I’ve been using Dr. Bronner’s all purpose soap for many years, mainly for camping purposes since it is biodegradable. I just came across a review of their lavender coconut hand and body lotion by Shwetha Kengasur Venkatesh and learned more about the brand. I was pleasantly surprised.
There are only 11 ingredients in this lotion. It’s nice to see a product this simple. All of the ingredients are USDA certified organic and are fair trade too, which indicates that there has been serious thought taken about ethical sourcing.
The packaging is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyethylene (PET) plastic bottles, which is great because it means that no more plastic was created from scratch to contain this product. Instead, other pieces of plastic were diverted from the landfill. Excellent.
Dr. Bronner’s also brags an impressive list of certifications. They are a certified B corp to start. They are also certified by the Oregon Tilth Certified Organic. The coconut oil used in the lotion is certified by the Regenerative Organic Certification and Dr. Bronner’s is in the process of acquiring this certification for all of their ingredients.
When it comes to working conditions, another certification called “Fair for Life,” which emphasizes fair working conditions across the entire supply chain. In addition, all employees are entitled to equal benefits, including up to $5,000 in childcare and full health premium insurance.
It appears that Dr. Bronner’s is doing a lot of great things on their sustainability front. Supporting regenerative agriculture and recognizing the importance of the welfare of the entire supply chain are both great steps. Let’s show them some love.