Odds & Ends

Changing the Smell of Clean

To me, growing up, the smell of clean was sharp, pungent, and nose scouring. It didn’t smell like any naturally occurring substance I knew of. When I smelled it, I

What I Mean by "Green"

Every time I use the word “green”, I cringe inwardly. The word strikes me at best as trendy, and at worst as pretentious. I can guarantee that I am not

Water Conservation Tips

"Don’t let L.A. drip dry." I still remember this water conservation commercial from the '80's that showed a man turning on his bathroom faucet, and only drips came out.

One Step at a Time

“Going green” is not a change that you can make suddenly. It takes time, research, and a change of habits to get started . If you take on too many

Who Gave Soap a Bad Name?

Somewhere along the way in recent years, we’ve accepted the idea that soap isn’t good enough. The myth persists that only potent, synthetic antibacterial agents are legitimate cleansers and soap

Welcome to my blog!

I have to confess that even though I grew up Bronner, I underestimated the usefulness and versatility of the soap. My grandfather really wasn’t exaggerating when he said you