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My adventures with Dr. Bromner’s Soap

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My family understands me. That’s why I got soap for Christmas. Dr. Bromner’s All-One soap. I was quite pleased with the gift. It was even wrapped in a brand-new homemade knitted dishcloth. Love that! I unwrapped the first bar and placed it by my sink. Then I noticed it had the words All-One stamped into the bar. My brain clicked on. Maybe these weren’t just any bars of soap. That’s when Google came into play. Turns out Dr. Bromner was a very interesting man. The label pictured above has some interesting uses for the product and life philosophies. If you magnify it you might be shocked!! He did many things besides making soap including abandonding his kids and being put in an insane asylum. He also claimed his soap had 18 different uses. Now that he has passed away, his family has taken some of the “uses” off of their packages. I guess they don’t want to be sued or something.

I tried out 4 different uses for the Dr. Bromner’s bar soap:

1. Bubble Bath – When I ran the warm water directly on the bar my bath water got nice and bubbly quickly. The bubbles didn’t last the whole bath but I liked the creaminess of the bath water color and it made my skin feel soft. I would recommend trying the liquid castile soap as bubble bath if you have that kicking around (I do so I assume everyone does, right?).

2. Bath/Facial Soap – I used the soap to clean my entire body including my face. It removed my makeup well and left everything feeling moisturized.

3. Shaving cream – It’s gave me a much smoother shave than regular soap. No dryness or irritation. I still have at least a years worth (1 bar) of my old-fashioned shaving bar but it’s good to know that there’s a good alternative.

4. Shampoo – It lathers up nicely. I “shampooed” and rinsed twice. My hair feels clean. I like the results more than no-poo. No tangles. Lots of volume and my curls are bouncy.

This would be a great bar to take on a vacation.

I also have castile soap in liquid. Pretty sure it’s Dr. Bromner’s. I wrote a post about one use for it. Here it is https://stephaniegetsridofhercrap.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/my-uh-duh-moment/.

What do you use Dr. Bromner’s castile soap for?


p.s. the paper packaging is made from 100% post consumer waste recycled paper and I recycled it too.

There’s something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she’s only measured water in it.
Erma Bombeck

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
William Osler


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


7 thoughts on “My adventures with Dr. Bromner’s Soap

  1. I have been reading up on ways to make dish soap and hand soap from castile soap…maybe that will be my project this weekend.

    Posted by sonrie | January 9, 2013, 5:36 pm
  2. I love castile soap. The next soap I buy will be Mountain Sky because they are awesome and local(ish) http://www.mountainskysoap.com/ I use my soap for almost everything washing. Hair, body, floor, counters, green waste bucket. I do not use it on dishes because it leaves a residue or I have to rinse the dishes too much and that’s just a waste of water and energy. My next project will be to make my own castile soap http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=UZhfLtb9sXI&NR=1

    Posted by Sarah Tobin | January 9, 2013, 8:54 pm
  3. like the packaging info – hooray for plastic free soap

    Posted by polythenepam | January 9, 2013, 9:50 pm
  4. Reblogged this on Plastic Is Rubbish or the problems with man-made polymers and commented:
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    Posted by polythenepam | January 9, 2013, 10:16 pm
  5. I use it for most of my cleaners, to wash my dog, for hand soap and so much more. I love it!

    Posted by Lisa (@retrohousewife5) | January 11, 2013, 3:50 pm

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