Dr. Bronner's is an all natural brand, their products are organic and don't contain chemicals. I've tested their Organic Magic Balm, the 18-in-One Pure Castile Soap and the Organic Hand and Body Lotion.
Just a little bit about the brand before I get into describing the three products in detail: Dr. Bronner's been founded in 1948 in the US by Emanuel Bronner. His vision was that everyone should live happily together, a message he wanted to spread with his products too: "We are all one or none" and there's no exception. The packaging of all his products are printed with different messages like this one. It looks cool and it's inspiring too but I had to ask the PR agency about the story behind this first because without knowing about his vision the info on the packaging was a bit too much. Some of the text on there has a link to religious content as well which is unusual for a beauty product and therefore made me wonder but the quotes are out of different religions and it's all about harmony which leads us back to the message and the vision he wants to spread: "We are all one or none". If you're interested in learning more about the principles of the brand, make sure to visit the Dr. Bronner's website, the communication of the brand seems very transparent to me.
I personally love a fresh and minty smelling body product and the Arnica-Menthol Organic Magic Balm smells simply amazing! I used the product after sport because it has a great warming effect on the skin and muscles. It's hard to tell whether my muscles are less sore after using this but I sure find it very relaxing and pleasant. Because of the scent and the warmth of the balm I guess it would be great to apply onto the chest when you're having a cold.
1. Face wash 10. Deodorant
2. Shower Gel 11. Inhalation
3. Shampoo 12. Animal wash
4. Bath additive 13. Washing up liquid
5. Footbath 14. Laundry detergent
6. Baby bath 15. Floor cleaner
7. Shaving Gel 16. to wash vegetables
8. Toothpaste 17. plant protection
9. Mouthwash 18. Brush cleanser
Well, I've used it to wash my face, the rest of my body as well as my hair, used it as a bath additive, deodorant, plant protection and as a brush cleanser. I wasn't very happy with it when I used it as a shampoo (made my hair look like a tangly mess) and I much prefer my normal deodorant but it does a good job as a shower gel and an even better one as a brush cleanser. It manages to wash all the makeup out of my foundation brushes so they actually look and feel clean again. And they smell citrusy fresh which can't be a bad thing either.
So what's the verdict? I experienced Dr. Bronner's as a brand with a great concept producing solid basic products with lovely and relaxing scents. The products aren't a luxury treat but if you're on holiday, the 18-in-One Pure Castile Soap might come in handy.
What do you think about Dr. Bronner's?
You might have noticed that I put the prices underneath each product in the picture. I'm not sure if I like that yet. Let me know in the comments below if you think this is a good way to communicate the prices or if you preferred the old way - mentioning them as the final thing in each blog post.
Have a great day!
*press samples, all opinions are honest and my own.