No-Bake Fudgy Vegan Brownies

These brownies are rich and moist, achieving the perfect balance of nutty and chocolate notes. They are a great party treat, being both vegan and gluten-free—no one will be left out! The recipe was developed especially for us by superfood chef Julie Morris—so while sinfully sweet, these fudgy brownies still pack the nutritional goodness of almonds, cacao, dates and coconut oil. No-Bake Fudgy Vegan Brownies Makes 24 ½ cup raw hazelnuts ½ cup raw almonds 24 large medjool dates, pitted... Continue Reading

Standing with Immigrants and Refugees

Dr. Bronner’s was founded in the U.S. by Emanuel Bronner who, after losing his parents in the Holocaust, promoted a message of love and unity, not hate and revenge. In what he would call the “Moral ABC,” Emanuel urged us to realize our unity across religious & ethnic divides or perish: “We are All-One or None!” For Dr. Bronner, the tragic consequences of racial and religious division were all too real. This weekend, Trump closed the country’s borders to refugees,... Continue Reading

We All Have a Role: Five Lessons for Organizing Emerge from a Berry Farm

One of the most significant highlights of 2016, for me, was the phone call I received the night before Labor Day to inform me that Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Sakuma Brothers Farm had signed a legally binding agreement outlining how the two parties would settle a four-year-long labor dispute on Sakuma Brothers’ berry farm in Washington State. Sakuma Brothers is a major supplier to Driscoll’s, the largest distributor of berries in the world, and to Häagen-Daz ice cream... Continue Reading

Lentil-Hemp Vegan Burgers with Coconut Oil

If you’ve ever tried making your own veggie burgers from scratch, you know that it’s a bit of an art. These vegan burgers, a recipe specially created for us by superfood chef Julie Morris, achieve that magical longed-for combination: a well-formed patty that retains its shape when cooked, thanks to oats and coconut oil; a profound umami mouthfeel imparted by the lentils, flaxseed, miso and hemp; and great flavoring from the generous amounts of onion and garlic used for the mix.... Continue Reading

How to Use Dr. Bronner’s New Arnica-Menthol Organic Magic Balm

I’m sitting among a tower of tissues as I write this, nose rubbed raw from wiping away the product of a thousand sneezes. I’m sick and sore, and figured it was a perfect time to talk about the latest Dr. Bronner’s creation: our new Arnica-Menthol Organic Magic Balm. Whether you’ve fallen prey to the seasonal flu (complete with all the magical aches & pains) or you’re growing older and experiencing the humbling groans of an aging body, there’s nothing quite... Continue Reading

Serendipalm: More Than Fair Trade

Serendipalm is our sister company in Ghana that supplies us with fair trade & organic palm oil for our soaps. We recently caught up with Safianu Moro, who heads up the team at Serendipalm as Managing Director to learn more about his work there and his vision for the project’s future.   How did you come to work at Serendipalm? I earned my Bsc. in Agricultural Science at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, and for my required national service,... Continue Reading

Being Uncle Ralph

Uncle Ralph embodied the heart and soul of our company. While my grandfather inspired from the mountaintop, Uncle Ralph grounded himself on the earth, among the crowds, leading them in song, entertaining them with story, showering them with soap. He could instantly connect with people from all walks of life: everybody was a kindred spirit. And so when he talked about the company — our philosophy, our charitable giving — it was as if he was saying: We can all... Continue Reading

Cleaning With Your Kids!

I’m already hearing some, “Gee, Thanks” from the kids. However, herein lies one of the biggest perks for me with DIY house cleaning: not only are most homemade green cleaners safe to use around children, it is also safe for children to use. Prior to my switch to natural house cleaners, my house cleaning was more of a covert operation. I didn’t want my kids breathing the fumes while I was cleaning and I didn’t want them coming up behind me... Continue Reading

How This Whole Crazy Trip Started

Dr. Emanuel (or Emil) Bronner was a third-generation master soapmaker born into a German-Jewish soapmaking family that had been making soap since 1858. By the turn of the century the family enterprise had expanded to three factories, the largest of which was in Heilbronn, where Dr. Bronner was born in 1909. He was trained in the guild system of the time and received a degree in chemistry. Our grandfather was pretty intense from day one, and in his early 20s... Continue Reading