Dr. Bronner's, a company that spans 16 decades and involves five generations of family soapmaking, was founded by Emanuel Bronner in 1948. Bronner was a third generation master soapmaker who immigrated to the United States from Germany to escape Nazi persecution.
"For we're All-One or None!"
In the 1940s, Emanuel Bronner started making handmade soap in his home to spread his message of peace and unity to the world. He believed that if people could learn to get along and respect each other's differences, the world (which he calls "Spaceship Earth") would be a much more peaceful place. He called this philosophy the Moral ABC, which you can read about on every product label.
Dr. Bronner's Castile Soaps
Dr. Bronner's brand is synonymous with castile soap. It has become a staple for anyone looking for truly natural and quality personal care.
Dr. Bronners multi purpose soaps are certified organic, fair trade, sustainable, certified cruelty free, and packaged in post consumer recycled packaging. It has so many different uses, and the ingredients are amazing. Plus, Dr. Bronner's is an ethical company.
Why is Dr. Bronner's natural soaps good for the people and the environment?
Like any sustainable business, Dr. Bronner's has several noteworthy certifications that support their personal care and natural cleaning products. As a BCorp certified company, Dr. Bronner's respects and protects natural habitats, seeks fairness with employees and partners, and pursues an ethical economy.
Dr. Bronner's is also USDA Organic certified. This means their goods are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program, which is the same seal of trust given to organic food.
Independent organic certifier Oregon Tilth is a non profit organisation that abides by ecologically and socially appropriate agricultural practices. They certify various Dr. Bronner products as being USDA organic.
Dr. Bronner's holds a Regenerative Organic Certification, which is a holistic agriculture certification. It accounts for farming that's in balance with ecology, workers, and animals.
The primary ingredients in Dr. Bronner's products are certified fair trade under the Fair for Life Certification Programme. This verifies fair working conditions and fair prices on the company's entire supply chain.
Dr. Bronner's is Leaping Bunny certified, which means they never test their ingredients or products on animals.
Dr. Bronner's is Certified Vegan by Vegan Action. Their vegan items are made without any type of animal products or byproducts, except for lip balms and body balms, which contain beeswax.
They're also Non GMO Project verified, which means Dr. Bronner goods are free from genetically modified ingredients/organisms (GMOs).
Sustainable palm oil farming
Dr. Bronner's castile soap leads the way in sustainable palm oil usage. They developed their own fair trade organic plantations in Ghana without clear cutting rainforests.
The Serendipalm project is now the world’s largest fair trade organic palm oil project, working only with smallholder farmers and making a life changing difference to the community. They ensure that employees are paid a fair wage and have safe working conditions. The project also helps to protect the environment by preserving rainforest land and promoting sustainable agriculture.
Only the purest organic and fair trade ingredients
The main ingredient is love!
Love is the main ingredient in all of Dr. Bronner's products. That's how much this brand values their customers. They only want the best and safest things for the people and the world they live in.
Dr. Bronner castile soap
Dr. Bronner's pure castile soap is a great alternative to complex detergent blends. It doesn't contain synthetic detergents or surfactants, which can be damaging to the environment. It's made with simple ingredients (pure vegetable oils), is effective, and biodegrades quickly.
One of the benefits of Dr. Bronner's castile soap is that it lathers well because of its high coconut oil content. The oil from coconut is a natural surfactant, so it helps create a richer and more luxurious lather than any synthetic preservative or foaming agent.
Certified Organic Oils
Dr. Bronner’s natural soaps are made with certified organic oils and essential oils, and they use organic palm oil in their products. The palm oil they use on their organic soap is part of the Serendipalm project in Ghana.
All Dr. Bronner's soaps come in 100% post consumer recycled packaging. The Dr. Bronner bar soap is plastic free and wrapped in paper. They use (PET) polyethylene plastic bottles for all of their liquid and pump soaps.
Buy the best Dr. Bronner products
Dr. Bronner's brand of soap comes in a range of beautiful scents, all from pure organic essential oils. We love the bestselling peppermint and citrus castile soaps. And don’t forget to check out the Baby Unscented range for little ones or those with sensitive skin - it's completely free from fragrance and essential oils.
Not sure whether to use liquid or bar castile soap? Are you still confused about the pump soap? We've got all the answers on this blog post here.
Cleaning product favourites
For natural soap options that are good for you and the planet (an all purpose soap that's free of nasties), check out Dr. Bronner's organic lineup. Dr. Bronner's safe cleaning items have a unique formula that makes them perfect for multiple uses - from handwashing to laundry detergent - you name it!
Dr. Bronner Pure Castile Liquid Soap
You can use the Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap range for many different things (it's an 18-in-1 product!). Use it to wash your body, face, hair, and even your pets! It's biodegradable and versatile, so it's a good choice for those looking for an all natural option. It also contains essential oils that give multiple benefits, such as improving mental clarity, reducing stress, and promoting relaxation.
