• Gift Idea #2:  For the Green Cleaning Newbie

    December 17, 2014
    You can change someone’s life with this next gift.  It is empowering, inspiring, exceedingly useful, and at the moment, rather trendy.  Personally, I love gifts that are useful.  And I love gifts that don’t clutter. The Essentials: A quart of your favorite Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile soap.  If you want to go with my favorite for […]
  • Gift Idea #1: For the Dr. Bronner Newbie

    December 08, 2014
    It is that time of year, and I’d like to help you out with a few gift ideas.  These ideas work year round, but now is a great time to bring them up.  Let’s start with the people on your list who have never heard of Dr. Bronner’s. What to get them? Go simple! Always […]
  • Another Chance for Truth in Labeling

    November 03, 2014
    Tomorrow is a big day in the states of Oregon and Colorado. Residents have the opportunity to vote Yes on Measure 92 or Yes on Prop 105 to make their state the first in the nation to mandate outright GMO labeling on food.
  • The Candy Store

    November 01, 2014
    This is a bit of a departure from my green cleaning/house running topics, but CANDY is a major presence in my house these days, and not consuming it is definitely an aspect of healthier living.
  • A Well Packed Lunch

    September 04, 2014
    Ah, the kid’s packed lunch. The embodiment of leading a horse to water. We can provide our kids with healthy food, but do they eat it when we’re not looking? That’s the question whose answer tells whether our good training is actually sticking. Either way, we keep at it.
  • Fair Trade’s Direct Community Benefit

    August 05, 2014
    This post is part of a series written from my time in Sri Lanka visiting Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade coconut oil project, Serendipol, during July 2014. This is a “Part 2″ to my previous post “What Fair Trade Looks Like” When you buy Fair Trade, you are not only supporting all manner of good things for the employees […]
  • How Do You Get Your Water?

    July 28, 2014
    This post is part of a series written from my time in Sri Lanka visiting Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade coconut oil project, Serendipol, during July 2014. It’s funny how something I take for granted sounds utterly bizarre when I explain it to someone else.  Case in point: a conversation I had in Sri Lanka about water where I […]
  • Traveling with Hand Sanitizer

    July 16, 2014
    This post is part of a series written from my time in Sri Lanka visiting Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade coconut oil project, Serendipol, during July 2014. It’s almost noon.  Do you know where your Dr. Bronner’s hand sanitizer is?  Yesterday, mine accompanied me to the top of Sri Lankan landmark Sigiriya, the Lion Rock, atop which sits the […]
  • A Closer Look at Fair Trade

    July 16, 2014
    This post is part of a series written from my time in Sri Lanka visiting Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade coconut oil project, Serendipol, during July 2014. The Bronner Mom is far from home.  In fact, I could hardly be further.  Kuliyapatiyia, Sri Lanka.  A 12 ½ hour time change.  Site of Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade coconut oil project […]
  • Cleaning your Greens (and Oranges and Reds and Yellows) with Dr. B’s

    May 06, 2014
    Six legged stowaways are a possibility on any produce.  Yes, I mean bugs.  Are they toxic?  Not usually.  Do I want to eat them?  Not personally.  Even without the critters, produce just needs a little bath.  And even moreso, non-organic produce that might be waxed - such as apples or cucumbers - definitely need a scrub.