Next up was the shampoo test. Again it didn't take more than a few drops to get a nice wash going. (I do have pretty short hair.) The citrus fragrance was pleasant, and though it took over the shower, it didn't seem to stick to my mane.
I also gave my face a quick scrub, thinking that if the soap was strong enough for my other parts that it might melt the skin off my cheeks. I didn't feel any immediate effects, so with that I rinsed off. After stepping out of the shower, I was happy to see my face still intact and not dried out.
Now it was time for something I had been putting off as long as possible. Dr. Bronner's claims you can also use this gunk as toothpaste, though I wasn't looking forward to it. But after a deep breath, I squeezed a few drops onto my brush and went for it.
How did it taste? Like soap. Citrus-flavored soap, but definitely soap. I spit it all out and decided to end my test there.
Dr. Bronner's also advises that this stuff can clean up household spills, scrub dishes, clean toilets and lubricate razors, but three uses are enough for me. Besides, you can get the 18-in-1 soap in an airplane-friendly two-ounce size. If you leave your shampoo, conditioner, face soap and body wash at home, you'll have plenty of room left over in your carry-on for a mini-tube of Crest.