There's a wide range of scents. For the perfect congestion booster, there's eucalyptus. To help relax the mind and soothe your stresses away, use lavender. And if you're struggling with acne prone skin and dandruff, try tea tree. For the perfect pick me up, try green tea. Citrus orange is also the best soap to help you get started in the morning, with it's refreshing and rejuvenating aroma. And if you've got sensitive skin, use baby unscented, as it's fragrance free.
Dr. Bronner's Sugar Soap
Packed with all natural ingredients, this certified organic and fair trade soap is perfect for your hands, face, body, and hair. Based on the pure Castile Dr. Bronner soap, with organic sugar and shikakai, it gives a gentle cleansing experience that's perfect for daily use. It's good for all hair and skin types and is an ideal remedy for dry skin.
You can choose from a wide selection of natural scents. For a refreshing boost, use peppermint. To help you wind down, try lavender. For a nourishing cleanse, choose lemongrass lime. If you've got allergies, use baby unscented. It's suitable for babies and children and is ideal for those with allergies and sensitive skin.
It's a 4-in-1 multi use product that comes in a handy pump bottle.
Dr. Bronner's Castile Bar Soap
This Dr. Bronner bar soap is a great alternative to liquid soaps. It produces a creamier lather without using a foaming agent and is made with organic hemp oil. Hemp oil is naturally moisturising, so it won't dry your skin.
You can choose from a wide selection of natural scents like peppermint, which helps cool your skin and sharpen your mind. There's citrus to invigorate and refresh your skin, leaving it soft and silky to touch. To help soothe your mind and body, use lavender, cherry blossom, or green tea. You can also use eucalyptus to help focus your mind and open your airways, or try tea tree to help treat acne prone skin and dandruff.
For a fragrance free soap, choose baby unscented, which is suitable for little ones. It uses double the olive oil to cleanse sensitive skin without drying it.
Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds
Sal Suds is the best all purpose biodegradable cleaner. It's a concentrated plant based surfactant that you can use to clean all types of surfaces. Use it for scrubbing dishes, mopping floors, or washing your laundry.
The essential oils in Sal Suds are strong antibacterials, which make this product ideal for cleaning up messes. These organic cleaning products have no harsh synthetics, so they're mild and gentle. Plus, it rinses off easily, so you don't have to worry about leaving any residue behind.
Cruelty Free Personal Care Products
Dr. Bronner doesn't just make soaps. They also have a wide range of nourishing essentials. These products range from balms that hydrate dry lips and soothe nappy rash to hand sanitisers that clean sticky hands. Their delicious toothpaste is a definite must try, too!
Dr. Bronner's Organic Hand Sanitiser
You'll love that Dr. Bronner's hand sanitiser ticks all the boxes! It's certified organic, GMO free, and made with simple yet safe ingredients that kill germs. It's ideal for cleaning your kids' sticky hands and faces, and works well as an air freshener. Plus, it comes in a handy travel sized bottle that's perfect for on the go.
This natural hand sanitiser comes in two natural scents: cooling peppermint and soothing lavender.
Dr. Bronner's Magic Balm
Dr. Bronner's organic magic balm is a soothing natural blend of organic oils from coconut, avocado, jojoba, and organic beeswax. This 100% natural and safe balm is perfect for providing instant relief to nappy rash, dry or chafed skin, or cracked lips. The balm is unscented, so it's suitable for those with sensitive skin.
It comes in a handy travel sized tin, making it the perfect addition to your handbag or desk drawer.
Dr. Bronner's Lip Balm
There's a reason Dr. Bronner's lip balm is called "naked." It has no added scent, flavour, or colour, so it's safe even if it gets into your mouth. Its peppermint alternative is safe, too, and has a refreshing menthol boost that cools your lips.
Dr. Bronner's lip balms contain organic avocado oil and beeswax that work together to create a barrier against the wind and cold. It uses organic jojoba and hemp oils to keep your lips hydrated too. It's not sticky or too slippy, so it will stay in place and give you long lasting relief.
Bring them wherever you go, as they come in a convenient stick that fits easily into a pocket or purse.
Dr. Bronner's Toothpaste
Dr. Bronner's All-In-One Toothpaste is a top choice for those looking for an organic oral care solution. Their toothpaste contains 70% organic ingredients, including organic coconut flour and fair trade organic coconut oil. These natural ingredients help gently remove plaque and whiten teeth without harsh chemicals or artificial additives. It's fluoride free and low foaming, so it's ideal for those with sensitive teeth or gums.
It comes in various flavours, so you can choose the one that best suits your taste. There's refreshing peppermint, sweet and herby anise, and warm and spicy cinnamon.
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