One we are! To fight that unbeatable foe! To go where the brave dare not go! To right the unrightable wrong! To love pure, chaste, from afar! To try when your arms are too weary! ‘Til All- One, AII4ne we are! For this is my goal! To reach that unreachable star. No matter how hopeless, no matter how far! To fight for the right without question or pause, to be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause! For I know that if I follow this glorious quest, my heart will lie peaceful & calm when I’m laid to my rest! And I know that the world will be better for this, that one man, tortured, blinded, covered with scars, still strove with his last ounce of courage, to reach that unreachable star ’til united All-one, All-one we are!

      August 01, 2012
  • Okay. Posted my PSBN post.
    All about the almighty Baking soda!

    missy wigginss last blog post..Too soon to pack?

    September 09, 2008
  • First the cloth diapers, now the Diva Cup. You are totally obsessed with me and are copying everything I do, aren’t you?

    September 09, 2008
  • Oh, and let me add…

    YAY FOR SILICONE CUPS UP MY HOO-HAA!

    Queen of Shake Shakes last blog post..In a Galaxy Far, Far Away, James Bond Becomes My Lover

    September 09, 2008
  • That doesn’t even make sense to me. Sounds like some kindof legal hippieze. Weird.

    I tried the Diva, but it always leaked. Now I just use cloth pads. They’re SO soft and I love them!

    Loris last blog post..Being Frugal Part 1

    September 09, 2008
  • Shake Shake,

    I’m totally BUSTED.

    Though, I doubt I’ll ever be as sexy a bitch as you. 😉

    Lotus:)

    September 09, 2008
  • I converted to cloth diapers over a month ago and I wrote a post about it: http://sahmilitarywife.blogspot.com/search/label/Cloth%20Diapers

    September 09, 2008
  • I hate that soap, it doesn’t lather. But their shaving foam is delish.

    September 09, 2008
  • Crazy bottle? Yes. But, certainly fabulous soap! I use it too.

    Cassandra Raes last blog post..A Strange Place to Find Support!

    September 09, 2008
  • I heard that people use Dr. Bonner’s for cleaning other things around the house. I didn’t realize that it was for bodies.

    oops, I guess I should clarify that and say “for cleaning bodies.”

    Condo Bluess last blog post..How to Hem Pants Into Shorts, Then Use the Pant Legs to Make a Hat!

    September 09, 2008
  • Lottifish

    I’ll be interested to see how this diva cup thing goes. It seems a little scary/gross to me but I’m curious to hear your report of it. Keep up the good earth-saving work!

    September 09, 2008
  • Raging Dad

    Yeah, that certainly seems like some strange language for a bottle of soap… And I’m not gonna ask what a “diva cup” is, I will just assume it is a nice glass, maybe like a brandy snifter, for drinking lady-like beverages from.

    Raging Dads last blog post..Blaspheming, booted, blue-jeaned baby boy[s]

    September 09, 2008
  • I picked up a travel size bottle of the Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap just because I had to read the label and ponder the craziness. I was also going to write a post about it but you beat me to it!

    Elizabeths last blog post..“Baby Mama” Giveaway-tell me your crazy roommate story!

    September 09, 2008
  • MaryAnn

    In addition to giving your life meaning and direction, Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap also works as a terrific flea/tick shampoo. Bring the Mexican into the shower some time, and let him share in the minty freshness.

    September 09, 2008
  • Jinxy

    I use Dr. Bonner’s lemon (or maybe its just citrus) bar soap and I really like it.

    I have a Moon Cup which is kind of the European equivalent of the Diva Cup. I really love it. I know that sounds weird to say about a menstrual product, but I do. It took me a couple of months to get really good at using it. But now I can’t live without it.

    September 09, 2008
  • Karleigh

    Have you tried using it as toothpaste? The bottle says you can…

    September 09, 2008
  • gooddog

    get the diva cup and report back. i’m DYING to hear about it. I never knew such a thing existed but facinating! (and thinking i may want to try it….) you’re always enlightening 😉

    September 10, 2008
  • Tranny Head

    I’m so impressed that you’re doing all these small things to be nicer to planet earth. What a good example for your son.

    I, on the other hand, suck and still want mmy toilet paper.

    *hangs head in shame*

    Tranny Heads last blog post..Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Halloween Shopping I Go!

    September 10, 2008
  • JD

    Trader Joe’s makes a very comparable soap product. We use it around here to clean our house (including dishes), wash our hair and bodies, and yes, it makes a GREAT hand soap. Especially if you’ve got one of those soap dispensers that pre-foams the soap for you. (Now if only the soap could wash my hands for me and dry them for me, clean my house for me and cook gourmet meals, I would finally feel pampered…)

    September 11, 2008
  • Dr. B’s peppermint soap is my favorite all-around-the-house cleaner. Just get an empty spay bottle, fill mostly with water and add a little (maybe a few tablespoons) of Dr. B’s liquid castile soap. It is great for cleaning countertops, floors, bathrooms, etc. etc.

    And another bonus?? It kills bugs! No lying! I live in the South where we have giant roaches from Hades. Yes, some folks like to call them “palmetto bugs” and “water bugs,” but that is just glossing over the fact that we have big, honking roaches that live in the trees and like to come in our houses to get cool. I am not good at squishing. I get the heebie-jeebies just thinking of crunching a bug. Ack! So I spray them with the peppermint soap/water spray. It clogs their breathing and slows them down or straight out kills them, depending on how much soap to water ratio you have. That sure beats the smell and chemical poisons in sprays like Raid, Combat, etc.

    As for soap in the hair…it may leave a bit of a film, but if you do a apple cider vinegar rinse (a few tsp. of ACV in some water) after you shampoo, that will help combat the build-up. And the vinegar smell totally goes away once your hair dries.

    busyHSmoms last blog post..EEEK!

    September 12, 2008
  • Lotus .. I havent used the Diva Cup . but I tried the Instead Cup and I gotta tell you .. EEWWWW I made it through one whole 7 day period using them and OH MY GOD .. EEWW. It was too gross to handle.
    Thank you
    Amen

    Madnesss last blog post..Where Typhoid Suzie is actually Lotus Carroll

    September 12, 2008
  • kidlet

    We started using that soap about a year ago and love it. Scent-wise its peppermint, tea tree or eucalyptus as the others smell a little weird as you mentioned.

    As for the nutball commentary on the packaging, we’ve taken to putting the soap in new bottles when company’s expected. We don’t want our friends thinking we’re gonna dress them in fresh nikes and off them in their sleep.

    kidlets last blog post..Unrelated Thursday Linkfest

    September 12, 2008
  • OMG – you crack me up! I’ve seen that soap before and the guy that was selling it said you could brush your teeth with it and everything. So that was all he took with him on trips. LOL

    And if you want to go greener with your monthy pain in the butt, you can try making homemade tampons and pads. A very GREEN friend of mine did this. She sent me some, but I can’t bring myself to use them. I don’t want to have to deal with the ‘after effects’!

    May 21, 2010
  • Do you zone out when you read all of those little things on the bottle? They stopped making sense to me (but I am tired) about 2 sentences in.

    May 21, 2010
  • I wouldn’t mind smelling like a candy cane. That would also be really good aromatherapy for Christmas!

    May 30, 2010

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