Dr. Bronner’s- versatile and religiously charged

Along my collegiate journey, I have learned that having cleaning the right cleaning supplies will pay off. If you plan on having company over, a clean bathroom, bedroom and family room will go a long way. The number of cleaners required to maintain such an appearance is adding up, but there are multi-purpose cleaners out there that can do all of these tasks and more!

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap lives up to its supernatural description. With a self-proclaimed 18 uses, it can be used for body wash, shampoo, laundry detergent, toothpaste, household cleaning, and grease fighting.

Using this products for a few months now, I have noted the following. The versatility of this product is incredible, but it doesn’t make for great shampoo or toothpaste. The natural oils are great for my curly hair, but it needs to be diluted before use. You can taste flavor of each bottle that you had (peppermint in my testing) but you are also met with a diluted soap taste. Looking back, I should’ve tried the citrus bottle.

There is no secret ingredient to this jack-of-all trades cleaner either. Similar recipes can be found online.In 1948, Dr.Bronners was founded with a mission to provide castille soaps made with organic oils that have been acquired in a fair trade certified manner to the masses.

Known as the big bottle with a ton of small text, it contains passages with the central idea that we must realize we are all born from the same God, or we will end up destroying ourselves.

These are the philosophical musings of Emmanuel Bronner, the founder, which eccentrically weave Christian and Jewish influences together to create an anti-marxist, ultimatum based, doomsday point-of-view.

The bottle can be found at health food stores and Target. If you would like to know more about the Bronner family and philosophy, check out Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox (2006).

Nick Sallen is the opinion editor for The Dakota Student, he can be reached at [email protected]