Coconut Oil for Hair Care

Coconut Oil for Hair Care

Why is Coconut Oil Good for Hair? To know why coconut oil is beneficial for hair, it’s helpful to understand how individual hair shafts are structured anatomically. Each hair shaft is made up of a central cortex, composed of a matrix of proteins (mostly keratin), that forms the main bulk and pigment of your hair. This cortex is surrounded by the cuticle, a protective layer made up of overlapping cells that lay flat over one another like roof shingles. The... Continue Reading

Latino Outdoors Celebrates Inclusivity, Nature & Culture

Latino Outdoors Celebrates Inclusivity, Nature & Culture

Latino Outdoors was nominated last year to be a part of Dr. Bronner’s Employee Contribution Program, which allows Dr. Bronner’s employees to nominate organizations that they think deserve more attention. Every one of Dr. Bronner’s 200+ employees decides which organization they want to direct funds to, and the company donates $100 on each employee’s behalf to the organization of their choice. Latino Outdoors was nominated by our Senior Logistics Manager Benny Andrade in 2019. Luis Villa, Executive Director of Latino Outdoors,... Continue Reading

Vegan Apple Cake with Magic Caramel Sauce

Vegan Apple Cake with Magic Caramel Sauce

Coconut Oil: The Key to Vegan Baking Baking is so connected in many people’s minds with eggs and butter, that it’s hard to imagine how a delicious, moist cake can be made without. I’m here to tell you it can be done! I’ve made both vegan and non-vegan versions of this cake, and everybody agrees—they are both delicious. What’s my secret to vegan baking? The first one is coconut oil. Coconut oil is prized by vegan bakers, and for good... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Support of Psychedelic Therapy & Drug Policy Reform

Dr. Bronner’s Support of Psychedelic Therapy & Drug Policy Reform

Dr. Bronner’s $1 Million Pledge and Unity Support of the Psilocybin Therapy and Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery Acts in Oregon; and Decriminalize Nature Campaigns Around the Country. This letter is to state our public endorsement of Oregon’s statewide Psilocybin Therapy Service Initiative of 2020 (PSI 2020), Oregon’s statewide Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery Act of 2020 (DATRA), as well as Decriminalize Nature’s efforts to decriminalize natural psychedelic plant medicines in cities around the country including in Oregon. My family... Continue Reading

All-One Activist: Joean Villarin of Streetwork Project

All-One Activist: Joean Villarin of Streetwork Project

Dr. Bronner’s “All-One Activist” series profiles influential activists who are advancing the core causes that Dr. Bronner’s supports through its philanthropy and advocacy work including animal advocacy, regenerative agriculture, drug policy reform, and community betterment. Streetwork Project has been supporting homeless and street-involved youth in the boroughs of New York City since the early 1980s, and Dr. Bronner’s is incredibly proud to have been supporting their essential work since 2015. In addition to operating drop-in centers and an overnight shelter in a... Continue Reading

Our Journey to 100% Renewable Power

Our Journey to 100% Renewable Power

A Story of Soap, Bees, Teachers, Farmers and Community “There is an urgent need to stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.” – Bill McKibben, Environmentalist “I’m convinced that if every home had solar panels on the roof, we could create all the energy we need without exploiting the surface of the Earth.” – Dr. Bronner,... Continue Reading

All-One Activist: pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary

All-One Activist: pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary

Dr. Bronner’s “All-One Activist” series profiles influential activists who are advancing the core causes that Dr. Bronner’s supports through its philanthropy and advocacy work, including: animal advocacy, regenerative organic agriculture, drug policy reform, and community work. Dr. Bronner’s has been supporting VINE Sanctuary for more than five years by providing resources to increase wages for sanctuary employees, and supporting their education and advocacy programs. The goal is to undermine the social and structural causes of animal exploitation, and promote a plant-based... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Stands Up for Animals

Dr. Bronner’s Stands Up for Animals

Over $2.5 Million donated to the animal rights movement since 2013 With World Vegan Day approaching on November 1st, we’re marking the sixth year of our dedicated philanthropy program to support animal advocacy. Dr. Bronner’s makes this commitment alongside other core causes, outlined in our six cosmic principles, under “fund & fight for what’s right.” Other issues include: regenerative organic agriculture, drug policy reform, fair pay & fair trade, and community & youth programs. By the end of this year,... Continue Reading

Ayurvedic Uses for Coconut Oil

Ayurvedic Uses for Coconut Oil

Ayur-what-ic? Before we dive in… let’s play a word association game! Please read the words below and notice what images first come to mind: Science. Illness. Treatment. If you were born after the 18th century Industrial Revolution (which, let’s face it… you were), then you probably saw white lab coats, test tubes, needles, prescription drugs and fluorescent lit hospital hallways when you read the words above. But what if there were different associations with illness and treatment? What if instead of... Continue Reading

Fair Trade Supports Climate Solutions

Fair Trade Supports Climate Solutions

In 2014, the U.N. reported that at current erosion rates, less than 60 years of farmable soil remains on our planet before we lose this precious living membrane to wind and water erosion. Meanwhile, increasing temperatures are causing more frequent and severe climate catastrophes. No one is immune to the global climate crisis, but those least responsible for human-caused climate change are often the most severely impacted. In Central America, for example, a 5-year drought has caused catastrophic crop failures.... Continue Reading