Bearding Successfully with Dr. Bronner’s

Full disclosure: I didn’t write this post from personal experience. However, I’ve been married to a beard for most of the past 20 years. And I had input from several proud beardsmen. My thanks go out to Aaron, Marty, Benny, and Tyler. The Big Picture Personal care products that stay on the body for extended periods of time warrant extra scrutiny.  I’m talking things like moisturizers, deodorants, hair products – and facial hair products.  We keep these on all day... Continue Reading

Heal soil, heal planet!

This article appears in our 2018 All-One! Report, read the full report here. The most technically sophisticated form of agriculture, designed to solve our future food and climate challenges? Or the most ancient, wise, and timeless way of growing? Regenerative organic agriculture is both. At its heart is an idea—not an ideology or political belief, but a universal truth of the natural world: All things are connected. The seed, the plant, the soil, the animal on the land and the... Continue Reading

Lava Mae Offers Radical Hospitality—One Shower at a Time

This is a series dedicated to highlighting the remarkable work of Dr. Bronner’s philanthropic partners. Randy Campbell is hard to miss. He has a tall, gangly frame topped with thick red hair and an equally thick red beard. But it’s Randy’s warm, exuberant personality that makes him easy to spot. On a sunny day in late January, Randy, along with dozens of other fellow volunteers, worked to transform a typically sleepy street by the main San Francisco Public Library into... Continue Reading

Golden Goji Latte with Coconut Oil

This delicious elixir combines the health attributes of turmeric, prized for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, with the immune-boosting and blood sugar-leveling qualities of goji berries. Our Organic Coconut Oil provides healthy fats, while the almond milk is a perfect way to add creaminess while keeping the recipe fully plant-based. Calm and restore yourself with this warm and nutritious drink! Ingredients: Makes 2 cups / Serves 2 2 cups unsweetened almond milk ¼ cup dried goji berries ½ teaspoon ground... Continue Reading

Honoring the Work of Mike Stacy and Gero Leson

Dr. Bronner’s recognizes Gero Leson of Special Operations and Mike Stacy of Global Sales for their Roles in Growing the Brand We’re pleased to announce the promotion of two key staff members to Vice President positions, after over 10 years of service each to the company.  Gero Leson has been promoted from Director of Special Operations to Vice President. Mike Stacy has been promoted from Director of Global Sales to Vice President. “As recognition of their dedication and accomplishments, and to... Continue Reading

Split Pea and Kale Soup

If the deliciously comforting smell wafting from the bubbly cooking pot doesn’t already lure you, the hearty, homey taste of your finished dish absolutely will. Likely, you’re familiar with the joy of split pea soup, but the pleasure of this clean creation is something you don’t want to miss. Humble ingredients like onion, carrots, potato, peas, and water, combine with two powerhouses of flavor: rich coconut oil, which adds a depth to the vegetables, and yellow miso paste, which offers... Continue Reading

Indian Mint Farmers Advance Regenerative Organic Agriculture

Since 2005, Dr. Bronner’s has shifted supplies of the vast majority of its main raw materials—coconut, palm, olive, mint oils—to organic and fair trade sources. Now, we are supporting our partners in their move to regenerative organic agriculture. One example is Creation Biotech, our partners in Bareilly, India, some 170 miles east of Delhi. Creation Biotech supplies Dr. Bronner’s with organic and fair trade mint oil. The project now works with more than 1,200 farmers, on farms that average less... Continue Reading

The Gentle Barn: Opening Hearts to Rescued Farm Animals

Through Dr. Bronner’s support of The Gentle Barn my family and I had the pleasure of visiting there during their annual Thanksgiving Day vegan dinner, along with hundreds of others who attended the event. The Gentle Barn is located on a beautiful six-acre property in Santa Clarita, California—with wide open pastures for horses and cows and storybook-styled red and white barnyards for their smaller animals such as pigs, chickens and turkeys. The sanctuary, with panoramic views of mountains, has every... Continue Reading

Moving Towards Regenerative Organic Certification

What’s Next for Sustainable Agriculture? Beginning in 2003, Dr. Bronner’s committed to sourcing all major raw materials for its products from organic farms. It was apparent to the company’s leadership that industrial agriculture, with its unchecked use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, was doing great harm to our planet: from nitrogen and phosphorus-fueled dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico that are the result of fertilizer runoff, to colony collapse disorder in bees that is the result of the rampant... Continue Reading

Coconut-Cacao Nib Macaroons

These macaroons are easy to make and can be made weeks ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. The cacao nibs give them depth that balances nicely with the richness of the coconut oil. A great dessert for guests who are dairy-free or gluten-free! Here are step by step instructions: Coconut-Cacao Nib Macaroons Makes 1½ dozen macaroons / 9 servings ½ cup raw almonds 8 large Medjool dates, pitted 1 cup dried shredded coconut (unsweetened), divided 2 tablespoons Dr.... Continue Reading