What is Green?

In November, I had the honor of speaking to a room full of Project Green Challenge finalists. This is an inspiring group of high school and college students from all over the US, who have all completed a grueling month of “green” challenges and have been selected as finalists for their tremendous efforts and creativity in completing the challenges. Here is the speech I gave to the finalists, with a transcript below:   It is wonderful to be back here.... Continue Reading

Regenetarians Unite!

How the Regenerative Agriculture and Animal Welfare Movements Can End Factory Farming, Restore Soil and Mitigate Climate Change Regenerating Agriculture, Soil and Atmosphere Soil is a miraculous living membrane, crucial for human and ecosystem health. Physically, soil sustains and nourishes us, each year bringing forth the bounty of crops and food that feed us and our fellow animals. Soil stores water, cycles nutrients and is the largest land-based sink for carbon. But we are literally plowing through and destroying this... Continue Reading

A Definitive Guide to Washing Your Hair With Dr. Bronner’s

Washing your hair with Dr. Bronner’s can work really well, but the truth is that it often involves a bit of tinkering to get it right. (Your hair type and water quality alone can greatly affect the results!) Here,  we try to cover all the basic concepts and offer some troubleshooting tips as well. Much of the information presented here was compiled from customers who commented on Lisa Bronner’s original hair-washing post, and a handful of excellent natural beauty bloggers—most notably, Almost... Continue Reading

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 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