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Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond 16 fl oz (472 ml)

 
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Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz
 
4.3

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cleans effectively (18)
  • Pleasant smell (18)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Moisturizing (7)
  • Long lasting (6)

Cons

  • Dries skin (5)
  • Sticky residue (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (17)
  • Shower (8)
  • Bathroom (6)
  • Baths (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (10), Brand buyer (8), Quality oriented (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good strong soap

I've always been quite fond of Dr. Bronners soap. The peppermint is a littl too bracing for me, but this is just about perfect. The almond scent is noticable, but withou tbeing...Read complete review

I've always been quite fond of Dr. Bronners soap. The peppermint is a littl too bracing for me, but this is just about perfect. The almond scent is noticable, but withou tbeing cloyingly marzipan sweet. It's sticks around on the skin *very* lightly after the shower for a couple of hours.

I've got some pretty intense allergies to many artifical scents, and this stuff doesn't trigger any of them.

You can dilute this product by about half with plain old water, and it's just about right, strength-wise.

If you're at all prone to dry skin, find a lotion you're find of to use while your skin is still damp. You'll want it. This soap has a tendancy to strip all the oil if can find right out of your skin. The only other con I can think of for this product is, if you have a slow drain, it leaves fierce ring around the tub. It's easy to get rid of, but, it looks awful at first glance.

Take little bottles of this stuff backpacking/camping! It's completely biodegradable, so if you have to wash up in a river, youcan do so without worrying too much about what you might be killing downstream.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not so much

In the bottle it smells delicious. Unfortunately as soon as I started to wash myself with it the smell made me nauseous. So I now use it as a laundry detergent and to clean...Read complete review

In the bottle it smells delicious. Unfortunately as soon as I started to wash myself with it the smell made me nauseous. So I now use it as a laundry detergent and to clean the pet cages. But it leaves a film on the pet cages. So I will not buy again. I would not recommend this to anyone. It is drying and leaves a gross film on your skin.

Try the peppermint one instead.

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3.0

Beware of the size and price

By Becca

from Brooklyn ny

Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

I love this product but was very disappointed to find the bottle I purchased was much smaller than the one in the store but for the same price. Shop around on this one if you are looking to save money

(0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Where are the directions for use?

By DD

from West Palm Beach, FL

describe yourself Budget Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

        This product came with no directions. I live in Florida, the day that the products were delivered it was 90 degrees...every item in the box was hot..not wrapped in bubble pack.

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Busted Top

        By beamer

        from az

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Easy To Use
        • Pleasant Smell
        • Rich Lather

        Cons

        • Dries Skin

        Best Uses

        • Showers

        Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

        This item arrived with a broken top. The top looked like it was discinerating--kinda crumbly. Since it was shrink-wrapped there was hardy any mess in box. I got the impression it was an old item.

        Luckily, I can use the top from my previous jar, since it's almost used up. AND I don't have to go through the hassle of returns, etc.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        I don't like the smell

        By Pat

        from Jersey City, NJ

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Rich Lather

        Cons

        • Unpleasant Smell

        Best Uses

        • Baths
        • Showers

        Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

        I am a fan of Dr. Bonner's products, I love the Peppermint and the Lavendar scents, so I thought I would like this one too. It lathers well and leaves my skin feeling soft, just like any of the other soaps, however, I really don't like the way it smells. Its so unpleasant to me that I don't want to use it. I think I will go back to the onnes that I know.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love It!

        By smashley1022

        from Hobart, Indiana

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Easy To Use
        • Moisturizing
        • Pleasant Smell
        • Rich Lather

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Showers

          Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

          I am a first time user of this brand and I am very happy with the results. I love the almond scent! I use a small amount and it lathers well. I have also used this as a shampoo and am happy with the results. I plan on buying the unscented soap for my son. I would recommend this product to anyone that is looking for fair trade/organic bath products. I have not tried any other scents but I'm sure they smell just as good.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My Sons Favorite

          By Kristi

          from Panama City Beach, FL

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Moisturizing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Showers

            Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

            My son has dry skin and he loves this product. It is the only soap he uses now and his skin is less dry. He swears by it!!!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Takes time to turn your hair over!

