Lemon, Lime, Orange - A combination of organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba, palm (sustainable) and hemp oils, together with the pure essential oil of Orange, Lime and Lemon - so fresh - creates a unique soap that cleans effectively without being aggressive and produces a velvety-lather that leaves the skin silky-smooth and refreshed. Suitable for all skin types. Castile soap is a pure vegetable based soap (versus animal tallow fat-based soaps).
An OLD-TIME FAVOURITE! Unlike any you’ve ever used.
Nothing smells as fresh as the smell of organic citrus oils. Organic citrus stimulates the skin, invigorate the body and peps up the spirit, resulting in a truly refreshing shower experience. All oils and essential oils are certified organic to the National Organic Standards Program. Wrapped in 10% hemp-flax / 90% post-consumer recycled paper from Living Tree Paper Co.
Dr. Bronner’s is Celebrating over 60 years! Five Generations and 150 Years of Soapmaking Excellence and Environmental Campaigning - Organic and Fairtrade.
Traditionally formulated from the purest Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade unrefined vegetable oils:
* Organic Olive
* Organic Coconut
* Organic Jojoba
* Organic Hemp - the new eco-crop: nutrient rich, versatile and environmentally friendly
* Organic Sustainable Palm - to aid in forming a solid soap bar.
* Simple, ecological formulations based on Old-World quality and expertise
* Completely 100% biodegradable and vegetable-based
* Multi-Purpose: 18-in-1 Uses - face, body, hands, teeth, hair, dishes, laundry, household, car, pet,
vegetables - See below "Uses"
* No Synthetic foaming agents, thickeners or preservatives, No SLS
* Natural plant-derived Vitamin E
* No animal ingredients
* Not tested on animals
* 100% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Cylinder Bottles and Paper Labels
* Certified by Oregon Tilth to the same rigorous USDA National Organic Program standards
* Certified Fair Trade by the respected Swiss certifier IMO
* #1-Selling Natural Brand of Soaps in North America
* Incredible value - super concentrated, ideal to dilute in foaming pumps or for general use,
* A luxury product you'll love to use everyday.
The ideal alternative to ordinary soap - certified organic with nourishing oils, pure, natural without harsh chemicals.
Uses: Dr Bronner's Certified Organic Castile Soaps are super concentrated.
(See below "What are the uses and dilutions for your soap?" for more uses.)
You can use your castile soap bar for as many uses as the liquid castile soap version, by diluting in water. See the guide below for dilutions. The perfect travel companion. Ideal as a simple solution for grooming and cleaning needs. Fantastic as a facial cleanser, the perfect invigorating bath and shower soap. Gentle enough for children too. Plus many more uses...
A guide for soap bars based on liquid soap dilutions:
For everyday body-washing: Get wet and pour several drops of soap full-strength onto hands-washcloth-loofah. Lather up, scrub down, rinse off, and tingle fresh and clean.
For other uses: Dilute from one part soap into 40 parts water for light cleaning, to cutting it in half or using it full strength for heavy-duty grease-cutting jobs. This versatile soap is even mild enough to used in the kitchen for washing fruits and vegetables, cleaning bench tops, walls, floors and bathrooms, bathing your pets and washing the car.
For laundry: Use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup for one regular load; adjust as needed depending on the hardness of your water. Adding a dash of baking soda makes it even better.
Certified Organic Citrus Orange Fresh - Castile Soap (140g) produced by Dr Bronner.
Ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil*, Organic Palm Oil*, Sodium Hydroxide**, Water, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Lemon Oil, Organic Lime Oil, Organic Orange Oil, Salt, Citric Acid (Natural), Vitamin E (Natural Tocopherol)
* Certified Fairtrade Ingredients
** None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin.
Also available in: Almond, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Tea Tree and Unscented Baby-Mild.
Certification: Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) to the same USDA standards for certifying foods, Not Animal Tested - Coalition for Consumer information on Cosmetics (CCIC), Fair for Life Faitrade Certified by IMO (Swiss - Institute for Marketecology)
Frequently Asked Questions about Castile Soap:
What does "Castile" mean? Is the bar soap also a castile soap like the liquid? What is the difference between the bar and liquid soaps?
In earlier centuries, an all-vegetable based soap was made in the Castile region of Spain from local olive oil. By the turn of this century, "Castile" had come to mean any vegetable oil-based soap, versus animal (tallow) fat-based soap. "Pure-Castile" is now also your guarantee that what you are using is a real ecological and simple soap, not a complex blend of detergents with a higher ecological impact due to the waste stream during manufacture and slower biodegradability. Unfortunately, many synthetic detergent blends are deceptively labeled as "Liquid Soap" even when they contain absolutely no soap whatsoever.
