Keeping What’s Sacred, Sacred Through Unity

Keeping What’s Sacred, Sacred Through Unity

This conservation initiative is an intergenerational bridge. The wise ones are getting old and they still know about nature and stories and the natural ways and songs. We need to be the bridge for sacred knowledge—it is of essence and we have a responsibility to be this bridge and pass things on for a brighter tomorrow for our children and grandchildren. Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Donates to Environmental Organizations of Your Choice

Dr. Bronner’s Donates to Environmental Organizations of Your Choice

From now until December 31, 2021, Dr. Bronner’s will donate 10% of your purchase to the environmental organization of your choice when you shop on drbronner.com. We’ve selected four nonprofits working to advance regenerative organic agriculture, each with a unique approach benefiting the livelihood of our farmers, animals, and Spaceship Earth! Why is Dr. Bronner’s so passionate about regenerative organic agriculture and how it can benefit the environment? We know this type of farming sequesters atmospheric carbon, helping to mitigate... Continue Reading

Bar Soap Dilutions Cheat Sheet

Bar Soap Dilutions Cheat Sheet

This post originally appeared on Going Green with Lisa Bronner. Like the forgotten middle child, the Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Bar Soap has languished without a usage cheat sheet for years while the Pure-Castile Liquid Soap and Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner hoarded the attention. No more. Bar soap afficionados, this one’s for you! Whether you champion the bar soap because of cost, packaging, travel convenience or availability, this Bar Soap Cheat Sheet will help you use the bar soap for almost... Continue Reading

How We Make Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate

How We Make Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate

Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from? How Dr. Bronner’s yummy Magic All-One Chocolate is made? Rich, dark, wonderfully delicious chocolate, with its magical, mystical tastes and alchemical effects? Well, let me share a few chocolate making secrets with you… Food of the Gods The cocoa plant was given the scientific name Theobroma Cacao by Linnaeus—Theobroma means “food of the gods” in Greek, and Cacao derives from the Mayan and Nahuatl words for cocoa. Some research suggests that eating... Continue Reading

Let’s Strategically Raise the Minimum Wage for All Workers—with Paid Overtime for Farmworkers

Let’s Strategically Raise the Minimum Wage for All Workers—with Paid Overtime for Farmworkers

With the incredible success of the movement to raise the minimum wage in both blue and red states in recent years, the national movement has called for raising the federal minimum wage to $15. I appreciate going for as high as we can get; but I’m concerned by the fact that the only states where we have been able to raise to this level have relatively high costs of living.Continue Reading

Genetic Engineering of Major Crops: the Most Recent Depressing Episode

Genetic Engineering of Major Crops: the Most Recent Depressing Episode

In May this year, a Research Entomologist with the USDA contacted me and shared this message: I remember your full-page ad in the New Yorker several years ago when you predicted the disaster with dicamba-resistant transgenic soybeans. And guess what, it came true. Continue Reading

Our Journey to Dynamic Agroforestry—A Concept with a Future

Our Journey to Dynamic Agroforestry—A Concept with a Future

The concept of mixed agroforestry is catching on, promoted by practitioners and scientists and driven by several urgent needs worldwide: to help small farmers make their farms more productive, resilient, and profitable, and to sequester plenty of carbon while feeding a large part of the world’s population.Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Joins Local Agencies in Providing Aid to Migrant Children

Dr. Bronner’s Joins Local Agencies in Providing Aid to Migrant Children

Crisis sometimes has a way of galvanizing communities, and in Spring, 2021, social services agencies in San Diego came together to successfully address a big challenge that had appeared—seemingly overnight.  In the early part of 2021, the U.S. saw a steep increase in the number of unaccompanied minor children migrating across the U.S. southern border. Facing ongoing and escalating gang violence and drug trafficking in their home countries, coupled with devastating hurricanes wiping out food sources and shelter, Central American... Continue Reading

Why is Dr. Bronner’s Making Chocolate?

Why is Dr. Bronner’s Making Chocolate?

Yes—Dr. Bronner’s is making chocolate! I can guess what some of you are thinking. “I’m all for it. But why?!” The short version: Our mission, first and foremost, is to use our company as a vehicle for social good—and creating a line of organic, fair trade and vegan Magic All-One Chocolate presented an opportunity to invest even more resources into transparent, ethical supply chains, and regenerative organic farming practices that help mitigate climate change. The long version: Back in 2009,... Continue Reading

How to Taste Chocolate Like a Connoisseur

How to Taste Chocolate Like a Connoisseur

Can I be a connoisseur? Why should I be? Your first question might be: can I become a chocolate connoisseur? The answer is definitely yes—everyone can be a connoisseur! Everyone has a palate and their own taste preferences. Tasting like a connoisseur is simply about developing a vocabulary to describe the flavors that you taste and the aromas that you smell. It is definitely not about learning to like things just because the “experts” seem to prefer them. You might... Continue Reading