What is shaped like a wine bottle, fits perfectly in a wine bag, and brings joy to any occasion? A quart of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, of course! It is the perfect holiday, hospitality, or any time gift! Plus, here are some stellar gift tags to top it all off.
Castile Soap for everyone on your list
The Castile Soap makes a perfect gift for a variety of reasons. First, everyone needs soap so there’s no question of usefulness, and you’re not making a suggestion for improvement (always s a no-no in gift giving) since soap is for all. Second, with its super concentrated formula, the soap will last them a super long time. Third, with its simple organic ingredients and pure essential oils, you’ll be giving them only the best.
The hard part will be in selecting the ideal scent. You could go with the classic and original Peppermint. Dressed in its wintry blue, it is festive and fitting. Or you could go with my favorite, the Almond—warm and mellow and cozy. Just right for cold winter mornings. But maybe you’d like to bring them some sunshine, so opt for the Citrus or Lavender or Rose. Or would an outdoorsy scent be best—Eucalyptus or Tea Tree? Then there’s the simple and elegant Unscented for those who prefer no scent—or you could pair it with a few vials of essential oils for fun customization.
Gift tags for any Dr. Bronner’s products!
This is what I really wanted to tell you about here: these printable pdf gift tags. How can I be this excited about gift tags? But these aren’t just any gift tags. Each of these gift tags has a quote either from the inimitable Dr. Bronner’s label or from my one-of-a-kind Uncle Ralph Bronner.
Ralph was Dr. Bronner’s middle child—my dad Jim’s older brother. He was an inner-city middle school English teacher and folk guitarist who never met a stranger. And people never forgot their conversations with him.
One thing I’ve never forgotten are the ways he’d describe the Peppermint Castile Soap to people who hadn’t tried it. I decided to turn his phrases into gift tags so you can share his wit and wisdom with your friends. Be warned though, they might remember the gift tag more than the gift!
If you’re gifting the Peppermint Castile Soap, take your pick from these zingers:
- “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.”
Uncle Ralph, nobody said it quite like you.
But that’s not all! Check out my second set of gift tags for gifting other Dr. Bronner’s products. Maybe a set of Castile Bar Soaps, or a pair of the aptly named Organic Magic Balms, of which I use copious amounts.
This set of tags pulls from various statements my grandfather Dr. Emanuel Bronner included on his label of many words:
- “To keep my health! To do my work! To love, to live! To see to it I gain & grow & give & give.”
- “Breathe deeply! Health is wealth!”
- “Enjoy only 2 cosmetics, enough sleep & Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap!”
- “Cleansing body-mind-soul-spirit instantly uniting One! All-One!”
While these gift tags are in color, they also print beautifully on a black and white printer. Tie on with a bit of twine or raffia and your gift is certain to be a favorite.
One final suggestion: Usage Cheat Sheets
If you’re gifting certain Dr. B products to a newbie, perhaps they would appreciate a guide to explore their versatility. Print out one of these Usage Cheat Sheets to accompany the gift:
- Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Cheat Sheet
- Dr. Bronner’s Bar Castile Cheat Sheet
- Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner Cheat Sheet
- Virgin Coconut Oil Cheat Sheet
- Magic Balms Cheat Sheet
Gifts aside, I hope your gatherings and celebrations abound with love and connections that fill and restore your spirit.