One of our personal favorite and most popular Yin Yoga Lifestyle podcasts was the discussion I had in 2021 with Lisa Bronner. Here is the link to this podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3c3ANeaDLHB8yem6JwF31Q
Lisa has a great website: Going Green with Lisa Bronner
Lisa is also a blogger and speaker for Dr Bronner’s. As you know - Dr. Bronner's is a family-owned business which makes natural products – including the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America. Dr Bronner’s is committed to making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, while dedicating their profits to help make this a better world.
This interview generated much discussion and positive feedback. We recently had the chance to catch up with Lisa and we wanted to provide you with an update on Going Green with Lisa Bronner.
Lisa’s hugely popular website continues to grow and provide us with so much helpful information about the incredible line of Dr Bronner products and how best to use them. There are many tips on how to save money – and our planet - creating our own healthy and chemical-free products to use to clean around our homes, for natural clean laundry, our gardens, and even our dogs! Here are a few of our favorite topics we just had to share.
Make your own All-Purpose Cleaning Spray by using a combination of Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap and Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner, plus your essential oil of choice for fragrance.
This is a great cost-effective and healthy alternative to the environment-damaging chemical-based store brands – and this can be used safely on all surfaces around your home. Use it to clean your counter-tops, sinks, toilets, shower stall and tubs – even your outdoor patio furniture.
Make your own green Laundry Detergent using Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap and Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner
Have you considered that your laundry detergent may be one of the more harmful products in your home? The sad truth is - commercial laundry detergents which claim to make your stuff whiter and brighter and smell “fresh” for up to 8 weeks are made of extremely toxic ingredients. These commercial detergents, fabric softeners and dryer sheets can also leave behind a dangerous chemical residue on your bedding, towels and clothes. And who in their right mind would want that!!! Feel great about protecting your family and our environment by making your own safe laundry products at home. In this video – Lisa provides more information on the dangers of using commercial laundry products – and instructions on how to use 2 simple and safe Dr Bronner soaps for naturally clean laundry.
Make your own Natural Spray to Eliminate Garden Pests using Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap
Many of the commercial pesticides sold in supermarkets and garden centers for use in your home and garden are categorized as non-specific—which means they will eliminate all insects. For instance, if you’re having a problem with aphids, these toxic pesticides won’t just kill the aphids; they will kill everything that comes into contact with the pesticide-treated plant. This means that critically important pollinators like bees and butterflies are also at risk. Bees and butterflies are not harmful to plants and fruit and vegetables—on the contrary, they will help them bloom and fruit. And any grower of flowers or fruit and vegetables knows it's extremely important to preserve the pollinator populations and their fragile environment. And who would want to serve their family healthy home-grown fresh vegetables that are coated in toxic chemicals? So if you want to get rid of garden pests in a safe and non-toxic way – you can make your own spray that won’t kill the bees and butterflies.
Make your own at-home natural Dog Wash using Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap
Thanks to Lisa Bronner – we now have the perfect natural solution for washing our dogs at home. Just use Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap and the garden hose to give your dog a quick once over – without having to make dog groomer appointments, drive them there, hang around and wait and then pay exorbitant charges! Here’s how you can have a happy and fresh smelling dog – and save money and do it on your schedule in the privacy of your own home or garden!
We have only been able to cover a few topics here – but Lisa has so much more information and many videos on her Going Green with Lisa Bronner website for other ways to use Dr Bronner products. So if you are interested in learning how you can make your own natural products for your family (hand soap/shampoo/body scrubs), or looking for tips on organic gardening or on introducing plant-based recipes to your family – this is the site that will give you this information plus so much more! Lisa is also available to answer any questions you may have on Dr Bronner products. And don’t forget to sign up for her regular newsletter which offers even more tips and videos on how we can all Go Green.
Going Green with Lisa Bronner https://www.lisabronner.com/
For more information and to purchase Dr Bronner products https://www.drbronner.com/