Monday, September 26, 2011

Bronner's Soap & The Bee's Knees!

Howdy- Here are the first couple of reviews, as promised!  

FIRST UP

Dr. Bronner's Organic Castile Liquid Soap


This soap claims to have 18 different uses. I caught a friend of mine using this as mouthwash at a music festival- It didn't look like any other mouthwash I'd ever seen so I had to ask him what the heck it was! Turns out he was using it to brush his teeth, wash his hair & body, as deodorant and as a mid day mouthwash all in one.  
CRAZY- I KNOW! 
The mere fact that this product could do ALL of those things and not kill him completely freaked me out -AND- I was certain it had to be some crazy toxic blend -BUT- wrong I was! After some researching I found that this is actually a vegan- all natural- magical blend of goodness -soooo-
naturally, I had to pick up a bottle and try it out for myself! 
I drove over to whole foods and picked up a bottle of the peppermint scented/flavored magic in a bottle and paid about $10 for a fairly large bottle. My first test was to use it as a shampoo. It suds up in my hair and felt like any other organic shampoo, however, once I washed it out my hair felt kind of sticky, almost TOO clean! I can understand why people may use it on a camping trip that they need to pack lightly for but this product was definitely NOT for me. I then wanted to try it as a toothpaste- the taste was mint & baking soda but BOY did it make my teefers clean! It also works well as a mouthwash-BUT- fair warning it doesn't taste very good. When I say Mint & Baking Soda I mean MINT & BAKING SODA! 
Since I bought the bigger bottle and am probably not going to use it as fast as I thought, I would suggest buying the smaller bottle for your first time purchasing. I don't think I'd buy it again but if I try using it as a floor cleaner or laundry detergent I'll let you know how it goes!!

NEXT UP

Burt's Bees Citrus Facial Scrub



*Love*Love*Love* this stuff! 
I heard about it from the one and only Kandee Johnson. I love that she reviews products that are both expensive and in-expensive and explains the pros and cons of each product. I saw her review this and knew I just had to try it  -soooo- once again I headed to whole foods and picked up a container of this citrus love! This is a brown rough mixture that exfoliates and cleans out your pores. The mixture is made of citrus peel and other natural ingredients and in my opinion smells like fig newtons which is quite pleasant!! I've been using it for about a week and it has really helped clear up my face and leaves my complexion looking smooth and even. 
I recommend this to anyone looking for either a good skin cleanser or as I call it, a once a day pampering!! 

If anyone else has used either of these products I'd LOVE to know what you think!

-Steff


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