Dilutions Cheat Sheet for Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap

Dilute! Dilute! OK!* But how much? Here is a quick reference. None of this is a hard and fast rule. If your stuff is really dirty or your water is really hard, then you may want to use more than the recommended amount. However, this should get you started. You’ll notice that for some applications, I recommend pre-diluting the soap – combining the soap with water in a container. For other applications, the soap is diluted by the water present... Continue Reading

Cleaning Makeup Brushes with Dr. Bronner’s

Oh how I love a good timesaving trick! Cleaning your makeup brushes with Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap is exactly that. Cleaning my brushes is one of those things that often falls to the bottom of my “to do” list. The only time I remember it is right when I’m putting on my makeup. Which is usually as I’m flying out the door. Which is when I don’t have time to wash the brushes. However, if I do possibly have one... Continue Reading

This Is Why We Make Soap.

I came to realize, gradually, but with increasing clarity, that living the gift I was given as the fifth generation of this soapmaking family was the best way to be of service to the world. This is a vision we all share at Dr. Bronner’s: our company as an engine to create positive change in the world. The causes we fund and fight for grow every year.

DIY Coconut Sugar Scrub

Coconut Oil wants to be your friend.  It wants to be your friend inside and out.  And it’s very good at both.  One jar of Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil lives in my kitchen where it shows up in all manner of cooking. My second jar of Dr. B’s Coconut Oil lives in my bathroom.  It’s my go-to for shaving, make-up removing, hair masques, face masques, nail nourishing, cuticle softening, and moisturizing anything that needs to be moisturized. And is integral... Continue Reading

A Deep Dive into Ethical Label Claims

There are dozens of brands that are committed to long-term, transparent, mutually beneficial relationships with the farmers they partner with. They often use a certification label to help communicate that commitment. But without looking beyond the label on an individual product, it is difficult to determine whether the brand has that level of commitment or whether they are doing the bare minimum required by a certifier for a small number of products to capture a niche market or gain good PR.