the many uses of Dr. Bronner’s magic soap
This past weekend, I attended the United Students for Fair Trade Convergence at the University of Maryland, College Park. It was a pretty awesome conference and I learned so much, including that Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap can be used as laundry detergent! For those of you who have never heard or used Dr. Bronner’s soap before, it is a combination of organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba, hemp, and essential oils with NO harmful chemicals or additives. Many personal care products contain many dangerous chemicals, which are harmful for our body and polluting to our waterways. (Check out this study from Environmental Working Group about water pollution from detergenets and other consumer products: http://www.ewg.org/water/downthedrain)
For more information about the United Students for Fair Trade Convergence, check out: http://usft.org/convergence
Check out the list below from Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap website: http://www.drbronner.com/faqs_main.html
For the laundry, use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup for one regular load; adjust as needed depending on hardness of water. I’ve been told that adding a dash of baking soda makes it even better.
For pets, lather up well and apply to their body. Be careful to keep the soap and the lather away from their eyes. I find a mixture of peppermint and eucalyptus works best.
So come try some of the soap and avoid adding more dangerous chemicals to our bodies and waterways!