I really, really love Dr. Bronners brand. And its been awhile since I've used something that's not straight up oil to moisturize my skin. Love my oils, but sometimes it's good to switch it up. So since Dr. Bronners is a brand I really want to try more of I decided to pick it up. I sampled a tester for the peppermint one and that one was great. It was super refreshing, kinda thick, and very hydrating. For some reason though, I decided to go with the untested Patchouli Lime though.
Dr. Bronner's claims:
Nourish and hydrate skin with good ingredients: organic jojoba oil to heal and soothe, organic coconut oil to moisturize, organic hemp and avocado oils to keep skin smooth and supple. Good for most skin types, sensitive-dry-rough-or combination. We use only organic essential oils for fragrance-breathe deeply!
Gentle enough to be used anywhere — hands, face or body. Our lotions are highly emollient, so start with a small amount. Keep a bottle by your sink and apply a pea-sized amount after hand-washing. Put it on right out of the shower, before skin dries. Just a few squirts will cover the whole body and absorb quickly into skin. Nourishes and moisturizes organically. Massage slowly into skin for deep relaxation, always towards the heart. Breathe deeply! Health is Wealth!
I'll start off with scent. I mainly bought this because I was thinking back to Lush Karma soap and how its the most amazing combination of Patchouli and Orange. And so I was thinking this lotion is patchouli and lime. Maybe it will be similar. A citrus is a citrus right? No! The patchouli completely over powers the lime and so this should just be called straight up Patchouli.Because I don't get lime at all. And I like Patchouli, but I just wasn't expecting to be overwhelmingly patchouli. Some days I really like it, and other days I feel it's too much. It's a very unisex scent hough and it wouldn't clash with a lot of patchouli based perfume, if that's what you wear. The scent very lightly lingers on my skin. So even hours lately if I really sniff-it's there.
It's not a thick lotion. In fact it's quite light and absorbs really quickly. And it's been hydrating enough for me. But then again it is summer. I'm not sure this would be up to the task of hydrating drier, winter skin. And I found while it's enough on the humid east coast- it did not work at all for me in the dry heat of the desert in Vegas. But that could be because my skin was just flipping out and probably needed some time to adjust. .
The packaging is nice. I love the lime Green bottle. And if you like to read, it does have quite a bit of writing on it.
Dr. Bronner's is a great brand. Everything is responsibly sourced and fair trade, the ingredients are natural, this product is organic, it's made in the USA, and cruelty-free.
It has a 24 month shelf life after opening. You get 8 ounces. And th
Aqua, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Organic Ethyl Alcohol*, Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Organic Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Organic Quillaja Saponaria Extract, Organic Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Organic Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol
It's priced at around ten dollars. Which I think is very reasonable for what you are getting. And I do really like it. It's like a patchouli aromatherapy session. I would recommend it to patchouli lovers, but if you don't like patchouli I would advise avoiding or just purchasing in a different scent.