Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap Bar
This beautiful, vegan, non-drying, all-natural soap is kind to our skin as well as our environment. It is the only soap Rachel Wild will use on her face and body.
Scented with pure lavender and lavandin oils to calm the mind and soothe the body! Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Bar Soap is made with certified fair trade ingredients and organic hemp oil for a soft, smooth lather that won’t dry your skin. 100% biodegradable in a 100% post-consumer recycled wrapper.
At 140g, this is a large bar of soap that will last, on average, twice as long as a normal-sized soap bar.
Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap Bar Is Free From Dangerous Ingredients Found In Almost All Other Soaps
Many mass-produced soaps contain toxic or hazardous ingredients. Even soaps claiming to be “natural” often contain undesirable chemicals.
The chemical components used can vary from one type of soap to another.
Some of the most dangerous chemicals used in soap production are:
- Synthetic colours
Triclosan is the most ubiquitously used chemical in soaps. It is having devastating effects on our health and our long-term medical safety.
According to Wikipedia:
Triclosan (sometimes abbreviated as TCS) is an antibacterial and antifungal agent present in some consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments…
According to Dr. Axe:
Triclosan is a “super chemical” meant to fight the spread of germs, but with the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs, the question is whether it really fights the good fight or just creates bigger problems. The answer is pretty straightforward. Triclosan is a major player when it comes to the problem of antibiotic resistance, which is becoming more common and more deadly with each passing year… Recent studies have suggested it has numerous and severe adverse health and environmental risks, especially after the compound degrades to dioxin. There’s now mounting efforts to issue a triclosan ban in the U.S. because of these risks, and many companies are discreetly reformulating their products that contained the dangerous compound.
Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap Bar Suggested Uses
Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Bar Soaps are biodegradable, gentle & versatile. They can be used for washing our body, face & hair.
Use on a soft brushed cotton cloth to remove makeup.
*Keep eyes closed when removing eye makeup.
*Eye makeup may stain your brushed cotton cloth.
*Avoid direct contact with eyes to prevent stinging. Rinse with lukewarm water if you accidentally get soap in your eyes.
*There is no need to consult your health provider in these instances. Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap Bar will not harm your eyes. It will just feel uncomfortable until it is rinsed away.
Makeup Hazards To Be Aware Of
*Eye makeup can contain C8 chemicals, especially waterproof mascara.
C8 chemicals are disastrous for our health. They cause cancer and disrupt normal bodily functions. They persist in the body and build-up, increasing their toxicity, as they are notoriously difficult to detoxify.
C8 chemicals are a class of man-made carbon compounds which are ubiquitously used in homeware, food packaging and cosmetics. We know them best as the non-stick surfaces on cookware.
DuPont, who brought this product to market, controversially still produce Teflon coated pans, as do many other manufacturers.
DuPont is facing multiple court cases for harms done by their Teflon products, currently numbering several thousand. The film Dark Waters, featuring Mark Ruffalo, depicts the real-life efforts to bring DuPont to justice for egregious environmental harms and the devastating health effects of their Teflon plant in West Virginia.
C8 Chemicals Are Anything-But Natural
C8 chemicals are man-made carbon chains containing eight carbons, and are phenomena which not found anywhere in nature.
They are specific compounds within the family of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The two chemicals found in this family of C8 carbons are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS).
Thankfully, awareness of the devastating effects of these chemicals is growing, leading to more companies offering PFOA & PFOS-free cookware.
However, there are multiple, cross-sector uses of PFOA & PFOS C8 chemicals, which the public are yet to become cognisant of.
The fact that these artificial carbon products cause cancer and are nigh on impossible to break down within our body, and the environment, is cause for the gravest of concerns.
Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap Bar Ingredients
Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap Bar is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The carrier oils used to make Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap are:
- saponified Coconut
- saponified Palm Oil
- saponified Olive Oil
- Hemp Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Sunflower Oil
The term saponification is the name given to the chemical reaction that occurs when a vegetable oil or animal fat is mixed with a strong alkali. The products of the reaction are two: soap and glycerin. Water is also present, but it does not enter into the chemical reaction.
Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap Bar Ingredient List
Sodium Cocoate (Saponified Coconut Oil*‡), Sodium Palmate (Saponified Palm Oil*‡), Aqua, Glycerin,* Lavandula Hybrida Oil (Lavandin Oil), Sodium Olivate (Saponified Olive Oil*‡), Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (Hemp Oil*), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba Oil*), Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil), Maris Sal (Sea Salt), Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower Oil), Geraniol,◊ Limonene,◊ Linalool◊
*Certified Organic Ingredients
Certified Fair Trade Ingredients
From Pure Essential Oils