Why We Support the 2020 Ballot Measure that Would Legalize & Regulate Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

Why We Support the 2020 Ballot Measure that Would Legalize & Regulate Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

Dr. Bronner’s Donates $150,000 in Matching Funds to Support Signature Drive Last night it was my honor to join Tom and Sheri Eckert, experienced Portland-based therapists who are the chief petitioners for Oregon’s statewide ballot initiative to legalize psilocybin-assisted therapy, as they welcomed famed mycologist Paul Stamets and special guests for an event at the Newmark Theatre in Portland. At the event, they announced the launch of a signature drive for the Oregon Psilocybin Service Initiative (PSI 2020), and I... Continue Reading

Industrial Agriculture is Fueling the Crisis in the Amazon

Industrial Agriculture is Fueling the Crisis in the Amazon

Dr. Bronner’s is Matching Donations to Amazon Watch this Month For the last couple of weeks, the news has been full of stories about fires in the Amazon rainforest. Record numbers of fires have been lit this year, numbering over 70,000—an 84% increase over last year. Industrial agriculture in the Amazon, which includes cattle ranching along with vast monoculture soy and palm plantations, has been driving new deforestation in the region. Similarly, mining and logging activities contribute to the destruction... Continue Reading

Vertile Foundation: Giving Hope to Haitian Children

Vertile Foundation: Giving Hope to Haitian Children

I nominated Vertile Foundation this year to be a part of Dr. Bronner’s Employee Contribution Program, which allows us to nominate organizations that we think deserve more attention. Once five organizations have been selected, they are presented by each of the five employees who nominated those organizations at our quarterly staff meeting. 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... Continue Reading

How to Clean a Yoga Mat with Dr. Bronner’s

How to Clean a Yoga Mat with Dr. Bronner’s

It’s a moment every yogi can relate to… There you are—45 minutes into your favorite class. Your teacher’s new sequence feels like it was designed specifically for you as the playlist moves you gracefully into deeper states of consciousness. Breath by breath, you ride the waves of each inhale and exhale like some kind of mystical yoga dolphin. “I… am the dolphin,” you think to yourself, “yes, I am the dolphin.” This is that yoga bliss you’ve heard about. You... Continue Reading

Coconut Mango Ceviche (Vegan)

Coconut Mango Ceviche (Vegan)

This Coconut Mango Ceviche is a staff favorite—summer is in full swing, so it seems fitting to share this beloved recipe! At the heart of this dish is a special alchemy that happens when you marinate young coconut meat with kombu overnight. Unfamiliar with these ingredients? No worries, we’ll explain everything step by step so you can master the techniques. Using Kombu Magic Kombu is the lowkey foundation for much of Japanese cuisine. A kind of large seaweed, dried kombu is... Continue Reading

Personal Hygiene on the Trail—Backpacking with Dr. Bronner’s

Personal Hygiene on the Trail—Backpacking with Dr. Bronner’s

I have always worked hard to maintain my reputation as a ‘dirtbagger’—a term used reverentially in the climbing community to describe someone who rejects societal norms for shelter and cleanliness, someone who scrounges for scraps and sleeps in the dirt—all so they can climb as much as possible. Truth is, I’ve never been willing to completely sacrifice personal hygiene while climbing or backpacking. Maybe it’s because I’m afraid of what would happen if I went full animal—would I suddenly become... Continue Reading

Return of The Plant: The Promise of Hemp

Return of The Plant: The Promise of Hemp

Hemp History Week is celebrating 10 years as the U.S.’s largest educational campaign about hemp, supported by grassroots organizers, leaders from the industry, farmers and hemp advocates. Hemp History Week was started by the Hemp Industries Association and pioneering hemp businesses like Dr. Bronner’s, Nutiva and Manitoba Harvest as a way of raising awareness around hemp and fighting for regulation that would allow for its farming and production. There is much to celebrate: this past January, the Farm Bill that... Continue Reading

All-One Nutty Trail Mix

All-One Nutty Trail Mix

Finding the Balance If you’re a hiker or camper, then you likely already have a love affair with trail mix. It’s easy to carry and it provides both fast-acting and long-lasting energy right when you need it. If you’re like us, you’re as likely to consume handfuls of the stuff in the course of a regular workday as you are out on the trail. A store-bought mix can be expensive and over-salted, preserved with ingredients you would rather avoid. Making... Continue Reading

Sun+Earth Certified: For the Land, For the People

Sun+Earth Certified: For the Land, For the People

The Righteous Way to Grow Cannabis Most everything we consume, including all our food, clothes and plant medicines like cannabis, are agricultural products. How we farm and produce these products determines what one-third of the earth’s surface and much of its population looks like. Pesticide- and herbicide-dependent chemical-industrial agriculture has created massive plantations and growing operations that destroy topsoil, pollute our water sources, displace rural communities, and destroy the livelihoods of small family farmers. Industrial ag has been a social... Continue Reading

Journey to Pavitramenthe

Journey to Pavitramenthe

“Journey to Pavitramenthe highlights that Dr. Bronner’s is not just a brand name, it is a healing company. It not only walks its talk, it dances it, combining the highest regenerative agricultural practices with the fairest, kindest, social practices. I do not know of a company that does more per dollar for the earth and its people than Dr. Bronner’s,” – Paul Hawken, founder of Project Drawdown. We can stop being part of the problem, we can be part of the... Continue Reading