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Lavender Pure-Castile Bar Soap Review Photo

Lavender Pure-Castile Bar Soap

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at Dr. Bronner’s, Drugstore.com, and The Vitamin Shoppe.
Scent: Calming natural lavender.
I like: the all-natural ingredients, which include organic oils of coconut, olive, hemp, and jojoba. The soothing lavender aroma relaxes the mind and body.
Not a fan of: nothing. This lovely organic, pure soap effectively cleans without drying skin.

Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Pure-Castille Bar Soap is a fantastic all-natural skin cleanser that can be used on all parts of the body. The soap effectively cleans without leaving the skin feeling dry, making the product ideal for use on sensitive skin. Organic oils of coconut, palm, olive, hemp and jojoba help to leave the skin feeling nourished. The aroma of pure lavender makes for a relaxing, spa-like experience. At under five dollars, Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Pure-Castille Bar Soap is a great value and could easily become my go-to bar soap. Don’t hesitate to buy it.

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Dr. Bronner's Organic Shaving soap gel spearmint peppermint giveaway competition contest product review caulfields counter male skincare mens grooming shave

Win this: Dr. Bronner's Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel

Our latest giveaway features Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel.  To find out how to qualify for our giveaways please visit the Contests section.  One lucky winner will be randomly selected.  The deadline to qualify for this contest is Monday, August 1st at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.  Good luck!

See our review for Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel here.

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Dr. Bronner's Organic Shaving soap gel spearmint peppermint product review caulfields counter male skincare mens grooming shave

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel

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Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Soap Gel Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at Dr. Bronner’s and The Vitamin Shoppe.
Scent: Blend of peppermint and spearmint.
I Like: how natural this product is.  The scent is refreshing, but not overpowering.
Not a fan of: the thin texture.

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Spearmint Peppermint Shaving Gel is the most natural shave gel/cream I have ever used.  It doesn’t contain any synthetic ingredients.  The gel’s brown color may turn off some people, but this is only superficial and does not affect performance.   The shave gel has a thin consistency and does not really lather up, which makes it especially ideal for wet shaving.  Try this product out if you can’t stand using obnoxious-smelling shave gels loaded with artificial ingredients.

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Drunk Roommate in Shower Bar Soap Caulfields Counter

Until recently, I never really thought about the difference between a bar of soap and a liquid face or body wash.  They both serve the same function, but one has to be superior to the other.  I decided to educate myself by reading a few online forum threads on the topic and found some advantages and disadvantages of each.

Bar Soap
Advantages:

  • Convenient – good for when you’re on the go. Can be easily used without a sponge or washcloth.
  • Generally provides more lather when used without a washcloth.

Disadvantages:

  • Bar soaps are usually made with harsher ingredients which can strip your skin of oil. This often makes the skin over-produce oil to compensate for the dryness, which can ultimately lead blemishes or breakouts.
  • Bar soaps are less hygienic than liquid face or body washes.  They are constantly exposed to moisture, which makes their surfaces ideal breeding grounds for bacterial growth.  Imagine yourself sharing a bar of soap with a roommate who doesn’t have the best body hygiene habits.  Just consider the places on the body a bar of soap is rubbed against.

Face or Body Wash
Advantages:

  • Liquid Face and body washes are gentler on your skin compared to bar soaps as they don’t contain as many harsh ingredients.  Liquid washes won’t strip your skin of vital oils as much as bar soaps can.
  • More hygienic to use than bar soaps.

Disadvantages:

  • Liquid washes are usually more expensive than bar soaps.
  • Require a washcloth or sponge for maximum lather.

Final verdict
Go with a liquid wash whenever possible.  The extra money spent on liquid washes is well worth it when you consider the toll many bar soaps can take on your skin.

And remember to always moisturize after every wash!

Note:  The skin on the face is thin compared to other parts of the body – which makes it more sensitive.  I don’t suggest using the same soap for your face that you use for your body.  If you’re going to use the same liquid cleanser for both areas, try using one that is natural and not heavily scented.  Cleansers with synthetic fragrances can cause facial breakouts.  For an all-in-one type of liquid cleanser, I recommend using an all-natural castille soap such as Dr. Bronner’s.

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Bill Murray Caulfields Counter Male Skin Care Mens Grooming JD

Step 1: Wake up to the Gentle Alarm app.

Step 2: Enjoy a cup of hot tea with your breakfast while catching up on the latest news.

Step 3: Wash face with warm water and a great cleanser.

Step 4: Shave using a reliable razor and moisturizing shave cream.

Step 5: Apply a light, refreshing aftershave.

Step 6: Have a cathartic moment. Not sure what I mean? Take a wild guess.

Step 7: Take a warm shower (to condition face post-shave) using an invigorating natural soap for body and scalp. If necessary, apply a healing conditioner. Rinse.

Step 8: Dry hair gently. Pat dry face and body.

Step 9: Awaken face by applying an energizing moisturizer with SPF.

Step 10: Moisturize from neck down with a soothing moisturizer.

Step 11: Apply an effective natural deodorant.

Step 12: Get dressed, step out, and conquer the world.

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