Tuesday, December 8, 2009

dr. bronners is the real deal in organic skincare (and more)

it's amazing how many companies now tout themselves as natural or organic.  the term natural is not regulated, so clorox, for example, could advertise itself as a natural product.   as could mccdonald's.  as could tylenol...ok, you get the idea.

the term organic is regulated by the usda.  a product is legally organic if at least 95% of its ingredients are organic.

one company that stands the organic test of time is dr. bronners magic soaps.  the family of soapmakers has been making soaps for over 150 years (originally from southern germany).   the 5th generation of soapmakers is now running the company based in southern california.

they have a wonderful selection of organic products including bar and liquid body soap, hard surface cleaners, and even lip balm, shaving cream, and body lotion.  they are sold in natural food stores like whole foods, trader joes and even target.

the soap's name, dr. bronner's magic soap, is true.  it does a great job and can clean almost anything like magic ; body (baby!), floor, counters, walls, dishes, pets, and fruit.

this is a great side by side comparison of their products to other supposedly organic lines.   these other poser lines have ingredients (that end in "eth" or "PEG") that contain trace 1, 4 dioxane and formaldehyde, which are probable human carcinogens (and often in baby shampoo!).   read more about 1, 4 dioxane and formaldehyde in kids bath products here.

some stocking stuffer dr. bronners items are 15% off this month on their website.

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