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I tried the €10 health store soap that Meghan Markle claims is her favourite body product

If it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for you.

 AH, MEGHAN MARKLE. 

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How does she look so glowy, dewy, fragrant, and lovely all the time? Probably through a lot of time, effort, and money, you might say? 

Turns out, it’s budget body washes. At least, partially. 

Beauty Banter interviewed Meghan back when she was a regular ol’ actor on Suits. 

She gave a few examples of things she uses like Chanel eyeliner and Laura Mercier Illuminating Primer, but one particular item she used on a regular basis stuck out to me. 

Dr Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap in Lavendar 

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This is a body wash that I regularly use and it is GORGEOUS. I’ve never tried the lavender, however. Before I go on too much into it, you can also be assured it’s not going to murder your pay day. 

The wash costs around €10 and can be bought from Nourish shops, or online.  

Besides being biodegradable, it’s made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients, and is packed in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle. It’s castile soap, so made from vegetable oil instead of animal fat or synthetic detergents.

Alright, hippy, but will it make me gorge? 

Maybe not, I dunno what we’re dealing with on your side here. But it’ll at least make you smell nice and enjoy your shower time a lot more. 

Meghan is a fan of the aroma, telling Beauty Banter that you’ll be sniffing it all day.

I love the smell and it lasts for such a long time. The almond scent is quite nice too if you prefer something warm and sweet. I alternate between the two. 

It’s concentrate, so can be used for a variety of purposes, but the most obvious one is to add it to baths or use it as a body wash. 

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Dr Bronner’s advertises 18 uses in the one bottle, listing face, body, hair, teeth, dishes, laundry, mopping, to washing your pets. 

Bargain.

I picked up a small bottle for €9.60 in Nourish on Wicklow Street to see if it was worth losing my shit over. 

The soap is extremely concentrated, which makes the bottle extremely slippy when a bit spills. It foams also really well, which is often a concern on natural products. I used a tiny bit on my loofah and it went a long way, I don’t have to mention that the smell is unreal. It’s probably more of a bedtime soap than a morning one, as I wanted to go to bed straight after it. 

All in all, it’s a luxurious soap for a cheap price. I could still smell it on my skin all through the day. I mean, I don’t look like Meghan Markle yet but I’ll give it a few weeks. 

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