Both our bar and liquid soaps are pure-castile, as they are all vegetable oil-based. The bar soap wrappers prominently state that they, too, are pure-castile, like our liquid soaps. The difference between the liquid and bar soaps is that the liquid soaps use potassium hydroxide to saponify the vegetable oils, versus sodium hydroxide used to make the hard bar soaps.
How is it made? See below "Overview of Soap-making by Dr Bronner - Quality Soaps Explained"
Dr Bronner's Certified Organic Castile Soap is made in the traditional castile method from organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, and other certified organic essential oils.
What is the pH?
All true soaps have a pH of between 9.5 and 10.
What is "Organic" and why is it so great?
The term "organic" refers to both sustainable farming practices and to products ecologically made from materials produced on certified organic farms. According to federal standards, such products have to be at least 70% organic by non-water, non-salt weight. Organic products not only support sustainable farming, but also farm worker health and ecological processing methods.
Unfortunately, the hollow market-driven needs of some "natural" body care companies are making a mockery of organic principles. Underneath fluffy, feel-good "organic" floral waters and infusions, many "organic" body care products are really just composed of the same synthetic cleansers, conditioners and preservatives found in mainstream products, often in part or wholly derived from petroleum. Culprit companies are inflating organic content by counting ordinary distilled water in "floral water" as organic, a practice which is not allowed under the National Organic Program. So support Certified Organic products approved by reputable certifying bodies e.g. OTCO, USDA, ACO, NASAA, Ecocert, QAI, JAS among many.
Why is the liquid soap sometimes cloudy? What should I do to clear it up again?
Our liquid soaps are so concentrated that they are nearly solid. Thus, when the temperature drops to about 50° F, the fatty acids begin to solidify and cloud out. Just put the soap in a warm room, or warm water, and it will clear up at about 70° F. But clear or cloudy, the soap works just the same.
What if I get it in my eyes?
It may sting. Flush with ample clean water. The effect is temporary.
Do your soaps contain any foaming agents/detergents like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?
Absolutely not. Our soaps are 100% true pure-castile soaps. The high foaming lather of our soaps is from their high coconut oil content, which makes a more luxurious and rich lather than any detergent can ever create. "Pure-Castile" is your guarantee that what you are using is a real ecological and simple soap, not a complex blend of detergents with a higher ecological impact due to the waste stream during manufacture and slower biodegradability. Unfortunately, many synthetic detergent blends are deceptively labeled as "Liquid Soap" even when they contain absolutely no soap whatsoever.
What are the uses and dilutions for your soap?
Although the label claims 18 uses, we do not have the space to write all these uses on the label and still accommodate for Dr Bronner's philosophy, as well as the new labeling laws that are periodically implemented. In reality, there are far more than 18 uses, as people constantly write in to tell us about yet another utility of the soap. We won’t detail them all, but below are some of the major uses and dilutions.
For everyday body-washing: Get wet and pour soap full-strength onto hands-washcloth-loofah. Lather up, scrub down, rinse off, and tingle fresh and clean.
For other uses, dilute from one part soap into 40 parts water for light cleaning, to cutting it in half or using it full strength for heavy-duty grease-cutting jobs.
For shampoo, people have been telling us for years that they like using our soaps to shampoo their hair. Now, paired with our new Shikakai soaps, Citrus Conditioning Rinse and Organic Leave-In Conditioning Crème, it works better than ever. These new products coming soon...
For the laundry, use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup for one regular load; adjust as needed depending on hardness of water. I've been told that adding a dash of baking soda makes it even better.
For pets, lather up well and apply to their body. Be careful to keep the soap and the lather away from their eyes. I find a mixture of peppermint and eucalyptus works best.
For toothbrushing, apply a drop or two of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (I prefer the peppermint) to a wet toothbrush. Brush as you normally would, rinsing accordingly. Be careful about using more than a couple drops of soap, as you might start foaming at the mouth (last time I checked "rabid chic" was not hip). Many people with sensitive or softer teeth like to use our soap as toothpaste because it lacks abrasives.
