Tattoo Care with Dr. Bronner’s

You’ve thought long and hard about the kind of tattoo you want to get, you’ve worked with an amazing artist to develop a striking design, and you’ve sat through long hours to get a beautiful piece of art drawn on your body. Or maybe you just walked into a tattoo parlor on impulse and decided to mark this moment in your life with something permanent! Either way, you will want to make sure that your tattoo heals properly and stays... Continue Reading

Sal Suds Dilution Cheat Sheet

Sal Suds, Sal Suds, How do I love thee? I use it for… Clothes Towels Sheets Halloween costumes Tile Floors Carpet Granite Painted walls Painted shelves Plastic trash cans Make Up brushes Dishes Lunchboxes Dog bowls Dog carriers Dog collars Windows Cars Car leather Finished wood Wood cutting boards Plastic cutting boards My grill (aka bar-b-que) Outdoor metal furniture Outdoor plastic furniture Plastic toys Stainless steel appliances Paint brushes China Glass vases Pottery Beach balls Diaper Changing pads Wicker baskets... Continue Reading

Circles of Impact—What We Can Learn From Serendipalm

In 2012, just hired as a communications associate with Dr. Bronner’s, I began working on a project to support fundraising for the purchase of bed nets to curtail malaria, and support the building of a maternity ward in the local health care facility in Asuom, Ghana, where Dr. Bronner’s palm oil is produced. A great success, the “Help Dr. Bronner’s Fight Malaria in Eastern Ghana” campaign succeeded in raising over $50,000. In the process we also educated many of our... Continue Reading

Quinoa Buddha Bowl

Who knew that buddha bowls could be so simple to make? Although they usually require a couple micro-recipes to create, using clean ingredients from the start maximizes flavor, meaning each element can be made with ease. Here, a base of warm quinoa is drizzled with a decadent garlic “butter” (made dairy-free with coconut oil!), and topped with beans, steamed spinach, avocado, and a vibrant dressing made from tahini, lemon, and turmeric. Sprinkle a few chia seeds on top for good... Continue Reading

Emergency Preparedness Kit with Dr. Bronner’s

My husband knows I’m feeling anxious when I start unloading 20-gallon jugs of water from the back of our SUV. He knows by now that something, maybe an article or a social media post, has triggered my need to be more prepared for a disaster than I was the day before. For the last eight years I worked as the communications director at a K-8 private school, and attended quarterly disaster preparedness meetings with staff and faculty. The most common concern... Continue Reading

The Endless Bounty of Jim Bronner

In telling our father’s story, it’s hard to know where to begin—with the inventor, the leader, the storyteller, or the humble servant. At heart, he was a passionate soapmaker who had the kind of mastery and instinct that could never be taught. I remember being at a trade show in the mid ‘90s when a retailer came to our booth with a new soap that everyone was raving about. The retailer asked, “Are you worried?” My dad responded by taking... Continue Reading

Dr. Bronner’s Stands for Common Sense Gun Reform

Emanuel Bronner’s mission was not a modest one: he wanted to achieve world peace. The writing on the bottle for which he became famous had a well-defined objective—he wanted to convince everyone he encountered that world peace is possible if we are willing to overcome sectarian divisions and come together under a shared set of moral values that he called the Moral ABC. He also understood that the machinery of war was antithetical to this mission of peace. As he... Continue Reading

All-One Activist: Erica Meier of Compassion Over Killing

As a Dr. Bronner’s employee, I learned that the company is a philanthropic supporter of Compassion Over Killing (COK), a non-profit farm animal protection organization. As a lifelong vegetarian and animal lover, I was curious to learn more about the work they do. I recently had the honor of interviewing Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing and a tenacious leader in the animal rights movement.

Michael Pollan’s New Book Will Open Your Mind

I couldn’t be more excited by the bright light of truth Michael’s book shines on such a crucial but poorly understood and wrongly demonized subject.  “How to Change Your Mind” holds tremendous potential to change millions of minds and make a significant cultural impact in how we as a society understand psychedelics.