A Peek Behind the Soap: Oil Refining with Richard Jones

Richard Jones, our Bulk Manufacturing Supervisor, was recently named Dr. Bronner’s Employee of the Quarter—along with our Quality Assurance Manager Liz Schwartz—for their efforts in scaling up our in-house bar soap base manufacturing. From Petroleum to Palm You wouldn’t expect a job recommendation to come from your therapist, but in a bit of cosmic serendipity, that’s exactly how our Bulk Manufacturing Supervisor Richard Jones found his ideal career at Dr.

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Dr. Bronner’s to Provide Psychedelic-Therapy as Employee Healthcare Benefit

First Ever Partnership between Health Plan Administrator and Leading U.S. Company to Offer Employee Coverage for Ketamine-Assisted Therapy to Promote Mental Health Dr. Bronner’s has expanded its mental healthcare benefits to include ketamine-assisted therapy, as a first step in providing access to psychedelic-assisted therapy to employees to promote mental health. This innovative benefit plan is administered by Enthea,

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Legalize Cannabis! Support Justice, Equity, and Diversity – Now!

This Season, We’re Donating to Cannabis Organizations of Your Choice At Dr. Bronner’s, we’re working to connect you, our customers, with the nonprofits we support. We now have a widget on our webstore that engages customers in our giving. This platform allows customers to select a featured nonprofit to receive 10% of their total purchase amount,

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Remembering Joyful Hemp Warrior Steve Levine

We’re sad to relay that Steve Levine, former President of the Hemp Industries Association and rock star hemp ganja joyful warrior, left us on January 1st. He also served as a boardmember for Vote Hemp and worked at Dr. Bronner’s as our trade show director for many years. We dug up the DEA’s lawn and got arrested together,

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Our Journey to Dynamic Agroforestry—A Concept with a Future

The following post is an abridged excerpt from my book Honor Thy Label: Dr. Bronner’s Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain.  In October 2016, Joachim Milz came through Asuom, where our Ghanaian sister company Serendipalm that supplies us with sustainable palm oil is based. It was, as usual, a warm and humid night,

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Dr. Bronner’s Path to Regenerative Cocoa!

Magic All-One Chocolate! Click here to learn about all 6 flavors – what they taste like and where to buy them The following post is an abridged excerpt from my book Honor Thy Label: Dr. Bronner’s Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain.  On my first drive to Asuom, Ghana in late 2006,

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From Root to Fruit: Using the Whole Coconut

This excerpt from my book, Honor Thy Label, describes how Serendipol, Dr. Bronner’s Sri Lankan supplier of coconut oil, uses every part of the coconut to create a highly ecological operation. A Perfectly Ecological Production After operating Serendipol for some five years and improving trees, soil, and processing, I increasingly marveled at the “inherent sustainability” of the project.

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The Dr. Bronner’s Way: Transforming Tragedy and Trauma

Soon after I first crossed paths with Dr. Bronner’s, when I began the work of transitioning its supply chains to be organic and fair trade, I learned about founder Emanuel Bronner’s determination to use his soap brand to unite and bring peace to the world. A lofty goal, for sure, and one that some companies might have considered a hopeful founder’s story,

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Growth and Diversification at Pavitramenthe

How do the leaders of our fair trade projects and partnerships approach growth and diversification? This excerpt from my book, Honor Thy Label, describes how our Indian supplier of mint oils, Pavitramenthe, has begun to diversify their offerings and customer base. Honor Thy Label is available for order today! EXCERPT: GROWTH AND DIVERSIFICATION AT PAVITRAMENTHE Just like Dr.

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Pavitramenthe Initiative Provides Relief for Local Villages

Based in the Uttar Pradesh province of India, Pavitramenthe supplies us with Regenerative Organic Certified mint oil for our products. Recently, Rob Hardy, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Agricultural Development Manager, had a chance to speak with Nihal Singh, the Managing Director of Pavitramenthe, about how the coronavirus is affecting their community and the relief efforts they have ramped up to help those in need.

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