Using Coconut Oil to Treat Hair & Scalp

As long as I can remember, I have wrestled with my hair. It’s naturally dry and curly, and it tangles easily. I remember my grandpa telling me to just “Brush it! Brush it!” when I was little, and I’d respond despairingly, “I can’t!” I’ve certainly gone through my fair share of store-bought products to try to soften, detangle and defrizz my curls—and, after years of experimenting (not exaggerating), I’ve finally collected a small trove of holy grail products. One of... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Now Solar-Powered!

Last Friday, September 29th, Dr. Bronner’s held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new solar power installation, that will provide about half of the power we need at our soap-making plant in Vista, California. Our staff took some time out from their busy day to celebrate the completion of this project, along with several officials from the City of Vista and our project partners at Heliopower and Ecology Artisans. Dr. Bronner’s began researching how to construct an on-site solar-generated electricity system... Continue Reading

Curried Carrot Soup

With fall officially here it’s the beginning of soup season! This soup is super-simple to make, creamy and comforting. Don’t be afraid to add other fall vegetables that are sure to show up in your CSA box, such as squashes, parsnips or potatoes. If you want to make the soup milder or have children who don’t like spice, then you can replace the red curry paste with yellow curry paste, which still packs a good deal of flavor but has... Continue Reading

Shaving with Dr. Bronner’s

As with all things Dr. Bronner’s, there is versatility and choice in shaving with our products. The simplest choice is to go with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Shaving Soaps. In the timescale of how long the Bronner family has been making soaps, these are relative newbies. Ingredient-wise, the shaving soaps are closely related to Organic Pump Soaps. Their high concentration of Shikakai powder makes them effective yet mild and nourishing, as well as giving them a distinctive dark golden brown color. The shaving soaps lather to a very creamy foam that shaves closely.

Green Cleaning Starter Kit

You know you want to.  You’ve been meaning to for ages.  Everybody’s doing it. It’s so easy! Today is the day you put together your Green Cleaning Starter Kit. The kit is so simple that you’ll need to trust me that it will indeed clean your house.  Trust it.  No side effects.  No funny business.  No fancy gimmicks.  Just clean. Check out the video for some extra motivation and then go gather these supplies: 2 – 1 Quart (1 L)... Continue Reading

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Taco Tuesdays has become a rock-solid tradition in my family. You can layout a spread of beans, veggies and condiments on the table and let everyone make tacos to their specific liking. It’s an easy dinner to whip up on a weekday night and a certified hit with the kids. Remember to warm up the corn tortillas on a lightly oiled cast-iron skillet (for crispier tortillas) or to steam them on the stove or in the microwave (if you like... Continue Reading

Car Washing with Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds

The first thing I remember ever washing with Sal Suds was my car. This might just be my favorite use of Sal Suds.  It works so fast and rinses so quickly that I once ran out during a rainstorm and cleaned my whole car.  Hey, I’m from California and I know the value of free water! It does such an impressive job on vehicles, is harmless to the environment, and is completely safe for the person using it.  What’s not... Continue Reading

Wielding Our Forks For Good

We are truly “at the fork” in the road. As a culture, we must choose which path to take. One is a path of thoughtless consumption and industrialization that sacrifices the lives and wellbeing of animals and spells disaster for our climate. The other is the path of consuming more plants and significantly less and much better meat from regenerative organic and humane agriculture, that raises animals responsibly and ethically on pasture, while also helping to bring our climate back into balance.