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This is the Dr. Bonners Appreciation Blog.

In African American Hair Care, body products, Dr. Bonner's Peppermint Soap on October 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm

hey ladies and gents. hope all is well.

i just wanted to drop by and send some praises to a product that i have literally been using since birth (thanks mom!). growing up in san diego, near where the product is made… it wasnt a popular soap… but all moms EVER bought. now, 20someodd years later, i see a regularly “boho,” low key, only sold in health food stores-product hitting the mainstream… first moving up to trader joes for buying… then whole foods… and now i see it popping up in places like American Apparel (wtf?) and Target (omg).

soaptastic.
READ IT!

Dr. Bonners.
hands down, one of THE best soaps EVER. save a couple of emergency exceptions, the only soap ive ever used my whole life. and after running through a few other soaps and body washes… its really the only soap i want to use.
its a great multi purpose wash. made of nothing but peppermint oil and water… its a great full body wash that will leave you feeling fresh and tingly after every use. its also a great wash for braids, locs and curls when you just want to freshen up your hair. great as a shaver… also a great skin softener for those long baths we get in once in a while. in addition, its a GREAT morning wash for your face. leaves your skin feeling fresh without feeling dried out later on.
and yes… you can even use it for dental. because its 100% natural, you can brush your teeth, tounge, retainers… WHATEVER with it. as a kid, i had braces and headgear after going through jaw surgery. then i had a retainer. the whole time, both my mother AND my dentist told me to use this at least 3 times week on my braces, gear AND retainer… it keeps all the gear fresh without doing damage that long term exposure to listerine or other mouthwashes can do to metal, rubber and acrylic (yeah, i had ALLADAT going on. lol).

the best part… its really, reallly, REEAAAALLLLY economical.
the key to dr. bonners soap is that you never use it straight. dr. bonners straight out the bottle is like using concentrate. if you dont dilute it (like it says ALL over the bottle), it can go from a fresh tingly clean to a fresh minty light burning. LoL.  you always take the soap and mix it into another bottle . i usually go with 40% soap and 60% water. breaking it down like that can make one bottle of bonners last for about a month and a half before having to get a new one. economic greatness.

i usta hate the fact that my mother would make me use this soap all the time. and i mean ALLLL the time. it was a TREAT if i could get some ivory soap in my house for variety. lmao. but after growing up and using all the different stuff out there… i can see why this was all she stuck to. everything else… honestly just leaves me with some kinda funny feeling residue that i just cant stand. some just have ingrediants i dont want on my body. dr. bonners is the only thing i use that doesnt leave my skin dried out… and something i can use ALL OVER the body. and i always come out the shower feeling and smelling fresh. its basically the best product evar. ill never use anything else.

placed HIGH on the recommended list…. check it out if you EVER have the chance.
-E

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