- Dr. Woods
- Pure Almond
- Size: 32 FZ / Selling Unit: Each / Pack: 1
- All Natural and Eco-friendly
FRAUD AND RIPOFF!!!
RIPOFF!!! NOT CASTILE SOAP. CASTILE SOAP WAS INVENTED IN MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES AND IS VEGETABLE OIL BASED.[…][…]This stuff is watery URINE.
Has a toxin in it — bitter almond oil
I am only giving this one star because one of the ingredients is bitter almond oil, which is different from sweet almond oil and is used primarily for scent (only sweet almond oil is used for hydration). But bitter almond oil is a toxin and is almost purely composed of benzaldehyde, which has been classified as a hazardous substance by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Bitter almond oil also often contains cyanide(!). So it appears that the bitter almond oil is what gives this soap its very strong almond scent (as that is what it’s primarily used for). But I suggest ordering one of the other castile soaps instead — one that doesn’t contain a toxin.
I never let myself be without this. It is gentle, effective and the Almond has a great smell. I prefer it over other brands.
Economical and effective
I’ve been experimenting with various homemade cleaning product recipes and liquid castile soap seems to be a staple. I like the famous Dr. Bronner’s stuff, but wasn’t feeling up to paying for it. Dr. Woods, however, seems to provide as respectable a soap as one could ask for. While any real faults in any of my experiments are probably due to the recipe itself, this ingredient has reacted as expected and I got to say I’ve had some great results. When using this soap on its own, I’ve been impressed as well. The almond aroma is not overwhelming, but clean and natural. I’ve seen some reviews complaining this doesn’t sud well, but I have no complaints there. It rinses completely as well with no surface residue. What causes me to most to recommend this soap is the price. I find this a great buy.
I don’t think I will ever go back to using regular store bought shampoo. This is wonderful! My hair feels so different now that I am not washing out all the natural oil. A great scent too! I even use it on my puppy and he loves it. It doesn’t dry him out. Will buy more…
As a body soap, it’s great…
I bought this hoping to replace ALL of my cleansers (body wash, face wash, etc) and go more green. As a body wash, this is great– and lately I’ve been combining it with honey and other castile soaps and oils to make a better body wash. However, it RUINED my face. I had some kind of allergic reaction or just extreme irritation– my face has never looked worse. So as a body wash, YES YES use this! It’s best if combined with an oil to prevent potential dryness. As a face wash, though, I would NOT advise for sensitive skin AT ALL.