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Favorite Friday: Castile Soap

I'm {Erin} loving the castile soap I bought last week. Read why!

by Erin at SlimSavers.com

Sometimes I obsesses about weird stuff. (OK, maybe more than sometimes.) Right now, it’s white end tables for our living room, but up until two weeks ago it was castile soap. (It ended when I bought some. Imagine that!)

For months I’ve been reading some blogs that focus on money saving and natural products and the bloggers go on and on about castile soap and its many uses.

Castile soap can be used as body wash, shampoo, baby wash (though it’s not tear-free), hand soap, in a multi-purpose cleaner, as a laundry soap, and supposedly many other ways.

Right now, I’ve only used the ones I bought as a body wash for myself and for my son — I put it in his bath water.

I’m loving it! My skin hasn’t been as itchy as it usually is this time of year. It made my son’s bath water so silky and smelling good and has helped his skin as well. You don’t use a lot and it really stretches (hence the money-saving part of it).

I purchased Dr. Wood’s Pure Castile Soap in the soothing lavender and the peppermint. The smells are glorious! However, it contains Tocopheryl Acetate, which may not be too good (see, I’m still learning). Next time, I’ll get the Dr. Bronner’s. It’s ingredient list doesn’t contain this (Water, Saponified Organic Coconut & Organic Olive Oils (w/ Retained Glycerin), Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Vitamin E).

Dr. Wood’s Lavender ingredients:

Purified Water (Aqua), Saponified Coconut, Hemp and Olive Oils (with retained Glycerin), Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Essential Oil of Lavender, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Dr. Wood’s Peppermint ingredients:

Purified Water (Aqua), Saponified Coconut, Hemp and Olive Oils (with retained Glycerin), Organic Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Peppermint Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Read more at SlimSavers.com.

Erin and Joline, both health and wellness junkies, spent many years pinning down the truths about eating healthy and inexpensively. Both feel the it’s-too-expensive-to-eat-healthy excuse is untrue and infuriating.

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Kathy McGrath McQuillan February 21, 2013 at 04:44 PM
I love Dr. Bronner's Peppermint soap. It smells wonderful and makes my skin feel lovely!
Erin Hill February 21, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Hi, Kathy! Have you every used it for anything besides body? I'm curious as to what it would do in the laundry.
Kathy McGrath McQuillan February 21, 2013 at 05:35 PM
I bought the bar soap, so I am not sure how I would use that in laundry... shave it maybe? So no, only in the shower. But I do love it!!!

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