Description From the Manufacturer
With no added fragrance and double the olive oil, our Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is good for sensitive skin & babies too (though not tear-free!). Dr. Bronner’s soap is concentrated, biodegradable, versatile and effective. Made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients, packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle.
Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol
*CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
**None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.
100% post-consumer recycled bottle
- The product certifications: USDA Organic, Oregon Tilth Certified Organic, Fair For Life, NSF/ANSI 305 Standards,Leaping Bunny,Vegan Action,Non-GMO Project, and OK Kosher.
- Sense of community and how they advocate for animals, wage equality, hemp and drug reform, give back to youth, etc.
- One product has so many uses (hair, face, body, pets, laundry). The All-One or None motto makes sense!
- The fact that it’s unscented
- Dr. Bronner wasn’t even a real doctor! According to the website, Emanuel (Emil) Heilbronner (he was German-Jewish) — with the rise of Hitler in the 1930s, he dropped the “Heil” from his last name. Smart man — received a Soapmaking Master certificate from a guild system trade school and a university degree in chemistry in the 1920s. However, in the 1940s, he adopted the “honorific “Dr.”—with his intensity, scientific knowledge and thick German accent, no one argues.” Alllllrightythen.
- Makes my skin feel a little dry
For the longest time, I’ve used scented shower gel. I used actual soap bars for a while until I got tired of how quickly they dissolved. When I made the switch to Aw Natural, I used scented products. When I started having chronic issues in the Feminine Area (yes, I’m going there), I thought scented products was an attributing factor, so I searched for a replacement.
I don’t remember how I came across the Dr. Bronner brand, but since this was the only unscented version, I decided to try it. I used it for a while, even switching to a larger bottle when Babendude started using it, too. Mid-June 2017, I discovered the EWG.org through an article I was reading. EWG stands for Environmental Work Group and in layman’s terms, they help you learn more about your environment. They rank products, A-F, based on certain categories (that’s a whole different post for another time).
I did a search of this specific brand of soap, but couldn’t find it. Only Hemp Pure Castille Soap – Baby Mild came up. Same light blue label, different name. I contacted the company and told them that the EWG site rated the Baby Mild product as an A, all the way across the board. Only one of the ingredients rated a C: Tocepherol. I wasn’t seeing this in their soap lineup and wanted to know if it had been replaced with Baby Hemp.
Four days later, I got a response:
Thank you for writing and taking interest in Dr. Bronner’s. Please allow me to clarify that the word “tocopherol” is actually an INCI (International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient) name for Vitamin E and does not imply that a synthetic or toxic ingredient has been used.
Sometimes when tocopheryl acetate is made in the laboratory, it can be contaminated with trace amounts of hydroquinone during the manufacturing process. However, our vitamin e (tocopherol) is not made in a laboratory but rather comes from sunflower seed oil from Spain, so it wouldn’t have any of these trace contaminants. This is why EWG lists this ingredient as a concern, however this is not true for all Tocopherols.
Thank you for getting back to me, Myrna. Much obliged. Even with all it’s natural ingredients, my skin felt a little dry after I showered. I’d been counteracting that by using Jojoba oil while still a little damp.
It could be the hard water we have here in Arizona.
Or it could be the hot showers I take…whether it’s hot or cold outside. LOL
Either way, I branched out and found something better.
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