If you're very interested in specific ratios and uses, you could find the book "Clean House, Clean Planet" by Karen Logan and published in 1996 by Pocket Books division of Simon & Schuster. They give a blurb on how individual consumers can place orders by writing to Mail Order Department, Simon & Schuster Inc., 200 Old Tappan Road, Old Tappan, NJ 07675. She presents hundreds of great ideas and manners to clean the non-toxic way, which gives rise for many examples that use an all-natural liquid soap like Dr. Bronner's.
What are the original 18-in-1 uses?
Dr. Bronner recorded the "18 in 1 uses" on his label, which we have left mostly intact since his passing in 1997; however, people have told us many, many more uses for it than that. Here is his version. A more paraphrased one follows.
Dr. Bronner's version:
1. Always dilute for Shave-Shampoo-Massage-Dental Soap-Bath!
2. Peppermint is nature's own unsurpassed fragrant Deodorant!
3. A drop is best Mint Toothpaste; brushes Dentures Clean!
4. A dash in water is the ideal Breath Freshener & Mouth Wash!
5. Peppermint Oil Soap for Dispensers, Uniforms, Baby, Beach!
6. Dilute for ideal After Shave, Body Rub, Foot Bath, Douche.
7. Hot Towel-Massage the entire body, always towards your heart.
8. Pets, silk, wool & body tingles head to toe - keeps cool!
9. 3 dashes in water rinse most Sprays Off fruit & vegetables!
10. 1/4 oz in qt H2O is Pest Spray! Dash, no rash Diaper-Soap!
Overview of Soap-making by Dr Bronner - Quality Soaps Explained:
Dr Bronner's Soaps have been made for millennia. Aside from making fire and cooking food, "saponifying" oil and fat into soap is one of the oldest and simplest chemical reactions known to humankind. In fact, the first soaps were accidentally made by fat dripping into the ashes of cooking fires.
Soap is made by saponifying a fat or oil with an alkali. A fat or oil is a "triglyceride," which means that three fatty acids of various carbon lengths are attached to a glycerine backbone. The alkali is either sodium (for bars) or potassium (for liquids) hydroxide, made by running electricity through salt water.
The saponification process is a simple one-step reaction with no waste generated: the glycerine is split off from the fatty acids, and the fatty acids combine with the sodium or potassium to form soap, while the hydroxide forms water. The result is soap, glycerin and water (no alkali remains in our soaps).
Quality soap-making consists in great part of choosing the right proportions of the right oils with their different fatty acids. Most commercial soap manufacturers skimp on quality because of cost and use lots of tallow from beef fat with a little bit of coconut or palm kernel oil.
Dr. Bronner's unsurpassed soaps are made with certified organic olive, jojoba, hemp and palm oils instead of tallow, and contain three times more organic coconut oil than commercial soaps. Saponified coconut oil generates high-lather cleansing even in hard water because it has shorter-chain saturated fatty acids. Hemp, jojoba, olive and palm oil-based soaps make a mild, smooth, creamy lather because these oils contain longer-chain unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fatty acids.
Other Ways Dr. Bronner's Makes Higher-Quality Soap:
* Unlike most commercial soap-makers who distill the glycerin out of their soaps to sell separately, Dr. Bronner's retains it in their soaps for its superb moisturizing qualities.
* We superfat our soaps with organic hemp and jojoba oils for a milder, smoother lather.
* We use natural plant-derived vitamin E and citric acid to protect freshness.
* We do not add any chelating agents, dyes, whiteners or synthetic fragrances.
* We use pure and powerful high-quality certified organic essential oils.
* Our liquid soaps are 3 times more concentrated than most so-called "liquid soaps" on the market, and are only a few percent away from being a solid, which ecologically saves on packaging materials.
* Our new plastic cylinder bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.
* Our soaps are a superb value, costing less than less-concentrated, inferior detergent body-wash "liquid soaps."
* Our soaps are most popular for at-home washing, but they also are the soap of choice for many campers and hikers, as they are so biodegradable and nature-friendly.
About Dr Bronner's Magic Soaps:
Dr. Bronner started making his famous peppermint liquid soap in 1948 in a tenement hotel in Pershing Square in Los Angeles, California. Once a small, quirky niche product in a natural products industry that didn’t even register on mainstream America’s radar, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps exploded into the counter-culture in the late 1960’s, reflecting the yearning for simpler and more ecological living in a peaceful world.
They current owners are honored to inherit there grandfather’s legacy — and inspired to live up to the social and environmental activism and ideals he expressed on the labels of each one of his unsurpassed soaps.
Serendipitously, 2008 mark