Cools off, removes oils, tingles
December 26, 2013
When I first started to use Dr. Bronner's soap, I LOVED LOVED LOVED it. It does a perfect job of removing oils and sweat completely! But it doesn't do too well for visible dirt - if you have dirt stuck in the cracks of your skin, you will either need a scrubber that could remove the same dirt with water, or you will need a backup brand of soap. This did not prevent me from using this as my main soap for a long time, because you usually don't have visible dirt stuck on your body.
However, after being able to shower whenever I want and doing this sometimes daily from sweat or sex, I noticed that the soap does irritate the skin - and my skin is not at all sensitive. This soap is meant to be diluted, but nowhere does it say how much. Before ever reading this, I would put a literal drop on my hands to wash them, or a small line on the cloth to wash my body - this did require 1 or 2 refreshings due to it being on a washcloth and therefore less spreadable and easier to wash off. This does NOT work at laundry soap due to it's less-then-average ability to remove actual dirt, however, I frequently use it to clean and wash the washcloth I am using at the sink or in the shower and it does work for that. It does not work very well at all for removing the sexual fluids from your thighs.
The peppermint flavor uses peppermint essential oil, so if you like the tingling to remain when you're homeless and it's really hot outside, this is good. If it's not a sauna in your house, you'll want to rinse this three or four times to tone down the tingling before you get out. When using the peppermint variety, don't put this directly inside your female genitals or on outside without being careful (if you're male it might feel good :P!). If you need a soap to cool down your genitals when they are sweaty, try to eucalyptus one.
This soap is EXCELLENT for removing body oils and sweat (not including female cum or leakage) from the body. It does not have multiple uses like the bottle says (NEVER try this as shampoo!!), and it is irritating to the skin, especially on the genitals if you use it every day. I would say this soap is definitely a requirement for travelers and people who hike or stay outside a lot, are homeless, etc., if the human using it is one who does not like to feel dirty/oily/sweaty/etc. (or want an extra cooling). If you live in a house every day or most days, then this soap is good to have around for when you're oily, but a different brand should also be available for when you want to clean off something other then oil & sweat.