Dr. Bronner's Liquid Organic Pure Castile Classic Soap Reviews

Positive Reviews


Best Liquid Soap


Pros: smells great, concentrated, great value, organic, environmentally friendly, not tested on animals, cold-hard-water compatible

I have always had a hard time finding any soap that my skin didn't protest - loudly. Dr. Bronner's is simply the best, most skin-friendly soap I have ever used. It comes in a wonderful variety of scents - or unscented - and I've tried the lavender, almond, peppermint and unscented... in fact I have three of them at the moment. It uses all organic oils, no chemical surfactants or sudsing agents. It cleans wonderfully, even in hard water, and a single 16 oz bottle can easily last for 6 months - even using it as shampoo as well as body wash - so the price per size is fantastic - of course the bigger you go the more you save, and you can buy it by the gallon. Besides being...
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Negative Reviews


Dish Soap is Filmy


Pros: soft on hands

Cons: dishes have a film/no lather

 I'm not sure about Dr. B's liquid soap. I diluted it with water for dish soap and my dishes are not really coming out clean, they have a film on them. There is no lather with this soap, is anyone else finding this? 

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Most entertaining soap on the market


Pros: Hilarious label; enjoyable shower or bathtime reading; all natural; nice scents; cheap; refillable; multi-purpose

Cons: Slippery feel; not easy to control how much liquid comes out; not very foamy; peppermint flavor can be too strong for sensitive skin.

(Price listed here is from Trader Joe's for a 32-ounce bottle.) If you haven't entertained yourself by reading scraps of their label in the shower, you haven't truly showered. Their website provides a fine example of the Dr. Bronner writing style: "Dr. Bronner's PEPPERMINT Pure-Castile Soap is our most popular variety. The peppermint essential oil creates an exhilarating chilly-tingly-cool body space. Because therapeutically peppermint oil is a mild stimulant, it increases vitality and clarity, enabling constructive-selfish Peppermint-Castile users to work hard and get done! then sing-dance-play until we're All-One! Naturally, morning peppermint power...
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Concentrated Magic


Pros: Multiple Uses, efficiency

Cons: up front cost, availability

I was confused by the label and concerned by the price when I first picked up a gallon of Dr. Bronner's. The concern dwindled as soon as I smelled the soap. The soap is ultra concentrated so in my 2-person household a gallon is split between 2 baths, a kitchen, the pantry and the laundry with about a half gallon to spare. The scents are strong and fresh. The ingredients are natural and organic. You can dilute it with hot water for mopping, you can dilute it with cold water for hand soap and shower soap. You can mix it with baking soda and water for a scrub cleaner. You can mix it with vinegar for a disinfectent cleaner. You can add other essential oils to boost the power or change...
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A piece of peppermint heaven


Pros: A little bit goes a long way, scent awakens you

Cons: thin so it comes out fast

I was introduced to Dr. Bronner's three years ago while camping with my fiance. I was new to camping and not aware that traditional soap could not be used to wash our dishes. Since then, we've incorporated Dr. Bronner's liquid soap in the kitchen and the bar soap in the shower. The soap smells fantastic and gives me a little alertness kick while I'm washing the baked on grease. Note of caution: if using the peppermint bar soap in the shower, be careful of how much lather you put on your sensitive areas; essential oils do have astringent properties.

Just one ingredient in my many recipes


Pros: Smells Great, Eco-Friendly

Cons: Not a great Shampoo

I remember the day very well. It was Earth Day and I stood and read the label and thought, "Wow, how weird." I love to try anything weird.. so off to the registar I went and couldn't wait to use it. Over the years I have used it for everything from washing a dog, to washing my car. I use it as laundry soap, dish soap, and shower gel. If you have anything but super short hair, I would not recomend it as a shampoo, but it can be used that way too. I add essential oils to spiff it up to match my mood. You can use it as a bug repellant on plants. The uses are numerous. they now even carry little 2oz sizes to travel on planes with. Yippie.

lovely smelling without the phthalates!


Pros: lots of suds, great cleaning power, healthy for people and the planet

Cons: quite liquid and squirts out too readily from soap dispenser

This hand soap is great. I feel good about having it in my bathroom for my young students to use. I know how damaging parabens and phthalates are to young bodies so I am so grateful that this product is on the market for those of us who want to protect the health of people and also the planet. It has a great lavender smell, cleans well, lathers up just fine and rinses off well.

Dr Bronner, Gotta love him!


Pros: too many to list, I use it to clean everthing.

Cons: none

My mom had a bottle when I was a little girl and I didn't see it again until my 20's. I kind of forgot about it until I saw the The movie Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox. He was a fascinating man way ahead of his time. I use it for everything from washing the baby's bum to dog baths to washing the deck furniture. A little goes a long way. It's full of goodness and doesn't hurt the spaceship Earth-ALL ONE!!

Wonderful product!


Pros: Read the back! It has many uses! (Shampoo as well as keeping your plants healthy!)

This product is great! I have used this for close to 20 years. I live overseas and can't find it here but when I get to the States, it's an item on my "to buy" list. It's hard to find sometimes but well worth the effort.

lovin dr. bronner's for years!


Pros: organic, smells great, versatile

Cons: kind of expensive depending on where you buy it

i was first introduced to dr. bronner's soaps in high school when i worked at a vegan cafe that promoted all things eco-friendly and organic. it was amazing! we used it to wash dishes, mop the floors, and even as handsoap for the bathrooms. ever since then, i've been an avid user! i don't know many products that are as versatile as these soaps! i actually use them for foot soaks and facial steams. they also last forever and smell absolutely amazing (i'm particularly fond of the peppermint!) worst case scenario? you don't like it. at least you'll have some entertaining reading material courtesy of its info-packed label : )

Recommend Dr. Bronner's Magic Liquid Organic Soap


Pros: cost effective, gentle

Cons: strong scent, but you can get unscented

We got a large jug of this in lavender scent to use as a multipurpose kitchen soap in a built-in dispenser - for handwashing and dishwashing. It isn't strong enough for really grimy pots, but is great for light washing and handwashing - thus eliminating the need for multiple soaps. The fact that you can buy a gallon of it is also cost effective. The only thing I'd do differently next time is get the unscented version. I thought that the lavender scent was a little too strong.

Love it


Pros: Smells nice, organic, fair trade, can be diluted for hand soap dispensers

We started buying this soap a year ago, and now we always seek it out. We buy the peppermint version, and use it as soap in the shower and also for soap dispensers at our sink. For soap dispensers, you can dilute Dr. Bronners with about 50% water, which helps it to last longer. It's very strong, so if you don't dilute, you only need a small amount to work up a lot of lather. I love that it is organic, as many natural products are not.