7 Essential Hygiene Tips for Clean Camping

7 Essential Hygiene Tips for Clean Camping

Keeping clean and hygienic while camping is not so different from what you would do at home—but you have to keep Leave No Trace principles in mind and minimize what you pack. Leave No Trace principles are a simple set of guidelines that help conserve wildlife and preserve wilderness for others to enjoy. These principles, along with some simple hacks, can make your life easier and keep your campsite and body clean while you’re enjoying the outdoors. 1. Plan to Leave No... Continue Reading

Sourcing U.S.-Grown Hemp with Victory Hemp

Sourcing U.S.-Grown Hemp with Victory Hemp

Hemp is finally legal in the U.S. When the U.S. Department of Agriculture established federal hemp production regulations at the end of 2019—as required by the 2018 Farm Bill—it represented a major milestone in the long fight to bring hemp agriculture back to the U.S. For the first time in decades, farmers could legally grow hemp on U.S. soil. Once an abundant crop in states like Kentucky and North Carolina, hemp had largely disappeared from the U.S. farming landscape by... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Pledges $1 Million Over Ten Years to the Movement for Black Lives

Dr. Bronner’s Pledges $1 Million Over Ten Years to the Movement for Black Lives

At Dr. Bronner’s we know we need to do our part to dismantle white supremacy and end systemic racial injustice and anti-Black racism. To this end we will donate an additional $100,000 to the Movement for Black Lives this year and pledge to donate a total of $1 million over the next ten years. A week after demonstrations began to sweep across the U.S. demanding justice for the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the many other victims... Continue Reading

Addressing Systemic Racism in the U.S. and the Mass Incarceration of People of Color

Addressing Systemic Racism in the U.S. and the Mass Incarceration of People of Color

The brutal killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police has catalyzed a groundswell of action against racism and police brutality across the country. We stand in solidarity and believe it is our duty to demand and work for systemic change to end racial injustice and inequality. We must root out the deep unconscious racial bias and white supremacy that permeates our culture, and end police violence and all abuses of police power. To this end, we must support... Continue Reading

Donations for Racial Justice

Donations for Racial Justice

On Monday we issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter and the movement in support of justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the many lives lost to police violence. As an act of solidarity with protests happening around the U.S., we pledged to donate $25,000 to a variety of organizations, both in Minnesota and nationally, that are working to end anti-Black racism, police violence and abuse. To honor this commitment, we are donating to the following organizations:... Continue Reading

“All-One!” Also Means Black Lives Matter

“All-One!” Also Means Black Lives Matter

Dr. Bronner’s stands with Black Lives Matter in support of justice for George Floyd, who was killed by police last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A first step in overcoming systemic racism and injustice is to simply understand and admit that there is a problem. That’s why, even as a soap company, we feel the need to make this statement. In the U.S., Black people are three times more likely to be killed by police than white people, while being 1.3 times... Continue Reading

Grassroots Psychedelic Policy Reform: A Call to Unity

Grassroots Psychedelic Policy Reform: A Call to Unity

Unity is the great epiphany of the psychedelic experience, and it’s the ethos of a growing movement. For a first wave of psychedelic policy reformers, unity isn’t conformity, but rather a sense of respect and support for a diversity of projects and intentions. Unity, in this nascent space, comes in recognition of the extended vision, a whole that adds up to more than its parts. With varied interests, we—the reform movement—take our trajectories. But we ought not lose sight of a unifying... Continue Reading

Pavitramenthe Initiative Provides Relief for Local Villages

Pavitramenthe Initiative Provides Relief for Local Villages

Based in the Uttar Pradesh province of India, Pavitramenthe supplies us with Regenerative Organic Certified mint oil for our products. Recently, Rob Hardy, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Agricultural Development Manager, had a chance to speak with Nihal Singh, the Managing Director of Pavitramenthe, about how the coronavirus is affecting their community and the relief efforts they have ramped up to help those in need. How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting your community? The Indian government ordered a nationwide lockdown on March... Continue Reading

The Unified Field Theory of Psychedelic Integration and Portugal Style Decriminalization

The Unified Field Theory of Psychedelic Integration and Portugal Style Decriminalization

How non-profit psychedelic drug development harmonizes with efforts to decriminalize plant medicines and legalize psilocybin therapy for all; and how all support broad-based Portugal style decriminalization This article, recently published in the 2020 MAPS Spring Bulletin, discusses key strategies in motion to mainstream access to psychedelic medicine and therapy in the U.S.. To introduce the topic in the context of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the urgent climate change crisis we face, I want to share a quote... Continue Reading

Behind the Label: Heal Earth!

Behind the Label: Heal Earth!

Ever read the Dr. Bronner’s soap labels?   Our founder Emanuel Bronner was on a mission to “Unite the whole Human Race! For we’re All-One or None! … Exceptions eternally? Absolute None!” Emanuel’s parents were murdered in the holocaust, and with the rise of the nuclear war machine, Emanuel saw clearly that if we did not unite a global human race, we would all perish from these urgent existential threats. A third-generation soapmaker, Emanuel used his soap labels to help spread... Continue Reading