When Dr. Bronner’s as a company had been around for 67 years, it was time to look back at the decades and ask, “What all are we doing here, how does it tie together, and where are we headed?” The final result was these six Cosmic Principles.
The history of Dr. Bronner’s, celebrating its 75th anniversary, can be told through five buildings that were the foundation of my family’s soapmaking legacy.
In 2023 the company marks its 75th anniversary, but Dr. Bronner was not the first soapmaker in his family—he was the third. Meet all five, starting in 1858.
Go behind-the-scenes to glimpse how we make Castile Bar Soap! Be hypnotized by the honeycomb screens. Get mesmerized by the stamper. You’ll agree with me that soapmaking is really nifty!
Dr. Bronner wrote the label first, before there was a soap on which to put it. It is a deeply personal message, a life’s mission from my grandfather. It’s what started the whole company now known as Dr. Bronner’s.
I interviewed Gero Leson about his book, Honor Thy Label, which tells the story of how Dr. Bronner’s global supply chain acts out the message on the bottle.