“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

Tips for Eczema and Sensitive Skin

Tips for Eczema and Sensitive Skin

Note: this post focuses on atopic dermatitis, a common form of eczema. However, if like many people right now you are washing your hands a lot more frequently than usual, then you may be experiencing very dry skin and developing eczema-like symptoms such as cracked and blistered skin. Many of the tips covered in this post may help with those symptoms as well. Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide information about how to use Dr. Bronner’s products, but is not  medical... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Supports the Green New Deal

Dr. Bronner’s Supports the Green New Deal

The United Nations 2019 Climate Gap Emissions Report laid bare the stark reality of the climate crisis. 27 years after the Kyoto Protocol that committed nations to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, GHG emissions have actually increased. 2019 represented a critical milestone in the global climate crisis—it marked the hottest year on record in the northern hemisphere. There were numerous reports of climate refugees escaping from drought and floods, along with unprecedented fires in the Amazon, Congo, California and Australia.... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Update on Covid-19

Dr. Bronner’s Update on Covid-19

To our customers and community, Like many businesses in this time, we are doing our best to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees and community. For Dr. Bronner’s this goes hand in hand with meeting the needs of our customers. Soap and hand sanitizer are essential tools to help keep Covid-19 from spreading and help maintain public health, and for this reason and others, we believe it is important to continue manufacturing our products for as long as... Continue Reading

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