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Old 02-19-2012, 02:42 PM   #11
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If you don't like the price of Dr Bronners, there is a brand out there called Dr Woods that we use and love. They have a few scents - lavender, tea tree oil, almond, and one called "black" soap that has a manly smell. We switched to handmade bar soap (mostly my stuff, but other people's too - MotherHues, if you can find her, makes incredible soaps) and hubby hasn't complained and neither has our skin!

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Re: Bodywash suggestions and family cloth suggestions...

Oh! Forgot!

Trader Joe's has some greener body washes.
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So I can crochet...how would I make some of.those.things? do you have a pattern? also...i had mentioned the dr.bronners.to my dh...but he thinks everything has to foam.up or something stupid like.that.

My daughter has a "plastic" sponge that has a piggy in it. We use Dr. Bronners on all of it. DR. B. DOES foam up on a spongey thing. Actually foams easily and a lot.
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Dr Bronners has yummy fragrances and does suds a ton with just a few drops. I couldn't use it except as hand soap unfortunately, because it was too drying and the soap residue irritating to me. Going natural with cleansers is tough because soap leaves residue, theres no way around it.

The other tough thing is that the natural things tend to rely heavily on salicylates (like aloe or sodium benzoate) as preservatives. These can be highly irritating to skin and respiratory tracts.

But for someone currently using stuff with artificial fragrances, Burts Bees and Yes to Carrots are probably great.

I got a boyfriend something with patchouli in it, that broke his Old Spice habit.
I got Dr. Bs patchouli lime body lotion. BARF. I love patchouli but that stuff stunk to high heaven. I put a DROP on my hand to smell it and could still smell it a couple days later after washing my hands multiple times and showering.
I was also going to suggest a more "manly" scent of a natural soap for the mama who said her hubs only uses old spice.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #15
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I got Dr. Bs patchouli lime body lotion. BARF. I love patchouli but that stuff stunk to high heaven. I put a DROP on my hand to smell it and could still smell it a couple days later after washing my hands multiple times and showering.
I was also going to suggest a more "manly" scent of a natural soap for the mama who said her hubs only uses old spice.
OMG I tried that stuff too! Its NASTY!

There are nice patchouli blends out there too though.
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Has anyone ever mixed Dr. B's with Coconut Oil for a body wash?
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