            By PhDBlonde

            from SC

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            Pros

            • Cleans Effectively
            • Easy To Use
            • Long Lasting
            • Pleasant Smell
            • Rich Lather

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baths
              • Daily Use
              • Dish Detergent
              • Dog Shampoo
              • Showers
              • Travel

              Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

              I think it takes a few tries to turn over to this soap if one is used to chemical concoctions. The Bronner's sister has blog about her conversion from conventional chemical shampoos and it took her a couple of weeks to notice the difference. She used the hair conditioner and one of the regular soaps.

              It's really about expectations.

              My dog's fur is much softer than when using traditional pet shampoo.

              I use it daily in the shower and have no issues with lathering, scent, or skin drying.

              The point here, is to reduce chemicals on my body, so I will continue to use this.

              I did by the Sal Suds for Laundry from the main Dr Bronner site. 1 Tbsp for an HE washer is sufficient.

              The Sal Suds and the original soap are all purpose, so as soon as I run out of chemical stuff, I'll start using these for cleaning floors, blinds, wood work and such.

              It's Paraben free and a few other chemicals are missing. The price is good as it can be diluted and will last forever.

              I will warn you though, that it does seems to dry on the dispensers a bit more quickly than conventional chemical based soaps. That is just a simple swipe of a cloth to clean though.

              I read somewhere, that the Tea tree oil is supposed to be an pretty good anti-fungal, anti-bacterial soap replacement.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really tightens skin

              By qwerty

              from Southern California

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

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              Pros

              • Cleans Effectively
              • Easy To Use
              • Pleasant Smell

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

                This is very good to use in the morning because it tightens skin without making it dry.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Must buy!!!

                By Tiffarama

                from Waterford, Pa

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans Effectively
                • Easy To Use
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizing
                • Pleasant Smell
                • Removes old stains
                • Rich Lather

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Baths
                  • Daily Use
                  • Foam soap dispenser
                  • Laundry stain remover
                  • Showers
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

                  This is an AWESOME product. I was initially looking for a bath soap that had no chemicals and ended up getting sooooo much more! I use to wash with in the shower/bath & use a mesh sponge which produces the best bubbles! Love it... i also dilute it with water 50/50 and put it in a foam hand washing dispenser at the sink. Then one day i was desperate to try anything to get blood out of a shirt (that i was about to throw out) and it worked!! I just put some on & scratched it with my fingernail and it disappeared. I will buy this stuff forever & i love the almond smell.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  It's an ok product

                  By Gina

                  from NJ

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Packaging
                  • Cleans Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Dries Skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Almond, 16 fl oz:

                    I do really enjoy the smell of this product. The only issue I have is that it does not lather very well.

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                    Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap

                     –  Could there really be that many uses for Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap? Its fans – and there are many – have come up with far, far more, from washing the face, body, hands and even hair to the benefits of aromatherapy. The secret is right on the label: the purity of the ingredients. Certified organic by the USDA, the soap from Dr. Bronner's is also pure vegan, with no animal products included (and no animal testing on any of their products, either). As a castile soap, it is olive oil-based – not made with tallow and certainly not containing harsh chemical detergents – to be kind and gentle on the skin. The imported hemp seed oil also helps alleviate dryness; it is very effective in helping the skin maintain a healthy moisture balance. No matter what use you decide to put it to, it's a soap bar you can have faith in.

                    A 150-Year Tradition



                    The Bonner family can trace its soap-making roots to 1858 in Germany, but it wasn't until 1929 that Emmanuel Bonner came to the United States. Using time-honored methods, this third-generation master soap-maker founded his company with commitments to quality and responsibility to its customers. The formula of the castile soap finds it origins in the 12th century Castile region of Spain, where the olive oil-based soap first began to be produced. This traditional soap has been adapted to modern needs with the addition of rich, moisturizing coconut oil and the protecting benefits of hemp oil (processed to be free of its psychoactive compounds).
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