With a whole host of celebrity fans including Natalie Portman, Bobbie Brown, Lady Gaga and Kate Hudson, Dr Bronners range of natural products has grown from their best seller peppermint liquid soap to a range of ethical toiletries and now merchandise too! Mind you they have been going for 150 years! Amazing!
We had the pleasure of talking with granddaughter Lisa Bronner who is passionate about the brand and the story too.
“Dr Bronner’s history sets them apart. He stood for world peace so the business was part soap and part fighting causes – and still is today!”
Emanuel Bronner was really ahead of his time… putting the planet, his staff and natural ingredients before profits. A high standard that the company adheres to still. Dr Dronner encountered a lot of opposition and was alive during the rise of chemicals. However, he stuck with what he believed in, making high quality natural products that are kind to the planet and with ingredients we can all understand.
Emanuel Bronner was a third generational soap maker who spent his life renouncing hate and war on a personal mission to unite mankind.
His strong views and lectures shockingly landed him in a mental asylum in Chicago, however eight months later in 1948, Bronner escaped and continued with his message in California.
During this time, he also began making peppermint liquid soap under the ‘Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps’ brand. He gave away soap during his talks but soon realised people were taking it without listening to him speak. As a result, he started writing his philosophy on the bottle in tiny script, which is still used on Dr. Bronner’s packaging today.
Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honouring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world.
The company’s commitment to progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner.
The company has grown to become the top-selling natural soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2015 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every 3 seconds.
Here at VeggieVision TV we love the organic lavender lotion; the smell is wonderful and it sinks into your skin without leaving it greasy. The liquid soap is fantastic too … it can even be used in your home, on your companion animals as well as on your hair, face and skin! And their handy hand sanitizer is great to carry around.
We continue to be fans here at VeggieVision TV!
Please visit www.drbronner.com to read the full fascinating story.