APPROVAL:OWNER REVIEW:Dr Bronners Peppermint Soap:RICK
- Hi Rick, thanks for this entertaining review. I have only one question for
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> The label on the bottle is certainly unusual. The official name of the### can you shed any light on what the '...18-in-one...' and
> soap is "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, 18-in-one Hemp PEPPERMINT
> PURE-CASTILE SOAP." From reading the label, one learns that the soap
> is "100% Cruelty Free," and it is to be used for
'...PURE-CASTILE...' might refer to?
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>>The label on the bottle is certainly unusual. The official name of the
>>soap is "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, 18-in-one Hemp PEPPERMINT
>>PURE-CASTILE SOAP." From reading the label, one learns that the soap
>>is "100% Cruelty Free," and it is to be used for
>### can you shed any light on what the '...18-in-one...' and
>'...PURE-CASTILE...' might refer to?
Thanks for the edit. It is a little difficult to know what Dr. Bronner
(RIP 1997) meant by a lot of what he wrote on the bottle labels.
18-in-one refers to the uses the soap has. According to various parts
of the label, it can be used as deodorant, tooth cleaning, laundry, and
lots else besides. However it is hard to exactly number the 18 uses. I
have not seen them listed out.
Pure Castile, according to the Bronner website means that the soap is
made from pure vegetable oil, with no animal fat, which is also the
basis of the Cruelty Free claim. The dictionary says castile soap is
made from olive oil. However, the Bronner soaps are made from a mixture
of oils, I believe. If you have not seen the soap on the outfitter
shelves on that side of the pond, you may enjoy reading the label here:
For the purposes of backpacking, I did not consider these issues which
affected the use or the effectiveness of the product. They are simply
eccentric, or perhaps marketing devices. I found it difficult to
determine how much of the Dr. Bronner story would be worth going into in
the review, so I made some mention of the label. However, it is all out
on the Bronner homepage for those who wish to chase that trail to its
> Thanks for the edit. It is a little difficult to know what Dr.Bronner
> (RIP 1997) meant by a lot of what he wrote on the bottle labels.Man-alive Rick, I see what you mean! I wish I had a day or two to
spare to read it all. I spotted a bit of Rudyard Kipling's 'IF' in
there, but the rest......well :)
> basis of the Cruelty Free claim. The dictionary says castile soapis
> made from olive oil.Possibly originally from Spain (Castille)?
> For the purposes of backpacking, I did not consider these issueswhich
> affected the use or the effectiveness of the product.Fair comment indeed. My interest was purely idle curiosity
> They are simplyyou're surely not referring here to "More good is caused by evil than
by good" or "I work hard first perfecting me, like Mark Spitz-arctic