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I have been having awful reactions to synthetic fragrance (ever since a coworker overexposed me to an extremely powerful room scent for several weeks) so I had to search for unscented everything- shampoo, deodorant, laundry products, dish soap, hand lotion etc etc. It has been tough finding products that are sufficiently safe, work well, and are affordable. Choosing our new bar soap was so easy though! Many people suggested Bronner's to me and when we tried it we were so pleased we never needed to try anything else! I found with hard water it left a bit of a film (but then so did most soaps) but we have moved and have softer water here, and there's zero film now. I prefer the liquid version in the shower but we always have the bars by each sink. Even though they sell scented versions of their soap (natural scents with essential oils only, of course, but some people have allergies to those too) they must use some very good cross-contamination strategies in their manufacturing & storage because I have never got a bar of this that had picked up any scent! It's not odorless- there's a smell to the ingredients that I can't quite describe, & honestly I don't love that smell, but it is genuinely unscented & safe, & (I haven't done any research, but just believe what they say on the packaging) the ingredients are fair trade & stuff, so really, there are many reasons to feel good about using this product. I was pleased to find the multipacks on here for a much better price than we used to pay buying individual bars at a mortar-&-brick store. Once we run low I will definitely be repeating this purchase!
This is just really good soap. That's about it. It doesn't have perfume in it, it doesn't include anything claiming to kill 99.9% of all germs or bacteria. This is just really good (non-skin-irritating) soap. Fantastic for a person with a skin condition/sensitive skin or that just doesn't like smelling like a company's idea of a rainforest, an Irish spring, sandalwood, lilac, wild berries, rain, or whatever. This really is just soap and it does it's job well without irritation.
Choose your fake smell after the shower. Or not. Does anyone really want to smell what someone else convinced you buy because "it would make you more 'fill in the blank'"?
Before this soap I cannot remember the last time I was squeaky clean after a shower and at 40 i need some moisturization from my shower bar. I purchased this soap in anticipation of an upcoming trip where i'm packing light, carry on luggage only, and I need to reduce my liquids. currently I use three different soaps to shower- face, body, intimate areas. it may seem excessive to some but I've found that a mild PH balanced liquid works well for intimate balance and, well, a facial cleanser is impractical for other use. So, I was excited at the reviews that touted the glory of this soap and that it is good enough for every purpose, one person even said they use it on their young child. I was certain that I saw somewhere on the site that it is PH balanced, but it is nowhere on the packaging. On first use I noted the mild lathering-easy to rinse- and the drying effect. EVERY part of my body felt dry and squeaky. my use of moisturizer increased that night ( no, I didn't use it 'there'). I cannot imagine using this soap twice a day for three weeks in winter. And any luggage space I save by eliminating my body washes will be taken up by extra lotion.
PS: I did try it as a toothpaste, one of the 100s of uses mentioned for this 'miracle' and it wasn't horrible. just don't brush your tongue with it.
I have bad fragrance allergies so I have to be careful what kind of soaps I use. I started having lots of problems with a brand that I had been using for years and a friend recommended Dr. Bronner's soap. I really like it and it's helped quite a bit with curbing the allergies but it really can dry your skin out. I live in South Texas and although we have lots of humidity for most of the year, during the short period of "winter" my skin is much dryer than nornal. I read other reviews about this soap commenting on how dry the user's skin was but it works to lessen my allergies, a little more hand lotion isn't a problem.
I wish it wasn't so darn expensive but buying in quanity on Amazon was cheaper than getting it from the high end organic based grocery store which was the only place I could find it in my area.
It's a good clensing soap, each bar lasts me about 5 weeks and most days because I work out, I shower 2 times a day. I recommend it.
The issue of buying an unscented soap is a deep subject. The process of making soap is fairly simple, although there are several processes available. They tend to be made by small companies, some of which don't seem to have the process figured out. Some tend to get hard half way through their life cycle, such that they don't lather up well. Others can be harsh and tend to be somewhat irritating to the skin, apparently because the manufacturer hasn't properly washed the chemicals out of the saponified soap. And others seem to disappear to soon. Dr. Bronner does everything right. I have used two bars and found it to be excellent bar soap. My requirement is for a plain, unscented(fragrance free) soap that works. Dr. Bronners does this very well. It is a little more expensive than I would like, and I have found a brand locally that is good soap and a little more competitive on price.
This soap is great. It doesn't have scent to bother my allergies. It cleans well but is also hydrating and gentle enough that I can even use it regularly to wash my face. When I had very short hair, I also used it as shampoo.
My only complaint with it, and the reason I can't give it five stars, is that it tends to break in pieces about 2/3 of the way through the bar. I end up trying to fully use crumbled pieces of soap and way too much of it ends up in the drain. With how pricy it is, this waste is painful.
3/16 update: I wanted to post an update because I still use this soap and it no longer breaks the way it used to. So upgrading to 5 stars and adding this note.