Green Product review time again. And again, I’m not getting paid. Just to clarify. They don’t know me. And they don’t care about me. Thankfully the Man cares about me. Phew.

Moving on.

Oh. My. Dear.

I can’t tell you how excited this product makes me.

So excited.

Why you ask? Well. Well. Well. Let me tell you.

Because I already love castile soap. You may remember me yammering on about Dr. Bronner’s which is coincidentally also a castile soap. I have been using this for just about any and everything for a long time (and this is what I mean by everything: I wash the baby, myself, my face, the floor, my windows, the shower. Get what I’m saying?). What is castile soap you ask? Allow me to direct you to this fine wiki article. That will tell you all you ever didn’t need to know about castille. Fascinating.

So I was shopping the natural cosmetic section at Target and I stumbled upon this item:


Kiss my Face castile soap. They call it Peace Soap. I don’t know why. Probably because castile soap was associated with hippies. For more on this read here. This has little to do with castile and more to do with how to be a hippie (I like #4, but #8 explains why you should use castile). I think they are trying to appeal the the trendy hippie crowd. Whatever, I don’t judge a company for tryin. If it’ll get people to care then go for it. Castile is good. It’s good you and for the environment. Win. Win.

Impressions: It’s not any *different* than Dr. Bronner’s really. It’s still castile. It still cleans everything imaginable. It’s about $10 for a 17 ounce bottle. This may seem like a lot but this lasts for a LONG time. Like a long long time. Also 10% of proceed go to Seeds of Hope (oh it just occurred to me, maybe THIS is why they call it peace soap. Hm. Whatever. As you were.). In any case, you can’t hate that.

But there is one little difference… if heaven exists, it smells JUST LIKE THIS SOAP. It comes in like 4 different scents but I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if I ever buy another one. This one is minty and grassy and just, well, lovely. And all I’ll ever need. Like the Man. Only he doesn’t smell grassy. Or minty. Mostly garlic-y and like coffee. Sniff. Yum. Ahhhh.

Ahem. Anyway.

I mix this like so (in a spray bottle):

2 cups of water
1 tsp of delicious soap (don’t eat it)
2 tsp of vinegar

And I spray everything I can think of to spray with it. Counter. Stove. Microwave. Table. Bathrooms. I clean stuff that isn’t even dirty.

Don’t come over I might spray you with it.

I’m not even kidding.

Buy this now. I mean you don’t HAVE to buy it *now* but I’m just sayin, you won’t be sorry. Take my word for it. I wouldn’t lie to you.

peace(soap) out,

j

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This may or may not be interesting to you. If it’s not, I apologize. Come back tomorrow. I promise to be more interesting then.
Anyway… I thought that I’d start a weekly product review of some of the things I use that are more “green” in nature.
Note: This is not sponsored content. Method does not know who I am nor do they know I am using or reviewing this product. I simply like this enough to tell you about it :). My blog isn’t wonderful enough for Method to even care. At all.
Moving on.
So what are we talking about?
Method dryer sheets.
Continue.
You may remember a couple of weeks ago when I mentioned that I liked the Charlie’s for laundry washing but that I missed the softness of fabric. Well I tried to get over it and, aside from hating the crunchy socks, I really did in fact, get over it. However, I was at Whole Foods last week and I was just walking around the store looking at all the wonder that is that place and I always like to check out the cleansers and whatnot and I saw these:
This package is very small (though the photo may not indicate). It is about the size of say a small box of tea bags. And I was intrigued. They had a few ‘flavors’, which you can see here. I picked the “baby” version which is rice milk and mallow. Just so you’re aware, mallow is a plant. They also have unscented but I found this scent to be very light and pleasant. A little like sweet milk.
Impressions:
1. They are wet. Like a baby wipe. Only slimy They are actually even the size of a baby wipe. (I don’t use baby wipes.) This I find strange but ok.
2. They are good for two uses. Wow. Ok . That’s awesome. And they really are.
3. Five-ish bucks for essentially 80 loads. Not too shabby. As long as your kids don’t switch the laundry and lose it (I’m not naming names but it was my middle son). Also I bought them at While Foods but Target sells them and frankly it’s probably generally cheaper to buy there but they were on sale at WF’s so nothing lost.
4. The clothes are not static-y.
5. Also they smell good. Like really good. But not perfume-y or overbearing. Nice.
6. No animal testing (a must, but worth mentioning). Necessary.
7. The ingredients are natural:
See:
All in all I feel pretty good about using the product as far as it’s environmental impact is concerned (except what do I do with the wipe-y thing when I’m done. I mean I’m not even using paper towels.) Also I feel fine putting this on my peeps skin because it’s not chemical-y.
And my socks aren’t crunchy anymore.
Amen.
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