Dr. Bronner’s Update on Covid-19

To our customers and community,

Like many businesses in this time, we are doing our best to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees and community. For Dr. Bronner’s this goes hand in hand with meeting the needs of our customers. Soap and hand sanitizer are essential tools to help keep Covid-19 from spreading and help maintain public health, and for this reason and others, we believe it is important to continue manufacturing our products for as long as we are able to safely do so.

For the safety of our staff and community, all of our employees who can work remotely are now working from home. Meanwhile, demand for our soap and hand sanitizer has spiked, and we are doing our best to fulfill the increase in orders. In spite of our best efforts, constraints prevent us from fully meeting orders: our hand sanitizer, for example, can only be produced at FDA-licensed drug manufacturing facilities, and is being produced at 600% of our usual rate.

We are allotting a reserve of 2% of all hand sanitizer production to donate to at-risk communities and the organizations that serve them, so they have access to our hand sanitizer as well. Last week we shipped donations to organizations serving unhoused and low-income populations in San Diego, New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. We are continuing to work with advocates and service providers to get our products in the hands of those who need them most during this public health crisis.

We are asking our customers and community to please be patient as we do our best to fulfill orders and make our products available to those who need them. Please also buy only what you think you need, so that everyone who needs our products can obtain them. This is an important time to remember that we are all connected and need to look out for each other, now more than ever.


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David and Michael Bronner

David and Michael Bronner run Dr. Bronner's together with their family. They view the company as an activist vehicle and donate both time and money to causes they believe in.

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  • tpend

    Thanks for all you are doing. Be well.

    • Belinda Canez

      Very cool tip! Thanks for sharing!

  • m kozar

    for all those looking to ‘sanitize’ without drying with alcohol, i made a Bronner sanitizer spray, since soap annihilates virus’ by tearing them apart…
    Add one BIG stream of Dr Bronner Castile to a 250ml (glass if you have) spray jar
    Fill slowly with lukewarm water
    Cap with sprayer
    *When spraying and using, spray should still feel ‘greasy’ like the pure castile does, and when applying and rubbing, should have a ‘coating’ effect, this means it is still concentrated enough.
    No need to rinse (but rinse if you wish after 20 senconds), as Dr Bronner Castile does NOT dry out, and instead, feels moisturizing and soothing!
    Much love everyone, be there for each other!

  • Paola Gelmetti-Dembroski

    I have a bottle of the peppermint soap and I would like to know if there is a recipe using this and alcohol for sanitizing hands and surfaces.
    I can’t go out right now, I’m in Oregon (stay at home order), I’m over 70 and I have a limited income, so I’m trying to use what I have already.
    I see that there is a sanitizing spray on dr. Bonner website, but I would like to make my own and know that it works.

    • We don’t recommend using the soap for making a sanitizing spray. I would just use alcohol. The only additional ingredient that’s in our sanitizer is glycerin, which is there to provide moisturization, since alcohol dries your hands. So moisturize your hands afterwards and you should be fine. Depending on the concentration of the alcohol you may also want to add water.