Working for Our Right to Know the Truth

It’s not an appetizing idea—the fact that the food we eat and feed our children could be regularly laced with an array of insecticides, herbicides and other pesticides. But the sad and sometimes scary truth is that conventional agricultural practices leave traces of pesticides in many popular foods. Making matters more worrisome is the growing body of scientific research linking pesticide residues in food and water to human health problems. For decades, regulators have asserted that pesticides in food are... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s for Acne-Prone Skin

Will Dr. Bronner’s help clear my skin? For anyone who suffers from acne a common question is: will this product or skincare regimen help me? I wish I could say with certainty that Dr. Bronner’s will help you—and although we have seen and received literally hundreds of testimonials from people saying that Dr. Bronner’s has helped them with their acne, we are also aware that it doesn’t work for everyone. If you’re reading this article then you probably know that... Continue Reading

Hemp Agriculture Now Legal in United States!

After nearly two decades of our company’s advocacy and leadership in this fight, I am proud to say that it is finally legal for farmers in the U.S. to grow hemp! The 2018 Farm Bill, passed by Congress earlier this month, and signed into law by the President today, December 20th, 2018, includes provisions which remove hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, place full regulatory authority of hemp with the USDA, and allow State departments of agriculture to regulate hemp... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Celebrates 70 Years on Spaceship Earth!

This year marks the 70th anniversary for Dr. Bronner’s, and 160 years of soapmaking for the Bronner family. The milestone brought up a host of questions for us. How could we encapsulate the long, strange story of our company into something digestible? How could we show that Dr. Bronner’s matured alongside the customers and retailers who were championing our products? Was there some way to show how our company was shaped by, and drew inspiration from, the environmental, peace and... Continue Reading

The Fight for a Fair Minimum Wage, and How You Can Help

Building Momentum with Big Wins in 2018 On Election Day, voters in Missouri and Arkansas passed ballot initiatives to increase their state minimum wages—giving raises to about a million workers and boosting their economies from the bottom up. Business owners in these two states came out strongly in support of raising the minimum wage. In Missouri, more than 700 business leaders in our Missouri Business for a Fair Minimum Wage coalition made the case for raising the minimum wage—from endorsing our... Continue Reading

All-One Activist: Aryenish Birdie of Encompass

Bringing Racial Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity to the Animal Advocacy Movement 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. Dr. Bronner’s is a philanthropic supporter of Encompass, an organization founded in 2017 that works to improve racial diversity, equity, and inclusion in the animal advocacy movement. Last month, the founder of Encompass, Aryenish... Continue Reading

Resilience and Regeneration in Sri Lanka’s Serendipol

Beyond Organic, Beyond Fair Trade Dr. Bronner’s helped set up its sister company Serendipol in Sri Lanka in 2007—and it has since become the world’s foremost supplier of fair trade and organic coconut oil. Serendipol works with more than 1,200 farmers farming 21,000 acres, employs over 250 workers and professional staff at its factory in Kuliyapitiya, and processes up to 30 million coconuts a year. But these numbers don’t tell the whole story. From the project’s inception, Serendipol staff together with... Continue Reading

Pet Care with Dr. Bronner’s

Washing pets with Dr. Bronner’s (not just for dogs!) If you haven’t seen Lisa Bronner’s video on how to wash your dog with Dr. Bronner’s, then we recommend you watch that first. Dr. Bronner’s is excellent for cleaning dogs and absolutely safe! But can Dr. Bronner’s be used to clean other pets and animals? The short answer is a resounding yes! Read on for some important pointers. Treating Fleas First, a general word about treating fleas on any animal. Dr.... Continue Reading

Introducing All-One! Australia

Talking Brand Activism with our Australian Partners Dr. Bronner’s is now supporting organizations making a positive impact across Australia by making regular donations to the country’s progressive non-profits through All-One! Australia, a program of our local distributor, Lateral Food. In 2012, Tammy Seligmann joined Lateral Food, the company her parents founded, and is now General Manager. Andrea Cook has supported Dr. Bronner’s in Australia since she began working as Marketing Manager at Lateral Food in 2008. We asked them some... Continue Reading

Surfing with Dr. Bronner’s

“The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.” – Phil Edwards If you are a frequent or long-time surfer then you are all too familiar with the types of ailments that can plague surfers and make their lives miserable. Although maladies like swimmer’s ear, sprains or jellyfish stings cannot be helped by Dr. Bronner’s (as far as we know!), our products ARE very helpful for a few of the annoyances that surfers face. Washing Your Wetsuit... Continue Reading