Dr. Bronner's peppermint Castile soap.

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  1. papa32203

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    Speak for yourself....
     
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    Somewhere, I have a photo of me standing in front of a pub in London called "The Bunghole"....

    Edit: Might have been a wine merchant
     
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    This thread is cracking me up. But in all seriousness, the best all purpose/glass/kitchen/water bottle cleaner and stain remover:

    In a regular size cleaning bottle:
    -About 2" of hydrogen peroxide
    -About 1" of rubbing alcohol
    -About 20 drops of peppermint essential oil
    -fill with water then add a good squirt of Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap and give it a shake.

    Get the alcohol to soap ratio right and you'll get the perfect amount of suds, as in not too foamy. Which is why it's awesome for water bottles. And peppermint is a neutral non soapy scent, so it doesn't mess up the taste or smell of the bottle.

    I promise you'll never go back. Enjoy the peroxide foaming up as it kills germs around the sink, get that tumeric stain off you counter, coffee, cranberry... works on pretty much any organic stain. Sanitize that cutting board. Hasn't bleached any fabric yet... worked on the couch, the Persian rug... I used to spray down my kids clothes with it after dinner when they were toddlers and disasters at the table. Added some dish soap if the clothes were real bad, threw the clothes in the hamper and they always came out of the wash with no stains. And it makes your house smell amazing. I also keep a bottle in the shop. Yeah I'm pretty passionate about it. And if you get a big bottle of the peppermint essential oil, it lasts a while and the cleaner costs next to nothing. If you're short on cash, lemon essential oil usually cost a good bit less, but the peppermint is the way to go.
     
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    I drink a gallon a week, it keeps my insides blown clear, and leaves my ****, and my breath minty fresh.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I got the bunghole part, just didn't get the Newport reference. Now it's even funnier.

    There is/was a pub called Bunghole Cellars in Holborn, central London.
    IIRC they served beer called Davy's Old Wallop.
     
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    Back in another world, decades ago, Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap was introduced to me in a special way, by a beautiful woman.

    She is gone now, but I still use the soap. It brings back fond memories.
     
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    Sweet Jesus no.

    I read this on the internet back when I had dreads. So I tried it. That soap is nearly impossible to rinse out of dreadlocks, and I was still wringing some out years later.

    Just use apple cider vinegar (white wine vinegar probably also works). It’ll cut the oil and rinse right out. Ocean water is also great for dreads.

    Like seriously when I cut my hair short years later I could see Dr. Bronner’s in the cross section where I had made the cuts.
     
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    Did it burn? Getting that soap on a mucous membrane burns.
     
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    maybe it was the inspiration for Steely Dan's 'Peg'?
     
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    No pain, only enjoyable before-and-after cleaning processes with a lot of water, in an old clawfoot bathtub.
     
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    So it’s a companion piece to “relax” by Frankie goes to Hollywood?
     
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    I've been using Dr. Bronner's liquid soap for nearly 50 years. I've used every variety, but like peppermint the least. It works for nearly anything that's cleaned, brushed, or scrubbed. The only thing I really can't use it for is shampooing, as too much of the emulsified vegetable oil remains on my hair.

    About 13-14 years ago, the Bronner son owned the biz and did a nationwide tour of stores and distributors that did a lot of business with Bronner. He did a meet and greet, explained the business and products, answered questions, and, occasionaly, played his acoustic guitar and sang. A health food store owner I knew said the guy was quite a character and very knowledgable.
     
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    Dude, I literally laughed out loud.
    Thank you.
     
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    https://bungholeliquors.com/about-us/
     
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    That might have been it- it was in central London somewhere- a long time ago!
     
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