Gift Idea #1: For the Dr. Bronner Newbie

It is that time of year, and I’d like to help you out with a few gift ideas.  These ideas work year round, but now is a great time to bring them up.  Let’s start with the people on your list who have never heard of Dr. Bronner’s. What to get them?

Go simple!

Always the best way: One quart of Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure Castile liquid soap.

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It’s already dressed in a festive wintry blue.  AND it fits perfectly in a wine gift bag. That’ll cause a laugh as well when they pull it out, thinking they had you – or at least your gift – all figured out.  But it’s not wine! It’s soap! Ha! And it’s awesome.

Then comes that question, “What is it?” Now, this question often stumps me.  Where do I start to explain what Dr. Bronner’s is? Do I start with the company and its crazy history and the man himself? Do I talk about the activism and the Fair Trade standards and the salary caps?

But no! You have to start with the basics.  The soap. The excellent, versatile, simple, beautiful soap.  And how exactly do you describe that?  Let me get you started with some of the best descriptions I’ve heard:

“Washing with the peppermint soap is like getting hugged by a snowman.”

“It is like a magician and pharmacist gave birth, and this hydrating soap was the baby.”

“It’s like putting a York Peppermint Patty in your underwear.”

Thank you, Uncle Ralph.

Better yet, hang a card from the bottle and let it do all the talking.  You’ll have them hooked. Your gift will be the talk of the day.  I promise.IMG_9627

6 thoughts on “Gift Idea #1: For the Dr. Bronner Newbie

  1. Great idea – but this year I chose to give Dr Bronner’s Naked Lip Balms to the members of my family. I use the lemon-lime myself but felt the unscented, unflavored “Naked” balm would be best for first-timers. Next year I’m going to buy small plastic jars and dole out Sal Suds for stocking stuffers, even though I hope I’ll be able to talk my family into trying it far earlier than Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

  2. What a neat, cute idea. I LOVE all Dr. Bronner soaps that I have purchased but don’t think I have tried the peppermint. Will have to give it a try. I bathe with the lavender, fill my handwash dispensers with tea tree, have mixed your bathroom spray with Sals Suds and also use it for the laundry. Don’t want to be without it!

  3. Thank you for the wonderful idea. I will be exchanging gifts through a Secret Santa exchange and I never know what to give. I really love the tag idea.

  4. Peppermint is the first bottle I ever purchased and I love it. I use it for everything. Perfect scent for the holidays.

  5. Hi! I just received my first order of Dr. Bronner’s Castille liquid soap. I’m trying to go green. I haven’t used it yet for household cleaning, but I can’t imagine that being an issue. I did try it this morning as shampoo. I also used the orange cream rinse. My hair feels dirty. It looks stiff and frizzy like there is a bunch of product in it (I hate using products; root lift, mousse, gel, etc.) I really don’t like it. It feels and looks like it did when I tried a honey shampoo. Am I doing something wrong? I put about a 1/2 tsp in my wet hands and made a lather and shampood as normal. I diluted the crm rinse – 2 capfulls in 1 cup of water per instructions. worked it in, rinsed it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated, but I can’t hang with this hair. I may need to stick with store bought. 🙁
    Thank you for listening (reading). I hope to hear from you soon.

  6. While I personally love the peppermint for bathing, my little kids (9 & 4.5) call it the “spicy” soap and don’t like it! My youngest says it makes her cold. So, just a word of caution, that it might be a bit too tingly for the little ones. 🙂

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