What is put on the outside of our bodies is just as important as what is put inside of them. Many personal care items such as soaps, lotions, shampoos, and conditioners, are made with harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens that can be absorbed through the skin and cause endocrine disruption. Luckily, Dr. Bronner’s is a safe, organic brand that provides a number of quality personal care products, all without those harsh chemicals.
Dr. Bronner’s legacy
Dr. Bronner’s has a long history dating all the way back to 1858 when a German-Jewish family began mastering the craft of soap making. It wasn’t until 1908, however, that they began formally selling their soaps in small batches. Fast forward 20 years later to 1928, and Emmanuel Bronner (third generation master soapmaker) brought his family’s soap recipes to the United States where he launched Dr. Bronner’s. He began by making his soaps at home and packaging them with positive messages to promote inclusion and happiness.
By the 1960s Dr. Bronner’s grew in popularity and had a loyal following of environmentally conscientious customers, all of which loved the eco-friendly processing and natural ingredients. During that time, Dr. Bronner’s soaps became a mainstay at every health market and nutrition stand in the country. To this day, Dr. Bronner’s is still a market leader of healthy, organic soaps, beauty products, and cleaning agents. Even as the company has expanded, they’ve remained true to Emanuel Bronner’s original mission and continue to use the same natural, handcrafted ingredients for all their products.
Dr. Bronner’s “All-One” company mission
Dr. Bronner’s is committed to making a better world with their products through their “All-One” company mission. This company mission follows six key principles:
- Grow the company and expand their global reach so everyone can have access to their products
- Respect their customers by using only the purest organic, cruelty-free, and healthy ingredients
- Treat their employees like family so they are committed to making the best product possible for the customers
- Promote a sustainable supply chain by only using fair trade ingredients from suppliers that offer fair wages, good working conditions, and environmentally sustainable practices
- Honor to the planet by using resources wisely and reducing their environmental impact
- Support the community by dedicating a portion of their profits to local and global charities and advocate the causes of organic production and fair trade
These principles were made to bring awareness to humanity—that we are “All-One” and should work together to create a better world. Dr. Bronner’s demonstrates this by staying committed to their founder’s vision of providing environmentally and socially responsible products.
Benefits of using Dr. Bronner’s
Dr. Bronner’s uses natural plant-based oils as the base ingredient of all their soaps. These oils contain skin-replenishing vitamins, antioxidants, and moisturizers leaving you with smooth, soft skin. These nutrients also have some incredible health benefits as such:
- Relieve dry, flaky skin by providing soothing moisturizers
- Treats sensitive skin issues like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
- Opens pores for a deeper clean and reduction in acne
- Reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks
- Accelerates the body’s natural healing processes
- Reduces the signs and damage of aging like fine lines and wrinkles
- Prevents the development of skin allergies like swelling, rashes, and hives
- Stops headaches and migraines triggered by chemical fragrances
Dr. Bronner’s products are also highly concentrated so they are a great value brand. Plus, you can feel good knowing that you are supporting an eco-friendly, socially responsible company.
Dr. Bronner’s Products
Dr. Bronner’s has a large and diverse product line that including liquid soap, bar soap, body lotion, lip balm, toothpaste, hair care products, baby products, shaving cream, coconut oil, and household cleaners. Here are some of the highlights of their incredible product line:
This fragrant marzipan-scented soap is a wonderful product to help hydrate skin. Made with a blend of organic coconut, palm, jojoba, and olive oils, Dr. Bronner’s Organic Almond Castile Bar Soap nourishes the skin with a rich lather loaded with vitamin E. It can be used as a face, hand, or body soap to provide a deep clean while leaving skin feeling soft and supple.
Babies have special skin care needs, which is why Dr. Bronner’s designed their Unscented Baby Mild Castile Liquid Soap. This gentle cleanser is made without any fragrances and a double batch of olive oil to add extra nourishment. It's safe to use not only on baby’s delicate skin, but also as safe household cleaner for the nursery.
Relish in the cooling, antiseptic properties of peppermint while you provide rich moisture to your skin. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Organic Lotion smells great and will not only soothe dry skin but can help treat the underlying causes. Packaged in a convenient pump bottle, this healing lotion can be easily applied and used anywhere.
Get a close, comfortable shave without irritating your skin with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lavender Shaving Soap. Made with a blend of natural oils and shikakai powder to promote healthy hair follicles, this amazing soap can help prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs. Plus, with the energizing scent of lavender it can help you kick start your day.
Dr. Bronner’s Naked Organic Lip Balm is made with organic beeswax to provide a protective barrier against the harsh environmental conditions. With added jojoba, avocado, and hemp oils, it moisturizes and soothes dry, chapped lips. It’s also extremely versatile and can be used to hydrate cuticles and even dry cheeks.
Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Liquid Cleaner is a safe, environmentally-friendly, all-purpose household cleaner made with plant-based surfactants and natural fir needle and spruce essential oils. It's incredibly versatile can be used to clean laundry, dishes, countertops, floors, windows—anything you need. Made without any synthetic ingredients, it's as gentle on hands and tough on stains.