Dr. Bronner's is a family business committed to honoring the vision of their founder Dr. E.H. Bronner, by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating their profits to helping make a better world.
Born in 1908 to a Jewish family that had been making soap since 1858, Emanuel Bronner was the third generation certified as a master soapmaker under the guild system of the time. In 1929, he brought his formulas for high-quality liquid and bar soaps to America, starting Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in its current form in 1948.
The soaps enjoyed a small but loyal following in the early years. In the late 1960s, however, soap sales started to explode, due to the unsurpassed ecological quality combined with Emanuel Bronner’s urgent message to realize our transcendent unity across religious and ethnic divides. Word-of-mouth soon made Dr. Bronner’s the iconic soap of that era, and in the decades that followed the soaps spread into every health food store in the U.S. and then into the mainstream as well, quickly becoming the number-one-selling brand of natural soaps in North America.
Today, Dr. Bronner’s continues its mission and commitment to building an engine for promoting and advancing positive social change. From pioneering USDA certified organic personal care products, to creating Fair Trade projects across the world, they strive to honor their heritage with progressive business practices, while devoting profits to worthwhile causes and charities worldwide. Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps are synonymous with Old-World quality and time-honored simplicity. Renowned for their versatility and eco-friendliness, Dr. Bronner's continues to make their unsurpassed soaps with care and integrity.