Dr. Bronner's organic pure castile magic soaps hemp 18-in-1, Tea tree
Soap is made by saponifying a fat or oil with a strong alkali. A fat or oil is a triglyceride, which means that three fatty acids of various carbon lengths are attached to a glycerine backbone. The strong alkali is either sodium (for bars) or potassium (for liquids) hydroxide. The saponification process is a simple one-step reaction with no waste generated: the glycerine is split off from the fatty acids, and the fatty acids combine with the sodium or potassium to form soap, while the hydroxide forms water. The result is soap, glycerin and water (no alkali remains).
Quality soap-making consists in great part in choosing the right proportions of the right oils with their different fatty acids. Most commercial soaps skimp on quality because of cost, and use lots of tallow from beef fat with a little bit of coconut or palm kernel oil. Our unsurpassed soaps use olive, hemp, and palm oils instead of tallow, and use three to four times more coconut oil than commercial soaps. Saponified coconut oil generates high-lather cleansing even in hard water because it has shorter-chain saturated fatty acids. Hemp, olive, and palm based soaps make a mild, smooth, creamy lather, because these oils contain longer chain unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
- Completely biodegradable and vegetable-based
- Made with certified fair trade and organic oils
- Multi-purpose: 18-in-1 uses
- No synthetic foaming agents, thickeners or preservatives
- 100% post-consumer recycled (pcr) cylinder bottles and paper labels
- Simple, ecological formulations based on old-world quality and expertise
- #1-selling natural brand of soaps in north america
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that helps heal cuts and bruises as well as skin conditions like acne dermatitis and psoriasis. All oils and essential oils are certified organic to the National Organic Standards Program. Packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
- Not animal tested
- 100% Vegan
- 100% Biodegradable
- No Detergents
- No Foaming Agents
Dr. Bronner's makes a higher quality soap in other ways as well. Unlike most commercial soapmakers who distill the glycerin out of their soaps to sell, we retain it in our soap for its superb moisturizing qualities. We also superfat our soap with olive fatty acid, which both ensures that there is no free alkali, and lowers the pH, making a milder, smoother lather. We use rosemary extract and plant-derived vitamin antioxidants to protect freshness (the rosemary is effective at 0.005%, so it contributes absolutely no scent). We do not add any chelating agents, dyes, whiteners, or synthetic fragrances.
Water, Saponified Organic Coconut Hemp Oil & Organic Olive Oils (w/ Retained Glycerin). Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Tea Tree Oil, Citric Acid, Vitamin E.
For everyday bodywashing: Get wet and pour soap full-strength onto hands-washcloth-loofah. Lather up, scrub down, rinse off, and tingle fresh & clean!
To simplify & enjoy life more, dilute 1/2 ounce or 2 squirts of this pure castile soap with 2 gallons (or sinkfull) of hot water, then towel massage or use as a facial pack. Wring towel out and fingertip massage your hair & scalp. Enjoy the creamy emollient lather.
Keep out of eyes - if product does get in eyes, wash out with water. Don't drink the soap. Soap clouds when cold - less than 50�F. If soap clouds, put in warm room or water - soap clears at 70�F.
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