Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Dr. Bronner's

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lakewood, CA
    Posts
    308
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Images
    4

    Default Dr. Bronner's



    I found this stuff in a Trader Joe's over the weekend. It's really interesting stuff, aside from the far out quotations and philosophy printed on the bottle.

    Has anyone else ever heard of or used this stuff? They recommend shaving with it, though I'm skeptical. It's really slippery feeling, but it doesn't lather so well.

    The real upside is that it's insanely minty! I've been experimenting with different blades, so I roughed myself up a bit this morning. Washing my face with this afterwards, all I could say was, "Ahhhhhh...nice!" It feels really good on the scalp too.
    --Jonathan
    :badger::a53:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    188
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I have always been a big fan of Dr. Bronner's products, especially the liquid peppermint soap. I use both the peppermint and the unscented "Baby Mild" in the shower frequently, and I have always been pleased with them. A word of warning if you haven't used the peppermint in the shower; it provides a pretty intense cooling sensation. I personally love the stuff, but I know it is a bit much for some people.

    As far as shaving goes, I haven't tried it by itself, but I have used the peppermint liquid along with Palmolive lather shave cream to perform Mantic's Superlather technique, and it works like a charm.

    I know people who use this soap for literally dozens of different tasks, and all of them swear by it.
    -Brian

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Posts
    55
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I've used it for years, I love the tingly feeling :)
    Take care,
    Seth

    "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
    Romans 12:12


    Registered polysomnographic technologist #8067
    I work in a sleep lab feel free to ask me any sleep questions you may have, I'll try to help.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    Posts
    22
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I use the Tea Tree Oil bar as my regular face-wash bar. It really helps keep down on the redness and scarring that used to occur from shaving (that, and switching to DE wet-shaving ). My wife uses the almond version of the bar as her regular shower soap and it does wonders for her skin.

  5. #5

    Default

    hello lgw,

    i have tried the unscented bar soap which is OK but it seems to get used up pretty quickly. i prefer irish spring. however, i will have to try shaving with the liquid soap.

    thanks,
    mike





    Quote Originally Posted by lgwapnitsky
    I use the Tea Tree Oil bar as my regular face-wash bar. It really helps keep down on the redness and scarring that used to occur from shaving (that, and switching to DE wet-shaving ). My wife uses the almond version of the bar as her regular shower soap and it does wonders for her skin.
    Last edited by mikey; 10-22-2006 at 11:31 AM.
    m

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lakewood, CA
    Posts
    308
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Images
    4
    Thread Starter

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by battleboar
    I have always been a big fan of Dr. Bronner's products, especially the liquid peppermint soap. I use both the peppermint and the unscented "Baby Mild" in the shower frequently, and I have always been pleased with them. A word of warning if you haven't used the peppermint in the shower; it provides a pretty intense cooling sensation. I personally love the stuff, but I know it is a bit much for some people.

    As far as shaving goes, I haven't tried it by itself, but I have used the peppermint liquid along with Palmolive lather shave cream to perform Mantic's Superlather technique, and it works like a charm.

    I know people who use this soap for literally dozens of different tasks, and all of them swear by it.
    Thanks for the superlather idea. I put some on my brush this morning and whisked it around a few times before adding Proraso. The lather was supremely lubricating and Dr. Bronner's masked that awful (IMHO) eucalyptus-soapy smell of the Proraso. Plus, the combo was like shaving with ice: very soothing.
    --Jonathan
    :badger::a53:

  7. #7

    Default

    I have used the lavender bar soap to shave with and thought it wasn't too bad - the lather didn't hold up as well as a true shaving soap.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I have seen this stuff at Fiesta (a grocery store) here in Houston. I will have to buy one next time I am shopping.
    [QUOTE]Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation. - Aristotle[/QUOTE]

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    188
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLabelBrewer
    Thanks for the superlather idea. I put some on my brush this morning and whisked it around a few times before adding Proraso. The lather was supremely lubricating and Dr. Bronner's masked that awful (IMHO) eucalyptus-soapy smell of the Proraso. Plus, the combo was like shaving with ice: very soothing.

    Sorry about not responding Jonathan, I unfortunately have been on the road the past couple of days, sadly going without the enriching discussion here on B&B!

    Anyway, I'm glad the superlather idea is working out for you. I have recently been trying out different scents of Bronner's with the few cheapie creams I actually use. So far all have worked out just fine. I particullary like using the unscented variety of Dr. Bronner's, as it allows me to superlather without comprimising the scent of the cream. Can't get enough of that Proraso !
    -Brian

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    543
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    It feels pretty nice for a change, but I don't think it lathers well at all. Still, when I'm feeling wild, I'll do a Dr. Bronner's Peppermint shower before an all Proraso Pre/Post/Cream shave.
    John

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    I've used Dr. Bronner's while camping. I do like the way the peppermint smells, and it certainly works well as an all-around soap. I haven't used it for shaving, though.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    South Central Oregon
    Posts
    7,741
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Images
    228

    Default

    I love Dr. Bronner's Lavender and the Peppermint soap bars. I have the Peppermint liquid...still not wild about that. But...this is not a shaving soap. I'm still amazed at why someone would try shaving with a bath bar. There are SO many shaving soaps and creams available, items MEANT to be shaved with, that I just don't get it. If it is an emergency (i.e., forgot to pack something to shave with), okay. But otherwise...it's just wrong.

    Randy
    "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them." J. B. Books
    Shazam!
    Another memorable quote!
    Hall of Fame
    Remember Alex Brown

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Lakewood, CA
    Posts
    308
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Images
    4
    Thread Starter

    Default

    No, I don't think it lathers well enough on its own either. I would only use it to prime the brush in a superlather session.
    --Jonathan
    :badger::a53:

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Is great for bugs...

    I live in Hilo HI. Lots of mozzies and biting bugs. The wife has especially sweet blood, bronners peppermint keeps the bugs at bay and is quite refreshing on a hot, humid Hilo day.

    The Marines don't like the peppermint version so much. While in the Corps every marine could pickup the smell. I used it in the USMC because liquid, compact, and could be used for shampoo, soap and shaving cream.

    KingSlug
    "The Communists (Our enemies) will defeat us, not by virtue of their strength, but because of our weakness. They will win by default." Ngô Đ́nh Diệm

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by KingSlug View Post
    I live in Hilo HI. Lots of mozzies and biting bugs. The wife has especially sweet blood, bronners peppermint keeps the bugs at bay and is quite refreshing on a hot, humid Hilo day.
    Really? I shall have to try that sometime.
    - Jeremy

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Morganton, NC
    Posts
    5,050
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Images
    11

    Default

    One of my roomates uses it to wash his hair. (He has dreadlocks)

Similar Threads

  1. Dr. Bronner's
    By nathanb in forum Skin, Body & Hair Care
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 07-24-2011, 02:35 PM
  2. Dr. Bronner's
    By edk443 in forum Skin, Body & Hair Care
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-09-2008, 08:43 PM
  3. Dr. Bronner's Shave Gel
    By theperfectstorm in forum Shaving Creams
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 04-22-2008, 07:45 AM
  4. Bronner's as a shampoo?
    By SalvadorMontenegro in forum Skin, Body & Hair Care
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-30-2008, 12:45 PM
  5. Dr. Bronner's is da man!!
    By Ticman in forum Skin, Body & Hair Care
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 08-31-2007, 06:24 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.