REVIEW: Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure Castile Soap

Dr Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Peppermint Pure Castile Soap

Price: £6.99 (RRP) 237ml

Stockists: Whole Foods, Planet Organic, John Bell & Croydon &


  • Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free
  • 18 possible uses
  • Rich, smooth lather
  • Great price point, very affordable
  • 9 fragrances to choose from
  • Philosophical musings on the label make for interesting reading
  • Leaves the skin feeling soft


  • A lot going on on the label, might make the packaging confusing
  • If used as anything other that hand or body wash it will leave a slight residue


Having had the chance to try the original peppermint, green tea and lavender scents, I can attest that there is no difference to the formulas other than the scent they carry. The texture is fantastic, the liquid is almost like an oil and it creates a beautiful, rich lather. Smell fantastic!

They say:

Dr. Bronner’s is the USA’s No. 1 selling natural soap brand and the leader in organic and Fair Trade skin care. With famous fans including Kate Hudson, Lady Gaga, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, Eminem and Bobbi Brown, this soap is lathering its way into British homes and hearts with its philosophical labels, certified Fair Trade and organic ingredients and uncommon quality.

The magic of Dr. Bronner’s is its affordability and versatility, with 18 uses from 1 bottle of liquid soap.  It comes in 9 main varieties, the original being the famous tingly Peppermint – “nature’s own unsurpassed fragrant Deodorant!” – followed by Lavender, Green Tea, Eucalyptus, Citrus, Almond, Rose, unscented Baby Mild and Tea Tree which can even be used to treat minor cuts.

The soaps are most popular for at-home washing, but are also the soap of choice for many campers and hikers. They contain no synthetic foaming agents, thickeners, preservatives, fragrances, dyes or whiteners and use 100% post consumer recycled (PCR) cylinder bottles and paper labels. Completely biodegradable, the soaps are made with certified Fair Trade and organic ingredients sourced from India, Ghana, Palestine, Israel, and Sri Lanka.


Best used with a cloth, towel, loofah or sponge you can use it to clean your body, your mouth & teeth, your fruit & vegetables, your bathroom and kitchen, your clothes and even your pets!

We say:

I was curious as to the effectiveness of the soap as anything other than a body wash so I did try it to clean my makeup brushes. I’m sad to say it left a bit of a residue on the bristles, so that’s one minus on the multiple use column for me.

I’m still working my way through the other possible uses listed on their website. But so far, as a bath and shower gel, hand wash, shampoo, clothes detergent and shaving lather, it works a treat!

Leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed. Hair feels clean and smooth.

I used it to hand wash some minor stains in my kid’s school clothes – to be honest, it was the closest thing I had at hand to use – and it worked a charm. Can’t say how it will work on tougher stains, but on just regular wear and tear ones, thumbs up!

The Lavender does leave you with a nice relaxed feel, and it’s good for the kids at bed time also, the peppermint and green tea invigorate and the peppermint refreshes, great for morning shower, as a wake me up!

And a little goes a long way.


Absolutely does what it says in the bottle! 5 stars


Fun if you like to read, confusing if you just like clean, precise instructions. 4 stars

Value for Money:

Great, a 237 ml lasts a good long while, and it also comes in 473 ml or 59 ml. 5 stars

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Post Author: Jo

Makeup artist based in South-West London and internationally published. Studied Fashion Makeup at London College of Fashion and with Val Garland at I work with clients across various areas of fashion including editorial, beauty and advertising and also film. I love all things beauty, addicted to makeup and all things organic, also love trying new things and telling people about them!

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