Why We’re Donating $5 Million to MAPS

Our family company, Dr. Bronner’s, donates a lot of resources to social justice NGOs and campaigns, including over $1 million to various state-level cannabis legalization campaigns in 2016. Collectively, well north of $40 million was raised in the 2016 election cycle alone to end prohibition and stop the enormous waste of taxpayer and law enforcement resources from ruining the lives of upstanding citizens and their families. Even with the Trump administration, momentum is growing to recognize medical cannabis at the... Continue Reading

What is Green?

At Dr. Bronner's we don't say to our consumers: if you bought a bottle of our soap then we're going to help a coconut farmer in Ecuador. We don't say: if you buy a bottle of soap we will then donate to sustainability efforts in Sri Lanka. We don't say: if you buy a bottle of soap we're going to contribute to hemp farming in the US. By the time that bottle of soap has reached the shelf where you can buy it, all of that has already happened—because it's in the soap. Now, your purchasing the soap means that we can continue to do it.

Regenetarians Unite!

In this manifesto for the budding regenetarian movement, David Bronner digs deep into the challenges faced by those trying to revolutionize agriculture and transform it into a humane and environmentally viable system that can feed everyone, forging a hopeful path forward that unites conscious farmers, companies, activists, vegans and omnivores.

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